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Links of late | 2018-04-17

Listening to this Bodega track on repeat thanks to my friend Jess. I don’t know anything about them. Tranquilized bears, falling from trees to trampolines. That’s all. Art that overcomes barriers, literally. Humanity detected a star whose light is 3/4 as old as our entire universe. Kyle Kinane is episode 3 of season 2 of…Continue readingLinks of late | 2018-04-17

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Sometimes it works out exactly how you plan

More or less, anyway. I passed the lists from Des Moines Content Nerds on to Quentin for Experiencing UX. He invited me back to keynote World IA Day Des Moines in February. The Kristina Halvorson invited herself to present to our meetup group when it was still Content Nerds, and now I work for her.…Continue readingSometimes it works out exactly how you plan

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Notes from The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn

On why artists need to be challenged: Art should be well-subsidized, yes. But the purchase of a completed painting or a sculpture, the commisioning of a mural—or perhaps the publication of a poem or a novel or the production of a play—all these forms of recognition are the rewards of mature work. They are not…Continue readingNotes from The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn

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What Even Is a Website?

Everyone sees your website a little bit differently. How do your users see it? Stakeholders? The CEO? And what can you learn from adopting their perspective?Continue readingWhat Even Is a Website?

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The Situation Analysis: How to Put Your Research to Work

Once you’ve completed discovery work for a content strategy project, the next best step is to create a situation analysis. Here’s how to craft one effectively.Continue readingThe Situation Analysis: How to Put Your Research to Work

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What to Include in a Content Ecosystem Map

We’ve learned what a content ecosystem map is and why it’s necessary, so now let’s look into what the map actually needs to include.Continue readingWhat to Include in a Content Ecosystem Map

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An Introduction to Content Ecosystem Maps

A content ecosystem map is a visual representation of your content reality—what you have and where it is. And yes, you definitely need one.Continue readingAn Introduction to Content Ecosystem Maps

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How to Plan and Run a Content Strategy Alignment Workshop

If you want to ensure a project goes smoothly, you need to get everyone on the same page right from the start. Enter the content strategy alignment workshop.Continue readingHow to Plan and Run a Content Strategy Alignment Workshop

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Clarity Through Content Strategy

Getting the clarity and coordination you need to do your job, and to ensure the success of your project, often requires looking beyond the “content stuff” to the entire organization itself. This framework can help.Continue readingClarity Through Content Strategy