My Notes From Adam DuVander’s Developer Content Marketing Workshop At DevRelCon London

I know what you’re thinking right now.

“It’s been umpteen weeks since you’ve written on this blog and THIS is what you’re going to write about?!?”

Yes, I totally used quotes because THAT is EXACTLY what you’re thinking.

Yeah, that’s right, THIS is what I’m writing about – so sit back, buck up, and get ready for a totally bumpy ride.

First, let’s focus on the AUDIENCE

1. Where do they work?
2. What languages do they use?
3. How how much experience do they have?
4. Do they tinker on nights / weekends or only at work?

Do you have multiple audiences what are the differences?

Starting with the last question, just to be contrarian, I…. wait. No, my brain just melted off. Because am I answering this question as a Red Hat employee? As an IBM employee? As the RDO Community Manager? As the OpenStack Liaison? Or as Rain the Dancing Engineer Fierce Woman?

When I talked with Adam about my melting brain he suggested focusing on the similarities among them to find the buckets OR to go ahead and entirely separate out personal from professional.

But this is being published HERE; therefore, my audience on groningenrain.nl is:

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Making It Up As I Go Along

P is super sick today, I’m working from downstairs AGAIN because connectivity is absolute ASS at our new house, and I’m officially off of sick leave / maternity ramp up.

No big deal.

Okay, but seriously, can we take a second to celebrate that?

OMG I’M FINALLY ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AT WORK AGAIN

IT’S BEEN LITERALLY YEARS

LITERALLY

YEARS

..

KERMIT FLAIL!! !

Ahem.

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Error Establishing A Database Connection

There have been SO MANY THINGS WRONG with this site that when I flipped over here and there was an error message I almost LOST MY MIND.

No, but seriously.

Except not.

And while I would love to regale you with tales of interest and suspense and intrigue, the truth is that I reset a password to confirm it was set correctly in the first place and then waited on the phone while hosting support dude checked some things and then he tried to sell me things and then we hung up.

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Are You Digital Or Analog?

On the one hand, yes, of course I CODE, therefore, I must be all digital all the time, right?

But, no, I love my moleskine everything – okay, just an agenda and a notebook.

But, still.

Totally analog.

I love the feel of WRITING notes with a pen and paper and then referring to those notes on pages. And flipping through a calendar to look at upcoming appointments.

Now, pause for a second, I also LOVE writing morning pages on 750words.com and nowhere else will do.

So am I digital or analog?

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Do I Hear TWO?!?

Yesterday I took a day off and that’s just fine cause #whynot but today I was back on. And not only was I back on, but it was Father’s Day today and so a couple of weeks ago I picked out a present “from the twins” and went shopping with PROS.alpha and today *GASP* let him sleep in as late as he liked.

Which was eight.

Cause we’re used to getting up at six or five or four.

Or three.

Makes you want to have a couple of kids of your own, doesn’t it just.

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