You know that saying about the cobbler’s kids having no shoes? Yeah. We’re the cobbler, this blog is our shoes. Sorry for the long absence. There are no excuses. However, we’d like to blame it on spring.
One of the things we’ve been lucky enough to do this spring is speak at various conferences around the country. We’ve talked to a TON of great people—from content strategy newbies to CS experts alike. You guys are awesome. And you’re doing great work. Really great.
Many of you have asked us for our list of go-to content strategy resources. So to thank you all for coming out to see us speak, and to facilitate more awesome content strategy work, we’ve compiled this handy list. Enjoy!
CONTENT STRATEGY, STRAIGHT UP
- Content Strategy for the Web, by Kristina Halvorson
- The Web Content Strategist's Bible, by Richard Sheffield
- Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, by Steve Krug
- Killer Web Content: Make the Sale, Deliver the Service, Build the Brand, by Gerry McGovern
- Building Findable Websites: Web Standards SEO and Beyond, by Aarron Walter
- Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning, by Dan Brown
- Content Strategy Google Group
- Content Strategy Meetups
- LinkedIn Content Strategy Group
- Content Strategy Knol
Check out our blog roll for our favorite go-to blogs. (Blog roll, to the right.)
Other Stuff & Junk
STUFF CONTENT STRATEGISTS SHOULD KNOW
- The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, by Barry Schwartz
- The Necessary Art of Persuasion, by Jay A. Conger
- The Accidental Taxonomist, by Heather Hedden
- The Elements of User Experience, by Jesse James Garrett
WEB WRITING FTW
- Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works, by Janice (Ginny) Redish
- InterACT with Web Standards: A holistic approach to web design, from Voices That Matter (Specifically, see the web writing chapter written by our own Erin Anderson.)
- The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White
From Jakob Nielson’s Useit.com:
- Be Succinct! (Writing for the Web)
- Inverted Pyramids in Cyberspace
- How Users Read On The Web
- Information Pollution
What did we miss? Please add your favorite content strategy books, blogs, and links in the comments.