Friday, October 29, 2010

Technical Writing

I won't really be blogging today because I have to author a few process documents and workflows for the client who is in town. BO-RING.

It's not that I hate it that much, I mean I AM a writer. But creative writing is so much more fun than technical writing. I mean yes, it can still be work, and it should be, really, if you're doing it right, but it still can be fun too. Technical writing? Not so much. At least not for me.

I might feel differently if I were being paid to be a technical writer, but no, this is just another responsibility they're heaping on top of my normal duties. That's business for ya ...

... sorry to depress you all. I don't intend to leave you feeling that way. I want you to have a great weekend, so I'll just leave you with this:

22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was hilarious! Sorry, no dad life for me.

salarsenッ said...

Good luck with that 'technical' writing. I'm actually working on a nonfiction piece for another freelance job. It's great, but yeah...not as satisfying as writing my fiction. I guess it's great practice, though. Writing for a mag or newspaper means you have to be REALLY concise. That practice will never hurt me. LOL

maine character said...

Awesome video! Off to share...

Stina Lindenblatt said...

ROFL I loved it (especially the Disney part)!

Yeah, I much prefer writing fiction, too. Way more fun!

Bish Denham said...

ROFL! Too funny. Perfect for Friday.

IanBontems said...

Good Find! Loved that, and can relate with two daughters. It's the dad life for me.

Christina Lee said...

haha! I get what you mean though--it's how I kinda feel about my column for the newspaper. Reporting all of the facts is not as fun as making them up!

Em-Musing said...

Awesome clip dude! And hey, I write technical copy. I love the challenge of taking boring details and info and making it sound exciting. Picture the audience, write for them.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

oooh i love making workflows! I could make workflows all day.

Also, that video was so full of win! I'm sending it to my dad

Ted Cross said...

Yeah, as much as I like to write, a still dread writing employee evaluations each year. Everyone says I do them well, but it is not a fun type of writing.

WritingNut said...

LOL... ohhh.. I loved that video! Hilarious!

You know... I "almost" became a technical writer too??

Cole Gibsen said...

Awesome video! lol

Colene Murphy said...

Baahahaha! Awesome video!
Hope your tech. writing goes fast today so it doesn't suck too much fun out of the day!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I write nonfiction articles to make some income and I hate it but it pays. I much prefer my fiction.

Awesome video!

Melissa said...

AWESOME video.

I don't do technical writing but writing university papers makes me feel the same way! Every word is a pain and I literally have to drag it out of myself!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Totally hilarious video. Sent to my brother. I've been in edit mode. I don't love it but it's a relief to get it done. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

LTM said...

are you job transitioning? That would be cool--getting paid to write doesn't entirely kill it. ;p

love dad life, even more love for that minivan one... what is it? Hang on... Swagger Wagon. LOL--google it~

Have a super weekend!

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

How'd you get that video of me?

Lenny Lee! said...

hi mr matthew! that was a pretty fun video for dads. sorry you gotta write stuff that not so fun and hope you get it done real fast. i hope you have a real nice weekend.
...happy halloween hugs from lenny

Tracy said...

Thanks for that video. "Manscape" Haha!

I know what you mean about the technical writing. I've had to do a little bit about that for my job. And it's medically related. Nothing worse than technical writing about something you don't even understand!!

It just makes writing for ourselves that much more rewarding.

Stephen Tremp said...

yeah ... totally laughing. I've gotta put this one on my Facebok page. Thanks. Matthew.

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