Who are you?

Dear Reader,

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my paltry contributions. Thing is, I was wondering if you could do me a small favour, it really shouldn’t take too long.

Could you possibly leave a comment on this post, and let me know where you are from?

That’d be great!

Of course, feel free to heap praise on me and this humble blog if you so wish, but, really, all I’m looking for is to try and capture the people who read this blog and are willing to comment.

Yours in appreciation and thanks,



56 Responses to “Who are you?”

  1. Hg
    11 May 2009 at 09:40

    For some reason I only started paying attention to this blog a couple of weeks ago, which is why I haven’t commented here yet. But I’m reading and interested.

  2. Kai
    11 May 2009 at 10:30

    I’m in Frankfurt, Germany.

  3. Jill
    11 May 2009 at 12:11

    In Perth, Scotland

  4. Marijana
    11 May 2009 at 13:19

    Germany :)

  5. Sandy
    11 May 2009 at 13:33

    Now I’m in London, UK, but I started reading you in Moscow, Russia.

  6. Sarah O'Keefe
    11 May 2009 at 14:15

    +1 loyal reader from North Carolina, USA

  7. Gretchen
    11 May 2009 at 15:18

    North Carolina, USA as well… Hmmm. :)

  8. Michael S. Taddei
    11 May 2009 at 17:53

    Technical Writer/QA Analyst working out of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, US.

  9. Tom Johnson
    11 May 2009 at 18:29

    I’m a regular reader from Salt Lake City, Utah. I also subscribed to email updates, if you care to know that.

  10. wheat
    11 May 2009 at 19:32

    Software trainer from Charleston, South Carolina. I just discovered you, from a link on http://www.dmncommunications.com (which I discovered from Tom Johnson’s blog (http://idratherbewriting.com/), which I’ve been reading for a little while now. (His comment is right above mine.)

  11. Melissa Burpo
    11 May 2009 at 19:59

    I’m from Austin, Texas.

  12. Craig Cardimon
    11 May 2009 at 20:01

    Technical Writer working out of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, US.

  13. Simon North
    11 May 2009 at 23:43

    Technical writer, wiki admin and usability specialist working in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.

  14. Randi Hansen
    11 May 2009 at 23:49

    Technical Writer from Victoria, BC, Canada

  15. Gareth Williams
    12 May 2009 at 08:22

    Technical writer working in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

  16. Alistair Christie
    12 May 2009 at 08:23

    Edinburgh, UK

  17. Dharmendra
    12 May 2009 at 09:06

    Technical writer from Pune, India. A loyal reader of your blog.

  18. Mike Unwalla @ TechScribe
    12 May 2009 at 09:06

    Technical communicator in Sheffield, UK.

  19. Katja McLaughlin
    12 May 2009 at 09:38

    Glasgow, Scotland

  20. Milan Davidovic
    12 May 2009 at 13:56

    Toronto, Canada

  21. Vaish Vijay
    12 May 2009 at 13:58

    Technical Communicator and Usability Analyst, and I have recently migrated to UK (Croydon) from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

  22. Katrina
    12 May 2009 at 14:14

    Hamilton. Am still nosey, and still picking up tips. x

  23. Anindita Basu
    12 May 2009 at 17:38

    From India. Regular visitor.

  24. K
    12 May 2009 at 18:02

    Hi, me :) But I don’t really count ;)

  25. Janet Swisher
    12 May 2009 at 18:42

    Another technical writer from Austin, Texas.

  26. Mark M
    13 May 2009 at 05:46

    Team leader for a 10-person tech pubs team in the south of Sweden. I’m Irish, but have lived and worked here since 2001.

  27. David E
    13 May 2009 at 09:00

    I’m in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

  28. Gil Vinokoor
    13 May 2009 at 11:17

    I’m a technical writer out of Ramat Gan, Israel.
    I work in the computer industry (EMC RecoverPoint).
    I subscribe to your RSS feeds using Google Reader.

  29. Gordon McLean
    13 May 2009 at 11:52


    Thanks to everyone who has left a comment so far. You’ll all make it (first names and locations only) onto a slide for a presentation I’ll be giving in September.

  30. Richard
    14 May 2009 at 02:14

    Auckland, New Zealand.

  31. Siska
    14 May 2009 at 09:12

    I’m an RSS subscriber from Belgium

  32. Jeff
    14 May 2009 at 18:56

    Toronto, Canada

  33. Margaret
    14 May 2009 at 20:01

    I’m a long-time technical writer/editor originally from the Chicago area, living in the Atlanta area since 1990. I found your blog on a list of technical writers’ blogs, but I can’t remember where I originally found that list. As the ones I read regularly refer to other bloggers, I add them, and my list keeps growing and branching out in new directions.

  34. Scott
    15 May 2009 at 15:08

    Another reader (and sometimes commenter) from Toronto, Canada. Aaron, my business partner, also checks out this blog regularly.

  35. Julia Williams
    18 May 2009 at 20:40

    Tech writer from Auckland, New Zealand

  36. Jeff
    19 May 2009 at 16:22

    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  37. Cecily
    20 May 2009 at 14:05

    I’m a software technical author based in in the Chiltern hills of SE England.

  38. Margherite
    22 May 2009 at 19:55

    Technical writer working in Schenectady, New York.

  39. Geoff
    29 May 2009 at 15:40

    I’m in Ames, Iowa, USA.

  40. Tamara
    3 June 2009 at 18:32

    Lead Info Developer from St. Paul, Minnesota

  41. Raj Nair
    7 June 2009 at 15:51

    Technicl writer from Bangalore, India

  42. Harry Miller
    7 July 2009 at 20:11

    Redmond, Washington

  43. John Kearney
    15 July 2009 at 13:39

    Technical Author from Staffordshire, UK.

    I came across the blog while researching Author-IT and DITA on the web, and now check back regularly. My new employer has no system or process for capturing documentation, so I’m up to my arms in the Web trying to find a suitable solution.

  44. Sylvia D
    15 July 2009 at 18:28

    Mumbai, India.

  45. Mark L
    25 September 2009 at 10:57

    Course author, writing developer training courses and the occasional API doc. Oxfordshire, England.

  46. John Ellam
    27 November 2009 at 10:24

    Technical Author in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
    Producing user assistance & documentation for an award-winning software company

  47. Sowmya
    4 December 2009 at 12:15

    Sowmya,from India

    Technical Writer since 2004, been called all other names (content writer, tech pubs, Product information analyst etc..)except a technical writer. I follow Tom Johnson’s posts and I found your post in one of his trackbacks.

  48. randi ariyaratne
    28 January 2010 at 07:22

    Im randi from sri lanka…

  49. Jody Winter
    11 March 2010 at 02:45

    I’m a Technical Writer from Auckland, New Zealand.

  50. Shweta H
    16 April 2010 at 09:11

    I am Shweta, Tech Writer, India. I follow your blog, never commented before. :)

  51. David Screen
    12 July 2010 at 22:27

    Technical Author from Derbyshire, England.

  52. Ilana
    13 July 2010 at 12:54

    Technical Editor, Cape Town, South Africa

  53. David Screen
    15 July 2010 at 11:01

    Why don’t you allow website address’s to be added (for those who wish, of course) – then perhaps we can see, and greet… this community of interested – and perhaps interesting – people.

  54. Gordon McLean
    15 July 2010 at 12:14

    David, if you someone provides a link to their website, it is automatically linked to from their name in their comment.

    But yes, it’s a bit hidden really. I’ll see what I can do to change that.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  55. AL
    27 June 2011 at 05:31

    Hi, I’m from Finland studying technical documentation&implementation.

  56. Shripad
    20 February 2013 at 06:58

    Hi, I’m from Pune, India