To be blunt a lot of the so-called advice for successful freelancing you’ll read online is utter crap. A good piece of it is full of generalizations in the most useless form of vague. At best it’ll be rife with platitudes. At it’s worst freelancing advice is chock full of unrealistic sunny disposition extolling the merits of wearing pajamas to your office desk. Can we please by the way STFU about not getting dressed to sit down to work. Nobody finds this business like or admirable so keep it to yourself. I’d argue it isn’t even that awesome and mildly anti-social. Because yeah why not work the day away with sweaty pits, uncombed hair and wrinkly jammies. That’s what every life partner looks forward to right? That piece of advice is a freebie, slacker chatter about how how you finally showered at noon for your 1:30 meeting. This will not make you friends with the 9 to fivers.
I let my blog go to fallow the last few months. It’s interesting how in the information sector that is a recipe for certain death. Quite the opposite in the animal kingdom. Animals need rest, plants do better in soil that isn’t toiled in every season by the same kind of plant. I think you get my drift. This animal has been rather occupied in 2011 and I could use some proper pasture time at this point. In fact yours truly should be wrapping up some work right now in an attempt to get to bed before 3 and be up by 9am. I predict the likelihood of this scenario to be approximately 65% possible, with scattered showers, or something like that.
I have had a lot of negative stimuli the last couple of weeks. But we all have Clients from Hell for that relief. So I won’t compete here with perfection. In contrast the positive-averse events have resulted in a rather inspired new outlook. Which I shall now call boundary-pro. Read more
I like this time of year, it’s full of possibilities and I don’t know about you but it makes me feel bold. I feel like I can make decisions that eluded me in the meandering late months of the year prior. As if I have a responsibility to, yes you knew it was coming, turn this year up to 11. So maybe that means you give that douchey x his walking papers finally and tell him/her never to call you again. Maybe it means you’ll finally tidy up that train wreck of an external drive you’ve been meaning to catalogue or start a new project to fill an entirely new drive.
I think to classify this type of activity as “kept new year resolutions” is bunk though. “I resolve to call my mom more”, I resolve to put the dishes in the dishwasher after I use them”. None of us think that formally, okay that’s a lie someone thinks this formally Read more