It’s been a pretty quiet January, up until a few days ago. I’ve been thrust in “new business” mode, a little earlier than I was expecting. But one of my new things this year is to be less worried about having everything in place before making the connection, and so far it’s going well. The [...]
One challenge I face as a freelancer is finding good people to work with. And how do you find good people? Well, you find the ones that appeal to you, I guess. So it’s important to have some filtering criteria. The one I think might work for me is filtering for the story gene. It [...]
Yesterday I read Shawn Grime’s post Contact Me, on how difficult it was to find the contact button on some websites. It’s a pet peeve of his. I instantly thought of my own site; my contact information was adrift in a sea of hyperlink blue. Shameful! So I made a “Contact Dave” graphic. It’s sticking [...]
Some notes on the website restructuring in progress.
NOTE: this entry is part of another article: Converting Resolutions to Actions As a freelancer just getting started, my greatest challenge is establishing sustainable income. And for that to happen, more people need to know I exist. But which people, and under what conditions? The approach that seems to work for me is building trusting [...]
The year’s gotten off to a slow start, yet I’m already feeling overwhelmed by the number of things that I want to do. There’s lots of new Printable CEO-related material to make, expanding the New Media Group, not to mention the big push to get the software development side of things going! I’m feeling really [...]
I had a pretty good Christmas, with a large number of thoughtful gifts from my sister and her boyfriend: a pair of snowshoes, some cool OXO cooking whisks, a pizza stone, a John Cleese wine appreciation DVD, some neat clothes (my sis has a great eye for clothes, and I am mature enough to accept [...]