One Freelancer’s Thanksgiving

As families gather around tables, waistlines expand, and kitchens are completely and totally thrashed in the name of a meal that will be devoured in mere minutes, I'm taking a few moments to get some work done. S works tonight so we had our own celebration a couple of days ago. Still, the lack of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:08:24+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Independent Business|0 Comments

Your “Social Media Expert” Probably Isn’t One

Like most, I'm still reeling from the events that happened in Paris on Friday. But, geopolitics aside, this blog isn't about analyzing the roots of terrorism or the discussion of appropriate responses. This is a blog written by someone who writes words for other people and has a pretty decent idea of how to market [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:08:25+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Social|0 Comments

The Folly of False Feedback

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” - WINSTON CHURCHILL   The timing for the quote that opens up today's REDEF newsletter could not have been better. (by the way - if you're not subscribed [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:08:25+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Independent Business|0 Comments

Freelancing Might Not Be for You…And That’s Ok

I read a post by Salon's Steven Hill the other day that got me thinking. The title? "The Uber-economy Fucks Us All: How 'Permalancers' and 'Sharer' Gigs Gut the Middle Class." As a permanent full-time freelancer and a member of the middle class, I desperately wanted to know how my job, and the jobs of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:08:25+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Independent Business|1 Comment

The Power of a Good Workout

I've been stressed lately. My life is, overall, in a very good place these days. But, I suppose like most people, it could be so much better. Not a day goes by that I don't think about the passage of time, my age (which is actually not that big of a number), how it relates [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:08:25+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Independent Business, Personal|0 Comments