I build websites. This is not news or at least I hope it isn’t news. I’ve been building sites for individuals and small businesses for almost 4 years now. I have no formal education in web development, despite multiple university degrees. I’m entirely “self” taught. Now, I put the term “self” in quotes because along the way I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of people. And as a believer in karma, I try to give back where I can. Recently, I was asked to help someone who builds websites (which is what I do) to flesh out a document that would help them find clients (which is what I do) who need help revamping or redesigning their website (which is what I do). See anything wrong with this picture?
The other day I was helping a friend who has recently begun his career in freelance copywriting. He had his very first assignment and wanted to do a good job, so he asked me to read over the piece for him. As I said before, your competition PROBABLY isn’t actually your competition, so I obliged.[…]
About a year ago we decided that we were having a really tough time dealing with some behavior issues with our son. He was just over three and we were seeing a lot of aggression and refusal to listen to what we said. It was incredibly frustrating. There are a few things you can do when you hit a brick wall like we did. You can try to go through it (I’ve tried that, it doesn’t go very well), you can avoid it (yeah, because just avoiding your three year old is going to work) or you can figure out how to tear down that brick wall. We opted for the latter and bought ourselves a book.
My blog is primarily made up of pieces about productivity, social media and how to succeed in the business world. This makes sense. As an independent consultant and freelancer, this is what I do, so why wouldn’t I write about it? I like to write about real life experiences, often unrelated to business, usually about my kids, and turn those experiences into lessons about running business, running social media or just being a general productive person. But the other day I did something very different.