You may have noticed I largely took June off from publishing here. There were some other things I wanted to focus on and needed to just kind of put this site to the side for a little while, though I’ve obviously stayed active on Cinematic Slant as well as at Adweek and The Hollywood Reporter. … Continue reading Two Years Post-Layoff: Lessons in Freelancing, Contracting and Getting Through the Day
I have to admit I’m more than a bit put out by frequent blog posts and stories offering ideas for people to consider if they’re looking for a new work-from-home lifestyle and additional revenue stream. Mainly because more than a few of the options put forward strike a nerve with me for one reason or … Continue reading Not Everyone Can Do This
A new report from freelance marketplace Upwork has some interesting insights into how remote working is becoming more and more standard among companies, even if many don’t yet have policies or systems in place to actually address that or make it work. Having spent the better part of the last 15 years engaged in some … Continue reading Remote Working is Normalizing
(Note: This is based on one of the questions asked in Ron Elsdon’s book How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption.) As important as I thought both time management and customer support skills were when I was full-time in agency life, they’ve proven to be even more so since entering the world … Continue reading What Time Management and Customer Support Skills Do I Have?
I recently hit something of a personal milestone: I read my 5,000th “Better to Be An Expert In One Thing” self-help blog post. It was quite an achievement and I’m very proud. These sorts of posts - this sort of thinking - is all over the web. The thinking goes that by gaining deep knowledge … Continue reading Breadth vs. Depth
Last week Ben Schiller wrote about a new app (because of course it’s an app) that wants to facilitate a different sort of connection between freelancers and those who are looking for help and support. Loom allows startup founders to make a pitch to freelancers that offers equity shares instead of pay along with a … Continue reading Should Freelancers Work for Startup Equity?
Following up on my recent post, I’m sharing here some examples of the many events I’ve attended, either as myself or as the on-the-ground correspondent managing a client’s social media program, over the years. All of what’s below has included live blogging and in-the-moment social media publishing that’s pushed my thinking and capabilities about what … Continue reading Live Event Coverage Examples
The other day I had a conversation with someone who was interested in hiring me for a freelance gig. He’d reached out and we’d traded a few messages when he asked something along the lines of the following: So, do you have any experience with live-blogging? Yeah...you could say that. “Live-blogging,” for those of you … Continue reading My History of Live Event Blogging and Social Media Coverage
(Note: This is based on one of the questions asked in Ron Elsdon’s book How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption.) Over the course of my career I’ve had the opportunity to write about a lot of topics, industries and products. I’m sure I’m leaving more than one thing off, but the … Continue reading What Excites Me About The Work?
(Note: This is based on one of the questions asked in Ron Elsdon’s book How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption.) “What can’t I do?” is a question I’ve asked myself fairly often over the last 18 months or so. Since being laid off, as I’ve searched for full-time jobs and worked … Continue reading What Experience Could I Gain to Improve My Value?