Two Years Post-Layoff: Lessons in Freelancing, Contracting and Getting Through the Day

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

Not Everyone Can Do This

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

What Time Management and Customer Support Skills Do I Have?

(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?

Live Event Coverage Examples

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

My History of Live Event Blogging and Social Media Coverage

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

What Experience Could I Gain to Improve My Value?

(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?