I failed, wonderfully, attempting to launch my nonprofit, AvianAssist at the Strange Folk Festival this weekend. “Failed wonderfully”, because I’ve tended to learn more when things go wrong, than when they go right.
Launching AvianAssist with a photo opportunity at the Strange Folk Festival was overly ambitious for several reasons:
I had my first day working a 9-5 office job on June 29. It’s been a little over a month now.
I had a lot of good clients as a WordPress web-designer and freelancer, and with the burned out anger feelings fading into the past, I’m better able to appreciate all the wonderful people and other small businesses who were the reason why I “made it” for over five years without having a “real job”. I learned invaluable “soft” and demonstrable skills during these past five years, thanks to everything! The further away from freelancing for full time income I mentally get, the more grateful for awesome people and good I feel.
My main take-away from the first 30 days of working a 9-5 job is that this was the right decision at the right time for me to make. In accepting my current position, I do not have any qualms about going with my intuition, curiosity, and logic. It’s been a surprisingly easy transition in all ways.
Finding a job is like finding your keys, it’s always the last place you look. For the first time in over five years, I can have hobbies again.
I have honestly been missing being in an office. Working 100% from home since last October has been challenging, although at first fun. I miss working as part of a team on bigger and more complex projects than what I can accomplish alone. Recently, as I’ve started exploring the local St. Louis job market, I’ve discovered that I am passionate about online training….
Many people wonder what the difference between Facebook profiles vs FaceBook pages are. Mashable has an article where they define Facebook pages, profiles, and groups. Ultimately, by having FaceBook pages for each of my brands, I am able to reach niche audiences and to separate and draw boundaries between my personal life and my brands.
I recently made the decision to switch my overly ambitious domain name SelfShotMagazine.com from Wordpress to Tumblr. I bought myself this theme for $20 that automatically inserts google adsense, so the site still makes me an occasional cup of coffee (and every visitor counts)!
Here is why I’m using Tumblr as a platform for SelfShotMagazine.com and why I plan on moving a few other topical domain names I have over to it:
I can never think of anything to say, unless it’s drivel about my birds that I post on my personal FaceBook profile or short blurbs and retweets on Twitter. Other people are so much more interesting than I think myself to be!
With online e-commerce sites, and any business, there are so many options and directions to take your business in, and businesses can change quicker than fads. The awesome thing about WordPress, is that you can easily and quickly change your site as often as you’d like.