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Here’s What I Think

The internet, and more specifically the world of social media, is akin to a vast room filled with people, all of whom are jumping up and down, waving their arms and shouting “Look at me! Look at what I did!”. You are one of those people. So am I....

Referrals From Unlikely Places

I learned something this week that has humbled me a bit, and I want to share it with you. If you run a business that benefits from client referrals, this one is right up your alley. Without going into specifics, I recently had a client experience that left me wanting...

Tweaking

I’ve read a lot about habits today. My friend Patrick Rhone wrote about his running habit and the challenges that come with it. Dave and I recorded a new episode of our Home Work podcast and chatted briefly about habits there, too. Another notion raised today by...

A Man Divided

I blog in two places. I run multiple websites covering the many projects that I have live and active on the web. I wear many hats — too many, perhaps — and it’s all starting to take its toll on me. I feel as though I am struggling through an identity crisis. I...

Thoughts on My Social Hiatus

In my own imagination, my absence from social media has been as pronounced as Kiera Knightly’s lower jaw, but in reality I think I’ve barely been missed. No worries, though. I’ve done this before and know what to expect, though it’s been years since my last hiatus....

Wallflower

You would think that being in my late thirties would find me equipped with amazing insight into who I am and what makes me tick, but I am still learning new things about myself every day. Perhaps I’m just changing periodically at a fundamental level, leaving my mind...

Digital Lung

I’m on the edge. I’m on that slender precipice that sits between caring and giving up. I feel like I’m watching my heart evolve from some great height and my priorities are passing away to make room for something new. I couldn’t care less about...

The Game, the Merit and Reality

The Game I don’t like to play ball. For marketing, that is. I wrote a book a few months ago, and released it to the world. (That’s a scary thing to do, by the way.) Part of publishing a book is the marketing, and if I’m honest, I just don’t...

Picky

I’m incredibly picky. I wrestle with this fact daily, trust me. Psychology tells me that this is most likely rooted in an deep dissatisfaction with myself, something that I project on other people and systems. Perhaps that is true, but there are other reasons. I...

Generic PayPal Payment Pages

I’m a freelance designer, and the vast majority of the payments I receive from clients come through PayPal. The beauty of PayPal is that people can use either a PayPal account, or use a credit card without an account, to pay for my services. Stripe is fantastic...