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Professional Development for WordPress

2015-09 Welcome To WordCamp Tampa WORDPRESSProfessional Development for WordPress Users

Last week, I attended WordCamp Tampa, which was held at the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida campus in Tampa.  It was a great opportunity to Continue reading Professional Development for WordPress

Environment, Online Privacy, and more – The Roundup 09-15-2015

Downtown Fort Myers from the rooftop bar at Hotel Indigo | © 2015 Erin White All Rights ReservedEnvironment, Online Privacy, and more – The Roundup 09-15-2015

This past week was focused primarily on environmental education and networking. I attended a few lectures and also led a “summit” – a kickoff meeting of sorts to establish priorities for Florida SEE, the environmental education non-profit where I am Board chair.  In addition to all of this, we in the freelance/entrepreneur community all had to get in touch with our inner accountant this week. That’s right, quarterly taxes!  Another very busy, very good week.

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

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Leader or bully? The Roundup 08-30-2015

Leader Bully CollageLeader or bully? The Roundup 08-30-2015

I hope your week was as productive as mine! Don’t ever let a freelancer tell you that it’s either feast or famine. I am here to testify – there’s a third category, called “fire hose”.  That big, juicy project was also a hurry-up project that required all of my waking hours this past week.  Mostly, I had my head down getting it done, but I did manage to squeeze in a bit of news-reading here and there.

The biggest news here in Southwest Florida was coverage of the hurricane that Continue reading Leader or bully? The Roundup 08-30-2015

Reading Roundup 08/01/2015

Reading Roundup ParadiseCoastConsultingLLC.com Reading Roundup | Week Ending 08/01/2015

A stalled “rainmaker” weather system over Southwest Florida resulted in some astonishing rainfall totals.  Unpleasant weather yielded to a break after a week. In the meantime, it was a good opportunity to stay inside and get some meaningful work done. When it was over, I visited the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve to check out the water levels. Let’s just say the Gator Lake overflowed!

Here’s what I’ve been reading and posting about this week:

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Reading Roundup for Week Ending 07/17/2015

ParadiseCoastConsultingLLC.com Reading RoundupWelcome to the Reading Roundup for Week Ending July 17th, 2015

The work week is always unpredictable in the life of a freelancer. Consulting gigs present themselves when they present themselves, so adaptation to a life of ambiguity is a must. Other forms of interruption may also present themselves. This week, it was the arrival of my pre-ordered copy of the long-awaited Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.  Due to the aforementioned unpredictability of workload, I’m only just smack-dab in the middle of it – will let you know how I liked it.

Here are some of the other things I’ve been reading and sharing this week:

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Reading Roundup for week ending 07/10/2015

Reading Roundup ParadiseCoastConsultingLLC.comWELCOME TO THE READING ROUNDUP for week ending July 10th, 2015

My favorite time of day is early morning with a cup of coffee and an electronic device, satisfying my information junkie tendencies.

Here are some of the things I read and experienced this week that I found compelling enough to share on social media.

WARNING: broad diversity of subject matter may lie ahead!

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The uselessness of @LinkedIn endorsements

LinkedInTopSkillsI’ve long been dismayed at the sorry state of LinkedIn “endorsements”. The model makes it really easy for anyone to endorse you for anything – whether they know you have that skill or not.

Mostly I’m baffled by what motivates someone I sat next to in high school choir class to endorse me for my risk management skills. We’ve never worked together, not since the decoration of the homecoming parade float back in (excruciatingly long-ago date deleted) . How does she know if I’m Continue reading The uselessness of @LinkedIn endorsements