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
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:
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.
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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!
— Erin White (@WhiteErinM) July 28, 2015
Here’s what I’ve been reading and posting about this week:
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:
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!
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