It’s been a while since I have written anything on this blog (last post was in February I think), so I thought it was about time I put some of my thoughts up here and also update everyone as to my comings and goings over the past couple months.
Firstly, I have been quite busy lately. I started my second degree at the beginning of this year and it has been going quite well actually (thanks for asking). I also decided to take a job offer from a really awesome IT company based in Johannesburg (as their General Manager). I started working for Intdev Internet Technologies in June, and have been absolutely loving it! We’re an ISP with a lot of potential and a great culture, and we’re looking to grow quite rapidly over the next couple of years, so keep a look out for us!
So, what happened to my own ventures? Well, for now I am simply loving what I am doing, and this I believe is the most important thing…it doesn’t really matter to me at this stage whether or not I work for myself or for someone else, aslong as I am learning something and enjoying it. This view may change at some point in the future but it seems to be working for now . I will also still be available for questions and advice regarding your design and business problems (it’s usually free advice) and would love to hear from you.
Right, so now that we have gotten that out of the way, we can deal with an interesting question…what I am going to blog about? This blog has been positioned as a design blog and I have been relatively successful in terms of attracting attention to it through the really cool header that I designed, thus I think I will still try to keep up with web design theme here, but to a lesser extent. I will, however, be using this particular platform to build my personal brand and share my day-to-day experiences of running a dynamic IT business as well as managing people in a fast paced and rather energetic environment, and who knows…. I might even entertain and excite you in the process
Stay tuned for more soon….
I would like to say upfront that I am not pretending to have the right answers to this question. If you have read any of my other articles on this topic you will have noticed that I am strongly against obtrusive and greedy advertising (see here).
What I would like to know is whether or not anyone would mind if there were one or two ads on this blog that were relevant and useful to those who are reading. The reason for my question is that I have been contemplating whether or not I should test the response I get from a couple ads on this site.
So, before I do anything…I would like to know what you think? As usual, let me know in the comments
I’m almost always a sucker for checking out photos of people’s work areas. I’m not sure why but I just find it really interesting. With that having been said…here’s mine. Enjoy
You can also check this image out in more detail on Fickr.
Do you you work harder on projects that are for yourself or for a client who is paying good money for your best efforts? This is a question that came up recently while I was chatting away on twitter the other night, and I thought I would just put it out there and see what you think.
Most people answered yes, and this lead me to ask another question…is that really ethical? Should we not give our all when we are being paid to do something? Whether it is a freelance project or a 9 to 5 job, I think we all sometimes (for lack of a better word) tend to slack off a little. (more…)
This blog has been featured on We Love WP! Which I consider quite an honour. I’m not quite famous though so I do apologize for the slightly misleading title