Working for free
Conventional wisdom states that you should never work for free, for all the obvious reasons. But some reasons aren’t always obvious to those on the outside.
Launching my book design website
Earlier this year I launched a website that combined my web-design business, my book-design service and my personal journal. It was a bit of a mess and I quickly realised I’d made a big mistake.
Back in the saddle
Yesterday I went on my first long cycle in ten years. That seems a crazy thing to write, when cycling used to be one of my favourite things. Why did I abandon it for so long?
Launching my new writing site
Earlier this year I launched an “all of me” website: a confusing mix of business card, portfolio and personal journal. I was immediately unhappy about it and realised I’d made a big mistake.
Verging on something new
From today, I have a new role. I am The Verger, designer-in-chief at Burdizzo Books, a small independent publisher of horror fiction.
The thirty day writing challenge
The Thirty Day Writing Challenge (30DWC) was setup by Marc Jenkins last year, as a way of helping anyone make a daily habit of writing. It runs for the month of April, with a community of like minded participants cheering each other on.
Website Number 10
Today I’ve launched my new website. Rather than a complete re-design, it’s more of a re-align: bringing together all my digital skills and services under one virtual roof for the first time.
What is front-end development?
Front-end development plays a key role in the production of any website or app. But as the role has matured and branched out, consensus around what a front-end developer actually does seems to have disappeared.
Feeling good about unfinished things
For as long as I can remember, I’ve entertained myself with creative hobbies. I’ve started hundreds of different projects but rarely finished any of them. But perhaps finishing them isn’t the point?
Bluebells at Trosley
Every year, the bluebells at Trosley Country Park put on a wonderful show as they cover the woodland floor with a carpet of lovely flowers.
84 Words at Number 84
Our local cafe started a new social event for writers tonight. “84 Words” is a writing social for anyone with an interest in writing. Given my inability to get pen to page with any frequency, I thought this would be a good way to kick myself into action…