Since 2019, I’ve followed this year-end review format by answering a set of 50 questions. One of them, towards the end of the list, asks you to choose three words to sum up your year. Once I got done laughing, […]
Ah, 2020. After the roller coaster ride that was 2019 (for me, anyway), I had such high hopes. My first blog for the year reflects the way I felt: like I was finally finding my stride and my voice. I’d […]
I don’t have to reiterate what an unending slog of a year 2020 has been, or why. Possibly the worst part: knowing everyone around you, the people you’d typically turn to for help, have it so much worse than you […]
Life kind of feels right now like a bad job or relationship where you know something drastic needs to change, but you aren’t sure what or how. Which is, in my experience, when it tends to happen for you. While I’m tightening my already-buckled belt, here’s some of what’s going right.
Following January’s creative shakeup, February ended up feeling like almost a letdown. Work felt stalled, but was at the same time very productive. Clients, prospects, and colleagues went silent, but in doing so presented the opportunity to rethink what I […]
In the past I’ve crowded the plate, overrelying on the strike zone to deliver just the right hit. But that’s a good way to miss the zone entirely — or get hit by a pitch.
When your year starts with a layoff, you know it’s going to be a roller coaster. Let go from a job I really thought was The One (I know, I know) I realized that its whole purpose was to set […]
With October’s focus on pitching clients and editors, my attention in November shifted slightly: to build a sustainable freelance business by cultivating the stories to pitch editors with, and the sources to support them. In my past freelance life — […]
This month saw the publication of my first non-law enforcement, (sort of) non-tech article, a piece of first-person journalism that delved into “Hacking My ADHD.” It’s sort of a continuation of my blog posts on the subject, a more positive […]
Native advertising has changed a lot in the ten years since I wrote my first advertorial. It’s found not just in printed inserts in a trade magazine, like the piece I wrote, but also alongside feature articles on social media […]