Spending Time Up In My (Freelance) Business

I just realized that I haven’t posted on this blog since April! Years ago, I coined the word “blazy” to describe a former coworker. She would always claim to be “so busy!” but she was really just lazy. That is a good description of me these past few months. I have time to do all I want and need to do, but somehow, I just don’t get around to some things – like keeping up with this blog.

Until I get those creative juices flowing again, I thought I’d show a glimpse of what I do in my “real” life.

I quit my day job a little more than a year ago to do business writing on a freelance basis. I wrote about taking the plunge here. I have a few clients who give me a steady stream of assignments, but not so many that it’s a full-time job – yet. I don’t regret my choice one bit though, and really enjoy the freedom it allows me. Freedom that gives me plenty of time to keep this blog going, but like I said: heat…rut…blaziness, etc.

In the spaces in between paying jobs, I’ve written a few business-related articles of my own that I’ve posted on my LinkedIn profile. Since I’ve been such a slug lately about my personal essays here, I thought I’d share them with you. Maybe you’ll find them useful or inspiring.

I’ve stayed mostly anonymous on this blog for several reasons, so I have mixed feelings about sharing something from my “real” life. But as someone in business for myself now, I need to stop hiding in the shadows. If you use LinkedIn and would like to connect for professional reasons, please do so. As you’ll read in my second article, you never know where your next great business contact will come from.

There were times in my career when I was a manager, and others when I was a “worker bee.” Are you facing the “should I stay or should I go?” choice at work? Or are you a manager tasked with motivating your team? This article will give you both something to consider…

When is “Bloom Where You’re Planted” Bad Advice?

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If you’re an introvert like me, the word “networking” can make you break out in a cold sweat. As someone new to the world of freelance, I had to get over my fear of meeting business prospects. This article might give you a new outlook on it…

How Some Dating Advice Formed My Attitude Toward Networking

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So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. I don’t plan to share “business-y” stuff here very often, but thought I’d give it a try. Hopefully this heatwave will break soon, as will my laziness when it comes to writing something entertaining!

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