There’s a really simple piece of advice that’s often given to new freelancers, and that’s “Go where your clients are”. It’s good advice, in general – you need to connect with the people who might want to hire you, and to do that, you need to find them. And you’d think it would be logical… Continue reading “Go where your clients are”
Last week, I attended the CIEP annual conference, and by “attended” I mean I sat in my office (and for the first day, my bed) wearing my jogging bottoms while people talked at me through my computer screen. I wasn’t sure about this online conference thing. I didn’t take part last year, mostly because I… Continue reading A post about CIEP2021 and also not entirely about CIEP2021
I do a fair bit of yoga. Oh hey, look at me, starting off my first blog post in a while with a big fat lie. Let’s be more accurate: I used to do a fair bit of yoga, and now I do the odd Adriene video once every couple of months. But that’s not… Continue reading The flexible freelancer
Do you know what I’ve just done? Of course you don’t, because I haven’t told you yet. I’ve just taken all the half-finished/barely started blog posts and lists of ideas and tucked them away in a folder called “Unfinished posts that you probably won’t go back to”. I almost deleted them, but I wasn’t feeling… Continue reading Do what you want
I’ve been pretty busy lately. Woo hoo! That’s something to celebrate – when you’re freelance, work coming in is most definitely a Good Thing because it means you can do exciting things like Buy Food and Pay Bills. (I don’t know why I felt the need for Pooh Caps there; just roll with it.) But… Continue reading Managing the busy times
Do you ever get that thing, maybe when you’re drifting off to sleep and your mind starts to feel quite loose and free, where suddenly the meaning of a word or phrase will hit you and suddenly become crystal-clear? (Of course, sometimes you wake up the next morning and think WTF?) I had one of… Continue reading Conscious Language
2020–2021. What a shitshow, eh? One year ago today, I posted that I was taking a break from blogging. I didn’t envisage then that (aside from a couple of posts to promote sweary things) it would last a whole year. Did any of us, back then, have any inkling of what we were facing? Annoyingly,… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus
Hello there! Do you like swear words? Or do you hate swear words, because you have to edit them and you’re never quite sure what to do with them? If either of those things are true, then you might want to buy the little book I’ve written. It’s called A VERY SWEARY DICTIONARY, and it’s… Continue reading A Very Sweary Dictionary – Out Now!
Anyone who attended my SfEP conference session in 2018 will remember that we finished off by playing a little game that combined my two favourite things: swearing and word-nerdery. Now, in these troubled times, I am making it available to the wider world, to find out whether it's at all entertaining when you haven't spent… Continue reading How The Fuck Do I Style This? – The Game
Because, well, you know. Bloggers, be kind to yourselves. Nobody expects you to be churning out quality content at a time like this.