In the old movie, “The Secret of Nimh,” one of the animated characters is a crow named Jeremy. Throughout the movie, he is excited by anything shiny and pretty. “Ooh! oh-oh-oooh! A sparkly!” A lot of writers are like Jeremy. Including me. My inquisitive nature could be disdainfully referred to as a lack of focus. […]
If you’ve been a freelancer for a while, you’ve probably heard the advice that you need to select a niche. It’s much easier to stand out if you don’t try and be all things to everybody. Many freelancers start off as generalists, and then narrow their focus down to one or two specialties. For example, […]
We just returned from a 1,400 mile round trip to the Blog Paws conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a 2-day drive from Sandpoint (each way), and we took our dogs Fiona and Kaylee, aka The Fuzzy White Dogs, along with us. Here’s what I learned on our whirlwind trip. 25. The prettiest […]
Think about those things that make you feel bad and just let them go. You’ll be glad you did.
Not everyone is destined to become your customer; learn to say no to people who make unreasonable demands on your time