A colleague told me that life of a freelancer doesn’t necessarily mean more time to write or casually poke at your own projects. I’ve also been told often that often people have lousy, out-of-date websites for their small consulting businesses because they are too busy to blog or update. When I went freelance, I *promised* myself that would NOT be me. I would write regularly, and every post would be inspiring and meaningful! Lesson learned: Be realistic and don’t make promises like that until I know what I’ve gotten myself into. Lesson learned #2: Yea, keeping content fresh and up-to-date really is that much work (not that I doubted, but it puts the knowledge into that much more perspective).
Radio silence has been both out of sanity, and out of a general sense of scatterness. With a bit of focus and the realization that really and truly only so much can actually be accomplished in an 8 hour day, slowly things are coming back together. If I can make it to the end of 2012, then no matter what happens, 2013 will be a good year.
While blog has been silent, plenty of writing has been had. Many proposals (which I can’t share), many lecture note and presentations for Centennial College (which I shouldn’t share here, but I have a dream to convert a few into iTunesU collections….. someday….), and many, many emails.
Thankfully, instead of this post only rambling off mindlessly about writing, I can share some of the writing work I’ve done for industry that is publicly available!
Second, I’ve been working with Canada Media Fund‘s Market and Industry Trends team as part of their “Watch Squad”, doing bits of research/writing to help keep the CMF and it’s stakeholders on top of market intelligence and trends in interactive and broadcasting. Four have been written/posted so far, with many more to come: