How To Digital Detox as a Freelancer / Small Business

Digital detox – you might have heard the term. Essentially it means to disconnect from some or all social media accounts. Although the science behind a dietary detox is pretty shoddy, there are good reasons to take a break from social media. When done well, you can come back refreshed and with a better focus.

Who Had Wildfires, Pandemic, and Mass Protests on their 2020 Bingo Card? (My Year in Review)

When I have looked back on past posts defining my expectations for the year ahead, change seems slight and incremental. Little changed between the January and the December though I’m typically heading in the right direction. But this year, all bets were off. The post from December last year looking forward to 2020 seems likeContinue reading “Who Had Wildfires, Pandemic, and Mass Protests on their 2020 Bingo Card? (My Year in Review)”

The Pandemic Has Given Me Time to Write Fiction, and Think. How About You?

It’s been a weird year. I don’t know any other year like it. Even 2016 with its celebrity deaths, Brexit vote, and Trump’s shock election doesn’t even come close to the worst Australian wildfires ever, the biggest social justice marches ever, and a pandemic that led to many countries shutting right down.

You Are the Brand: Selling Yourself While Introverted or Camera-Shy

“You are the brand!” That applies to whatever it is you are trying to sell: books, photographs, business services, fudge, recipes… it doesn’t matter. But trying to sell yourself when you’re an introvert is one of the hardest things to do. If you’re camera-shy, private, or simply don’t like seeing photos/videos of yourself, it’s difficultContinue reading “You Are the Brand: Selling Yourself While Introverted or Camera-Shy”

Keeping Your Customers Engaged During COVID-19

It’s now early June. The UK is still technically in lockdown though some restrictions have now eased. Throughout the month, more restrictions will gradually lift. We are still expecting a second wave; Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that a second stricter lockdown could still happen. One thing is clear: normality is not “just around theContinue reading “Keeping Your Customers Engaged During COVID-19”

I Do and Don’t Miss Archaeology Work, But Writing About it is Awesome

It’s 10 years next month that I got (what is now) my last permanent job as an employee. It marked the end of my admittedly short-lived career as a field archaeologist and firmly put me back into a non-graduate administrative role.

Why COVID-19 Pandemic is the Right Time To Reach Out to Customers

Regardless of what happens next, coronavirus/COVID-19 is here to stay. It’s the new normal, even if a vaccine becomes available in the next year. This lockdown is unprecedented; I’ve never known anything like this and being in my mid-40s, I probably never will again.

Announcing a New Service: Day Rate

It’s been a complex and difficult time for many freelancers. Most of us are thinking about how we can do things differently for you, our clients. Uncertainty over Brexit started it all off but now, this global pandemic has given me pause for thought on how I freelance.

Work From Home Tips From An Introvert During COVID-19

I’m not and have never been an extrovert; I’d quite happily not go out for a few days. Some weeks, the only place I go is the supermarket and the gym now that I work from home. I’m not a complete hermit though. Unlike a lot of introverts, I like going outside – to theContinue reading “Work From Home Tips From An Introvert During COVID-19”