Category: Web Design

I’ve always wondered how people who travel around the world speaking at conferences get any work done. One week trip to a conference, for me, means major shuffling of project timelines, as well as huge disruptions to the family routine. This is more likely due to my being a sole proprietor with a home office, and living in a blended family environment where my kids have two houses, 4 parents, and I have a step-son part-time. I also have thisRead more…

My immediate reaction to the announcement yesterday that Time Magazine chose “You” for their “Person of the Year” award was they tossed in the towel and gave up looking. They typically select someone in a leadership role who has caused a major shift somewhere. I can see how Web 2.0 and the usage of YouTube, MySpace and SecondLife also cause a shift in consciousness on a grand scale. But, is this all “you” want? Is occupying our time with make-believeRead more…

For about 20 years or more I’ve detested this holiday. There’s several reasons why. Mostly it was because this holiday, and the Christmas one, are so filled with stress that I only wanted to avoid it all. Family gatherings can be strange things. I didn’t have the patience or tolerance for it all. I rarely hear women admit it, but the idea of making a gigantic meal just so that all the men can fall asleep in front of footballRead more…

At this year’s Pubcon event, Google’s Matt Cutts asked a question at the start of a session that had nothing to do with search engines. The story goes, as told by Rand Fishkin at SEOMoz in One of the Most Talked About Incidents at Pubcon, that Matt asked about age and political opinion. Now it’s an “event” all on its own. There’s probably some unwritten rule somewhere that says, “Never ask anyone their age.” Asking at a conference is simplyRead more…

Working from home has its perks. However, having done this for four years full-time now, I’m not convinced it’s healthy. People need people, even if in small doses once in awhile. It’s a rare company that allows the freedom to let its employees be themselves and not put their personal, true selves on hold when they enter the building. I’ve always thought negating our human-ness was nonsense. Since I’m alone during the work day, I’m interested in stories where theRead more…

I was alone five years ago, today, the day four planes were sent to the United States to kill innocent people and give Bin Laden and his groupies one big group ego orgasm. I was a single, divorced mom, who had spent the summer adjusting to being laid off from a job I adored. The job had provided me the means to support my children and not require any help from their father or the government. I’d gotten the kidsRead more…

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