Wow. Two articles done this week. I’m beginning to feel a bit robotic in my output. Not a bad thing – yet. I’d hate to keep up this pace. As it was, I finished the article at 5:30. And I got up from the computer wanting to exercise outside, but at 88 degrees and about that amount of humidity, the best I could do was yoga and some aerobics by the television. Better than nothing.
I have just two more projects due this month and yes, they’re both stalled. Worse, I have my Ontario getaway planned and I can’t nail down a date until the clients get back to me. If I hear nothing today, I’m sending out a note stating my lack of availability. If they know, they can’t say it was a shock to them.
That means today will be spent on two small projects and tons of marketing. Marketing first – I want to go into September with some purpose.
Yesterday wasn’t just productive – it was weird. It must have been in the air, for it seemed like everything I touched or attempted had some weird vibe to it. Not just yesterday, either. It’s been happening a lot lately.
You know it’s going to be a weird day when:
You nearly put the wrong end of your recorder headphones into your ear. I caught myself in time, but I wonder if the digital recorder would have then translated everything into print? Or reversed my thoughts onto the machine?
You realize a client’s business model is based on erroneous information. It was my lead to one particular project. The client had told me what his business motto was – in another language – and said it was the basis for his entire operation. Only trouble was when I checked it out, I found out the meaning is nowhere near what he thinks it is. There goes that lead. And no, I didn’t/wouldn’t tell him. There’s a chance he misspoke when he talked to me.
Your client has an attack of brutal honesty. I find it refreshing when a client tells me exactly what the story is without trying to put a political spin on it. The one resume client told the truth – he was promised a raise and the cheap bastards didn’t give it (his words). I can work with that! Part of my job is to get the entire story so I can help tell a better one.
Your technology actually works. I finally launched my new website yesterday (LoriWidmer.com). At first, I couldn’t remove my old template. Then I thought to change the file names around. Voila! I fixed it without one call to tech support.
What’s weird in your world these days?