A lot of things have got a bit out of sync this year (having a baby will do that to you!) and my monthly round up posts became a casualty. I really enjoyed writing these posts in the past – both as an opportunity to reflect back on what I’ve done the previous month and to share some excellent online finds – so hopefully you’ll let me off for picking them up again (almost) without comment.
A few highlights from my month:
- My new website launched! This is the fourth website design that I’ve had since I started freelancing, but the first that has been professionally created. I’m really pleased with it. Thanks Lazenby Brown!
- I taught my second Writing for the Web course at the University of York. There are no further dates scheduled for that course as yet, but I will be teaching an Advanced Writing for the Web class in January.
- Mr M and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. My, that came round fast!
- I travelled to the Lake District and Scotland to visit family.
- My to read pile started to grow again! I’ve just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, I’m currently making my way through Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel and next on my list is We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.
A few highlights from around the web:
- Waterstones’ tongue-in-cheek article on what to read if you’re stuck in a bookshop for two hours is good fun.
- Some really nice suggestions here for freelancers from OK Dork on how to research what your ideal customers are looking for.
- The main library in York is undergoing a refurb. This is what it’s going to look like when it’s finished.
- Ever wondered if there’s an optimum amount of time to work productively? Apparently there is!
- Looking for places to re-publish your blog content? Here’s a list of 50+ options!
- Want to turn a slow day into a productive one? You have three options: organise, create or learn.
How’s your October been?