Thursday, August 18, 2016

Exciting Stuff!

After 10 years of blogging, I am (finally) moving from Blogger and to my own web site.

The site is (far from) complete as of this writing - expect a formal announcement September 1.

1) For those of you using feed readers - I am going to be republishing a large number of posts over the next few weeks.  I apologize now for spamming your RSS feed.

2) I will be keeping the content from this blog free and accessible to all.

3) I am working on an automatic feed redirect so that you don't have to re-point to the new site.  Will keep you posted as I figure out how to do this.

4) The links in the re-posted content won't work until September 1.  Please be patient :)

Thank you Brian Dusablon for helping me with the website.

In other news, as of August 3rd - I have left the University I worked at for 8.5 years and have gone independent!!!!

Yes, it was voluntary and planned.

A couple opportunities presented themselves and I decided it was time to make the leap.  As much as I wanted to, I couldn't do everything (though it wasn't for lack of trying).

As I look at the state of the world of work - it made more sense to me to set up my life and career so that I was not reliant on the whims of a particular organization to provide for my career growth.

"Job security" is a myth anyway. We are ALL freelancers - whether we intend to be or not.

And I am at a point in my career where it was time for me to take more responsibility for myself and for how I make a living.

It was a really good run.  I learned and grew a lot during that time - and I never expected to be in the same place for that long.

The friends I've made and the opportunities that have presented themselves as a result of my blogging have been infinitely more valuable than anything that could have come out of AdWords, sponsored posts, or some of the other techniques I've seen for "monetizing the blog".

Without blogging, I would have never gotten the University job I was at for so long and I would not have gotten the opportunities I have now.

For that, I am forever grateful.