A Small Bit of Ego
Reporting from the hallowed grounds of Shawnee, Kansas comes a disparate dispatch of self-promotion and a few new website launches. And by the way — is anyone else busy with freelance work?
It’s been quiet around here lately, so I’m going to take just a few minutes to catch everyone up on the happenings out here in Shawnee, Kansas, home to the stars and playground for the rich and famous.
First, and perhaps most notable for the general populace, I was interviewed for an article on business web design on Inc.com, which is now no longer on the homepage, but still in their archive. The genesis of the interview was my research on the Inc 500 websites, which was conducted for use in the book, but appeared here in a simplified version. Anyway the article is fairly short, and they quoted me accurately (I think). I figure I can use the same formula for success with Fortune.
I’ve also been incredibly busy with freelance stuff lately. Doing some contracted Textpattern development, as well as redesigning and developing the corporate sites for Pivot International and Illes Seasonings and Flavors. As an uninteresting anecdote, the former website was a two-month process, from initial contact to launch; the latter website, for various benevolent reasons, took two and a half years from contact to launch.
Has anyone else been crazy busy with freelance work? I’m not sure if its a result of the refreshed design, or just coincidental timing, but since the launch of the new version of my business website, the number of inquiries for work has skyrocketed — many of them from local businesses. Just wondering if I’m lucky or if other people are seeing an upswing.
That’s it. More soon.