If you’re anything like me, you have clients. Demanding clients with deadlines which are often more important than blog posts. So you skip a post or 2, and before you know it you haven’t blogged for 6 months. Sound familiar? Good, then you’ll accept my apology and we can move on.
Here’s what’s been happening
Since I last blogged I’ve:
I launched 36.5 WordPress sites for new and existing clients (Hi clients! Love you!)
The .5 is because site number 37 is launching today but I’m still waiting for my VERY SLOW BROADBAND CONNECTION to finish uploading.
Started learning ExpressionEngine and Perch
After realising that WordPress really doesn’t do Custom Fields very well, I’ve taken the plunge and am actively learning ExpressionEngine and Perch. These are the CMS-es (CMS’, CMS’s, CMSs?) of the future people! Either way, I’m learning a bunch of new stuff so I can offer all my lovely customers a better user experience.
I’m always trying to make small improvements in my business, mostly so I can offer customers a better service but ultimately to free up 1 day a week to go fishing. For instance, today I built a client section on my website to accept support tickets during development and for my retainer clients.
Oh, and last week I helped an old lady cross the street. She didn’t buy a website but I’m holding thumbs.
Along with Kelly Teagle I started a new business called Devsquared offering custom built content management solutions for small and medium business folk. My role at Devsquared is in marketing, project management and occasional front-end coding if I have the time. Don’t panic though, this is a side project. It’s business as usual over here at thinkdave.com.
Speaking of start-ups, Mark Bowley and I built Freelance Five, a cool blog where we interview freelancers. It’s built on Thesis, using a modified version of my Osmotic skin.
I’ve also tentatively started building a new product/service thing for website owners who need help with marketing. It’s all in my head at the moment but I’m confident millions of people will buy it…
With all that going on, I haven’t had a moment to write (by the way, I also use this excuse for not writing to my grandmother).
So, what have you been up to lately?
Let me know in the comments (unless you’re that guy from the IMF. We ALL KNOW what you’ve been up to.)