1. I really want to meet more local bloggers (in person!), but there doesn’t seem to really be a local blogger meetup, at least not of the lifestyle/non-professional blog kind. Which means I should probably just organize one myself if I want it to happen. But aside from that being daunting (where? when? doing what?), the thing that keeps me from really jumping into it is that I’m afraid no one would actually show up. Like, I’d invite Austin area bloggers I follow & like, but then they’d all RSVP no or something. Or there’d be a bunch of ‘maybe’ RSVPs but no one would follow through. I probably just need to get over this and try, but my psyche is clinging persistently to this fear.
2. I’ve been giving serious thought lately to doing something other than design as my day job. What, I don’t know yet, but pretty much any idea would require going back to school or more capital than I have. At the very least, in the short term, I’m going to try to come up with ways to augment my income – typographic prints or pre-made blog templates or something. Because I like the actual act of creating a design, I am just frustrated with it always being subject to a client’s whims (read: bad taste) and having to live paycheck to paycheck.
3. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I occasionally enjoy a good juicy romance novel. Every time I read one, though, I think ‘man, I could write one of these‘ and consider doing so.
4. This year will be the first Christmas that I haven’t spent with my family (or at least one member of it). I’m bummed I won’t get to see my mom or sisters, more than I’ve probably let on to Ian (his family is coming here for Xmas). I do get to see my mom for Thanksgiving, but I’ve no idea when I’ll get to see my sisters next.
5. I really want the next Sims 3 expansion (Seasons!) that comes out this week, but it’s going to have to wait. Saving up money for the T-day roadtrip and Xmas presents is the priority right now.
I have the same complaint about blogger meetups in New York…. Not that I’ve ever actually been to one, but from the descriptions they’re much more geared towards people who are blogging for business, and as someone who doesn’t do this to make money, that sounds like a load of snores.
Yeah, I made the mistake of going to one of those blogger networking events, and it was all business blogs, and I was simultaneously bored and feeling completely out of place. Not my cup of tea.
I think there’s always some fear in meeting bloggers in person, you never know whether that person is like their blog or not. I suppose people have too many expectations.
hope you have a great day.
I think if other bloggers actually showed up, it’d be fine! It’s the planning-something-but-no-one-comes bit that I worry over, haha.
Hope you have a great day, too!
I think a meet up would be a great idea. I would love to have one of those at some point. Would be so neat to meet people face to face.
I am spending this Christmas without any family. Its just me and the beau but thats why we have planned a nice little mini break to a resort town.
Ooh, that sounds lovely! I hope you have a great little vacation Christmas. 🙂
I think a blogger meet up sounds GREAAAAT! Of course folks would attend! If I were an area blogger, I’d LOVE to go!
And I giggled a little at the whole “bad taste” bit.
You’re probably right, I’m probably over-thinking it/psyching myself out. Too bad you’re not local, you’d totally be invited!
Oh. My. Gosh. You know what!? I once dropped a client because I couldn’t handle her bad taste – it was AWFUL. And she actually had the NERVE to ask me to plagiarize. I was like, are you freaking kidding me?! Anyway, I worked and worked with her for about a week, and just couldn’t handle it, so I let her go. She just wasn’t worth the effort or the minimal amount of money I’d be getting for that design. So I totally understand what you mean about having to deal with that. I hope you find something that you love to do that still brings a steady paycheck. I think any amount of schooling is worth it not to be stuck at a job that you hate.
Thanks for linking up last week, Amanda!!
Yeah, I’ve definitely dropped clients before, for that reason and others. Or simply didn’t take them in the first place. I had one lady when I was first starting out that wanted me to design a logo around a photo of a toilet. Yeah. No Thanks! But sometimes you have to take on a project to get a paycheck, even if it’s not the best match. I don’t *hate* my job, at least not the actual designing part. It’s just dealing with troublesome clients that gives me a headache. Thanks for the support!