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Multiple (Website) Personality Disorder

Multiple (Website) Personality Disorder

I’m about to launch another website, guys. My third in less than two years. Seeing how I can’t keep up with two websites (this one and bethbakkum.com), adding a third to the mix would be stupid. You don’t need to stage a webtervention, though. Here’s why. Multiple Website Personality Disorder (MWPD) “Hello, my name is… Continue Reading

Punch Time in the Face

Punch Time in the Face

This month I have seven clients in various stages of project completion. Which is amazing. But. My house is in shambles (pleeeease don’t peek in the boys’ bathroom). My cupboards are bare (you want a snack? Would you like a decomposing banana or some uncooked pasta?). And other than this blog, I haven’t written anything that wasn’t… Continue Reading

One-Year Performance Review

One-Year Performance Review

You guys. I did it. I survived my first year of freelancing without doing the walk of shame back to my old job (not that they’d have me). And that means … performance review time! As the wearer of all hats, I sent myself an email to schedule my performance review at my earliest convenience.… Continue Reading

The Freelance Connection

The Freelance Connection

So, a lot of you have emailed me in the last few weeks, asking me how my summer home with the boys went. (That’s a lie. No one asked. But I think serious bloggers use this line “a lot of you have been asking about XYZ …” to talk about what they want to talk about… Continue Reading

I Want to Slow Jam This Post

I Want to Slow Jam This Post

  I’m quickly approaching a major milestone—next week it will be one year since I quit my job (woot!). Feeling a little nostalgic, I dug through my blog post archives and reread a 2014 post called My Business Is a Turtle. In it, I’m lamenting the fact that my web design business isn’t really taking off. (Ha… Continue Reading

What to do when you don’t know what to do

What to do when you don’t know what to do

Six months ago I wrote this inspirational post about How to Get What You Want. It’s really great, and you should totally go read it. However, the advice only works when you know what you want. What do you do when you don’t know? That’s where I’m writing from today: ambiguity. When I started this blog,… Continue Reading