So, some of you may have noticed that November is gone, and I never made it past Day 15 of the Creativity Challenge. I’d apologize, but somehow I don’t think you guys mind so much. And I had way more fun doing other things instead. Here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks:
Dan and I did the Thanksgiving Triangle road trip where we went to see his folks and then my folks. The puppy (I still call him a puppy, but he will be 12 in January) came with us, and it was a blast. We did some Christmas shopping, but I am nowhere near finished buying for my peeps. Except Dan. This one online store had a fantastic deal on an HDTV Thanksgiving Day, so I ordered it that night while wearing my favorite Grinch pajamas. It came the day after we got home. I don’t think Dan has been in bed before 3 a.m. any night this week.
The great thing about the freelance copywriting gig this time of year is that everybody and her mother needs content. So I worked pretty hard on some Black Friday/Cyber Monday web copy for a couple of clients. FYI? If you’re willing to pay my rush fee, I am so willing to stay up until 11:00 p.m. every night finishing your last-minute projects. Padding my FreshBooks stats is always a worthy cause.
Changing My Blog
I disabled Disqus, my old commendting system, yesterday in favor of adding adding Comment Luv for you guys. If you’re not familiar with it, Comment Luv will add a link to one of your recent blog posts each time you leave a comment here. Comments now pull your profile pic from Gravatar (universal avatars associated with the email address you use for comments.) If you have trouble with the comment, please let me know. I’m trying it out to help my readers get some links and to increase engagement. However, if enough people don’t like it, I can always switch back.
That reminds me, I have a poll for you guys:
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I’m working on some handmade gifts for a few folks, watching Dan play Skyrim obsessively, and generally enjoying some time away from the computer. I realized that the Creativity Challenge wasn’t as fun as I’d hoped it be, and I really didn’t need another job for the month of November. I still think it’s a fantastic idea, but perhaps it’s an idea best left for May or June. This weekend we’ll be cooking the Bonus Turkey I got from my day job, watching football, and enjoying some Christmas tunage.
So that’s the last two weeks of my life in a nutshell. I will be blogging more consistently in the month of December, and I have some fantastic guest authors who will be popping in on Fridays for the next couple of months. Mahesh Raj Mohan was here yesterday, by the way. Did you catch his post about using The Force?
Tell me what you’ve been up to and test my new comment system at the same time. I’ll read every post you guys leave links to with Comment Luv!