Remember when people used to use their blog as a way a journaling their thoughts? Some still do and I really admire that. I am hoping that I can release some thoughts through this post. Sometimes communicating and just putting it out there helps you feel better…At least it does for me now and then.
I woke up today feeling quite overwhelmed. A great way to start the week, eh? I am sure you are familiar with that “where do I EVEN start?” feeling. I want to be completely transparent and say that I overcommitted myself. Have you done that recently? I committed to completing 3 custom website design projects, preparing for a speaking engagement, holding a workshop, on-boarding 2 new employees/partners (which I’m stoked out of my mind about), and concepting a new idea for our church’s Women’s Ministry all by the end of October! Praying that I can prioritize appropriately and get it all done. So, I ask you…what is your advice for when you’re feeling overwhelmed? How do you manage?
I am in Seattle for the weekend celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday! I was chatting with my sister and Brother-In-Law about how fun it would be to get a place and all work together someday! And they shared about THESE!! What to the what? How awesome are these small studio sheds? They are very affordable, stylish, modern, and very functional. I say we get a group of friends together and put one in the biggest backyard we have. Some of them even come with kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. WHO’S IN?
I am heading out to GrapeVine Texas next week to speak at Circles Conference happening on Sept 20th and 21st. AND I HAVE SOME TICKETS FOR YOU!! Circles is an event dedicated to designers and creatives giving us a non technical conference to call home! It’s the very first one and I am thrilled to be a part of it and honored to speak along side some really talented people.
The title of my session is called “Overcoming the Designers Depths of Despair Disease” Inspired by a scene in Anne of Green Gables. Haha! I gotta bring some girl power to this land dominated by the boys. I am going to be sharing a bit of my journey and the perspective that I have learned to have as it relates to creating on demand and owning your own business.
For all you Texans out there or for those of you willing to travel I have a pair of tickets to give a special someone! This is a very focused giveaway so you could definitely win this one AND bring your friend.
Can’t wait to see what you are working on. I will pick the winner this Friday Night! AHH!! See you there! Also, if you are not able to attend but have a BIG heart… Circles just opened up a rad sponsorship program where you can pay the way for a creative that can’t afford to go. THAT’S SO AWESOME!!
Jenni asked:”I’m not good at blogging but I’ve been told that it’s the thing to do to in order to be successful. Do you think it’s necessary?”
I DO NOT think blogging (as we know it) is crucial to your business success. But the sharing of information? I think it’s very important. I can’t say that blogging didn’t help my career. It did. In a major way. Almost five years ago when I started my first blog not many people were blogging so naturally my content, voice, and approach stood out. Fast forward few years and I might think twice about starting a blog. In some ways our industry’s expectations for “blogging” has become too high, time consuming, and intense to keep up with on a regular basis! I threw out this topic for discussion on my Twitter and Facebook page a few months ago and based on the response from my small network that idea seemed to ring true. Perhaps that’s why Jenni doesn’t like blogging. heh. Posting content to a specific url isn’t right for everyone and it doesn’t automatically lead to a successful business. The principles behind blogging however, such as sharing information, curating content, and engaging with the community can boost business success.
Studio Playback just hit the SiteHouse website design shop this weekend as part of our Fall 2012 collection. Ahhh this is our 5th season and I can’t believe it. For those of you that don’t know what Site House is, it’s a website design shop that I started back in 2010 to offer quality web design at an affordable cost. The RAD thing about these designs is that you can customize ANYTHING about them without having any code knowledge. That’s pretty cool.
If GQ and J.Crew had a love child I hope it would be Studio Playback. This design has an editorial flair with an elite photo studio feel. It also has some unexpected whimsy thrown in there as well to keep it… REAL! I designed it with the male species in mind… But I do have to say that this one is one of my favorites in this collection. Maybe it’s the tomboy buried deep within me or something. This design showcases the photography work of talent Trever Hoehne. I have mentioned his work quite a few times on this blog including most recently our Creative Toolbox series. He’s CRAZY good!
This website design can be used for any business or personal online presence. It can be fully customized by simply dragging and dropping. No coding knowledge needed! HOLLA! For more information about how you can get this design go HERE or email us at info(at)promisetangeman(dot)com.