Archive | October, 2010

Sometimes Stepping Back is Good

4 Oct

Picture taken this week in Charleston, SC of Fall Pumpkins and Mums

Hello Loyal Readers!

Been quite a while since you last heard from me and that’s because I spent the better part of the summer partnering with a web designer and starting a full service content marketing company called 3T Web Design. The work started rolling in quickly and before I realized it, we were overwhelmed with new exciting projects.

Then something unexpected happened. Our web design partner decided to take a week and a half off for vacation and during that time, there were no new client projects lining up. So now, we are trying to wrap up the final projects from September and in the meantime, two of our clients decided to quit their website projects for personal financial reasons, leaving us without a paycheck after putting in well over 25 hours into each of their websites. It was upsetting to say the least, especially as a freelancer who relies on a steady stream of projects to keep the light bill on.

At the same time, I was approached by an educational publisher to do some writing for the US News website on a new careers section, and after sending in test articles, I was offered the gig! I have 100 articles to write by October 15th and the pressure is on, but I eagerly await how my work will look on the website and that this will help me further launch my web copywriting business.

Speaking of which, over the summer I had all but neglected Taylor Resources Writing which has been my base of operations for 3.5 years. I have poured my heart and soul into starting this company before, during and after escaping from Corporate America in 2007. This makes me feel bad and I realize now that I need to take a step back for a moment to re-group and focus on what’s important to me – my writing work and my clients.

So I’m dusting off the old blog and getting back in the writing saddle this week. Look for more updates and new writing specials for clients in the coming weeks. This site will be my new “home” for a while as I launch a new website, improved content services and a great new writing course!

Thanks for not giving up on me while I was away!