Oct 18 2010
You start at a company doing the job you want to do, then they find out that you’re good and before you know it, you’ve moved onwards and upwards and gained responsibilities for things that have never been your bag. Everybody’s been there right? For me personally, that’s been a real challenge, especially given that I don’t do failure – a true perfectionist at heart.
I’ve taken recent circumstances in my life to reassess my approach to my work. What’s the point in having a better title, more money if you’re not happy doing what you’re doing? For me, marketing, social media, blogging, copywriting, events, branding and product development are where I get my kicks. It’s what I’m good at and it’s what I love. If my morning starts with coffee, TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, TheNextWeb or Mashable, it’s going to be a good day.
I can work in my PJs?
For this reason, I’m happy to share with you that I’ve taken the leap into self-employment…. scary…. but it also means that I’m able to deliver the best possible work because I’m doing what I’m passionate about…. helping people and making the web a better place. I’m excited to have been contracted full-time by ProofHQ to head up their marketing function and I have to say, it’s awesome to be back in the web app industry and with design in particular.
For those of you who aren’t aware of ProofHQ – it’s an online collaboration tool that helps you markup, review and approve static, web and A/V files. It’s awesome to be working with a teenie tiny startup again, amongst guys that live and breath the web.
In my down time, I continue to work on a number of other small projects, including a little startup called ShoppingVouchers.co.uk which I’m honoured to be involved with. I consider myself to be very lucky to be in a position where I can pick and choose which projects to have involvement with, focusing only on those that I passionately believe in.
What for Randommel?
The random videos will continue, I know that they’ve been a bit sparse of late, but I promise that they’ll get better. I’m hoping to re-design Randommel to reflect my maturing experience. I’m keen to write more of my thoughts around marketing and the movement of the web and I think it deserves a new home to do that. If you have any requests as to what you’d like to see, please let me know.
As always, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. You guys make the web a rocking place and for that I’m eternally grateful.