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Rare photo of a person- me, on site at American Express, Scottsdale, 2 years ago. They had the best landscaping (raw desert) around their building and I’d always go take photos around sunset. The infamous “slipping on a square foot of desert floor my first day and falling on a cactus” story is from here. Also, the sign in the middle of the desert: “Future intersection of 148th street and 20th.”

I’ve been inspired, due to my friend Andreas over at Position2.com, to create a professional site. It’s in stealth (haha) at banane.com/workblog. I’m toying with blog names. “I’m not a spammer”- too negative, then thinking “To spam or not to spam.” “My job was inspired by Monty Python” was also an option. It’s a huge thing for me to have a work blog- I’m very concerned about my client’s privacy (moreso than my own it seems). But I have a lot of opinions about it, and I am a self-employed person with a livelihood that I should tend, at least to some degree. My favorite workblog is my buddy Jenn’s over at tharpo.com. She writes about deep stuff. Comparatively, I write about the Denny’s Birthday dinner deal, the most ingenious marketing ever. Anyways, loyal readers (Nancy and Chester) tell me what you think.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by SoMuchSugar

    Posted on March 23, 2007 at 8:32 am

    “You have a compliment!”

    I totally agree with your workblog writings… I’m so impressed with how you’ve so successfully coupled such bright, engaging writing with the profession/industry here… Keep the inspiration going!!!

  2. Comment by Nancy M

    Posted on March 23, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I’m diggin’ the workblog. It’s totally over my head, so you’re really onto something! [grin]

    seriously, I think it’s a great move, and will be a significant differentiater as your career advances. But don’t take it from me, believe our friend penelope trunk
    (http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/) who gives a great analysis of how a professional blog can benefit anyone – especially independant consultants. (see her first ‘popular posts’ in the sidebar – since your html limitor won’t let me link…)

    good goin’ anna! we likey!

  3. Comment by banane

    Posted on March 24, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the reference, Nancy- I’ll definitely check it out!

  4. Comment by Chester

    Posted on March 28, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    I have to imagine that, for an indie contractor, it could end up being an invaluable marketing tool — not just in the sense of perhaps eliciting new clients through the blog, randomly, but also as an enhancement of personal legitimacy for potential new clients sussing you out.

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