#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety

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#FreelanceFriday: Let’s talk about anxiety A few years ago I was held up in my home. I was in the shower, getting ready to fetch my kids from school and head off to work. I’d spent a productive morning writing an article after interviewing a South African woman author. I was…

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Productivity: what is useful work

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Productivity: what is useful work According to the Cambridge dictionary productivity is the rate at which we do useful work. Did the number of hours I put into something yield useful/beneficial results? How many minutes did I spend creating this blog? How many minutes on answering a text message while…

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What to do when a creative block happens

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What to do when a creative block happens On December 4, 2017, I launched my freelancing career in earnest. Since then, I have steadfastly and consistently shared and engaged with followers on my social media platforms. Advice, travails, highs, wins, reviews … I’ve shared what drives me in my business….

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LinkedIn leads the way in long-form content

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LinkedIn leads the way in long-form content Last week I took a mini break from creating to do a bit of research. Like with anything, being on top of your game in what you do means research and learning. I spent my time understanding LinkedIn and how it has evolved…

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Freelance does not mean my services are free, people

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Freelance does not mean my services are free, people I’m a relative newbie to the world of freelancing and I have already been caught out by a client (or two) who will not pay me. Freelancer, independent contractor, consultant … whatever we call ourselves doesn’t matter. But we all have similar…

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Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect

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Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect Today, I want to reflect on why I read. I definitely have a “type” of novel I gravitate to. I definitely don’t read a book because someone says it’s a bestseller or because it’s been shortlisted for or the winner of a…

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What the … freelance!

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What the … freelance! After almost 20 years of working in a newsroom as a sub-editor, lifestyle writer, night editor and online editor, I’d done a range of exciting jobs. But it just wasn’t enough. I realised I’d hit the glass ceiling and atrophy was slowly creeping into my body…

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Are you ready for a coworking environment?

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Are you ready for a coworking environment? For me, one of the pitfalls of working from home is the sometimes intense isolation. And it’s at times like these that I long for the hustle and bustle of a newsroom. Don’t get me wrong, I love that I can roll out…

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

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Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building…

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