So if you’re in that boat too, here are a few I’ve enjoyed reading, including “round ups” from blogs that you may have missed this past year.
- On Web Content From Newfangled Web Development
- On all different topics from PhotoShelter (BTW, their CEO, Alan Murayabashi, was a “fave” speaker at the Creative Freelancer Conference and will be with us again in Boston this June, 2012. Register this week and take it as a 2011 deduction.)
- Freelance Switch always has useful information for freelancers. You could spend all day reading here.
- David Baker’s blog always has excellent, thoughtful writing. (He will also be at CFC in Boston in 2012.)
- Colleen Wainwright (a.k.a. the communicatrix and speaker at past CFCs) has been writing less lately but it’s consistently funny, moving and meaningful. (Start with her “100 things I learned in 2011.”)
- From Freelancers Union, the writings of founder, Sara Horowitz, on the future of work (and the role of freelancers therein) are always inspiring (and good to read when you’re wondering why you don’t just go get a “job”.) You can also find them on The Atlantic‘s web site.
- And, at the risk of self promotion, on the Marketing Mix Blog, we have blog posts and podcasts on topics like, “How to Position Yourself in 6 months” and “2012 Marketing in 100 Words.” So if that’s what you need, spend some time reading there.
And if you need help with your online marketing, registration is open for my new online course, “Developing a Successful Online Marketing Plan” which starts January 16. Details and registration here.