What I’ve Learned From the Startup World

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February 1, 2012 at 10:44 amCategory:Career

I like attending the various startup social meetings around town. Even though there is very little…ok, there is NO demand for a technical writer in the startup world.

What I like about it is that I see a set of people who are fabulously commited to an idea and distributing that idea to the public in the hopes of making a living. They are putting everything out there because they believe in what they are doing, and they are very positive about the whole experience.

At least, they are in public.

I’ve discovered that I really don’t like button-down places where everything is being done to SuperCorp Runbook 10.2.a.1. I need some variety in my work life, and some interesting stuff to do.

So I’m going to take a page from the startup mentality and do interesting stuff even if it means doing it outside of “normal” working hours. Because everyone needs self-fulfillment in their careers. Because it’s a huge chunk of your life spent making a living, so if you’re not enjoying it, well, there’s not much point.

Long Time No Write

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February 1, 2012 at 10:35 amCategory:Personal Post

September 2011? Really? That’s my last blog entry?

Well, I’ll have to pull my socks up in 2012.