Wednesday, November 17, 2010

They Do Exist

It's always nice to come across a person who makes good on their word... especially when it's sooner than one would have imagined.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A brief summary

Reasons why I suck at life:
- I fail at constant blogging
- I still have the beta version of the new website hidden in the secret corners of my old site and pass out the URL on an as-need basis, but have yet to switch it over to the main page. Bad SKG!

Reasons that I WIN:
- The business card I designed, which was used as the basis for the new site has been a success. Compliments abound when I hand them out at at the networking events that I've been making a point to go to.
- Although still no full-time job, lots of freelance work has been coming in and apparently, I ROCK! (that's a direct quote mind you.) Word is spreading of my love for all things research, organization, database creation and information dissemination. Quick, tell a friend!
- I'm making a big effort to learn (one of my favorite past times), engage, and conquer! Sites opening up to new industries and not thought of before career paths. Don't worry photography, you're still my first love.

Verdict: I only suck a little at life, but mostly I'm awesome!.... Even though I don't blog about it all the time. There's still something left to be said for human interaction. I'm a big believer.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Time: 1, SKG: 0

Time really shows no mercy here. July... and then next thing you know, October. September was really quite productive. I took an initiative to really get out and be social, in a professional, net-working, hire me kind of way. Surprising thing was that I actually enjoyed myself and met some really great people in the process. As much as it can get frustrating and overwhelming living in New York, when I stop and think about it... the options really are astounding! If you're not familiar with the website, I highly recommend it. It's what would happen if Facebook and LinkedIn had a baby that actually lived in the real world instead of just online. You connect with people of like interests and dialogue, but then you actually meet and have a real conversation. Novel idea, I know. It's fantastic!

Also, looking into grad school as an option. I'm no fool. I know that my resume can't stand up to the MA and MBAs of the world. If only I could put my personality and charm on the paper. ;) Until I figure that out...advanced degree, you're looking mighty fine!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Worth 1,000 at least

NY: Not even the bikes stand a chance around here... Yep, I think that pretty much sums up the mood surrounding the job market right now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just keep swimming... swimming!

The face lift is coming along on the website fantastically. It's nowhere near perfect, and it's a quick fix for now. I'm worried that the font is not going to translate on others' computers since it is one that I downloaded and installed on my machine for branding. Meaning.... that I will need to have it all in a rasterized/ image format if I actually want it to be viewed as I view it. I'm not so sure that this will be the final font anyhow. It's nice on my business card, but I don't know that it reads so well on the web unless at a pretty large size.

The thought that keeps me sane: Rome wasn't built in a day. I'm learning that here in New York, while things need to be perfect and amazing because there's 20 million others that are already better than yours, it needs to AT LEAST BE SEEN. Make it good. Make it seen. Make it perfect. Make it known! That might just be my new mantra. ;) I just copyrighted that in my head, in case you're wondering.

So, the content is up. It's actually out there in cyberspace for beta testing, only accessible with a super secret direct link ;). Family members and close friends, I will be asking you to view it soon and tell me what kinks I need to be fixing. I know you just can't wait!!

It's nothing super exciting, and yet somehow I'm super excited. Soon.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Web Development. Redesign. Go.

Today definitely didn't go the way I planned it. The weather was supposed to be beautiful. It was SUPPOSED to be a lovely day for making money! Then the rainclouds settled in, complete with one grumpy mood on a mission to make me completely unproductive. Then, along came Lynda (! The rest of the night is designated to Dreamweaver tutorials and website redesign. Full-time photo industry job, YOU WILL BE MINE! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010


So, it occurs to me that if I'm going to aim to work as not a photographer, but rather an administrative assistant (for now...until I can take the photo world by storm as director, manager, consultant... something of the sorts ;) in the photography industry, I ought to market myself as just that. This includes not only new business cards, but an overhaul on my website. Take your last peak at the pretty pictures, and take it quickly! I imagine more text gracing the pages of very soon.

To give you a little sneak peak, this is going to be used in the start-up branding: