This happened a long time ago, but I always remember it when I think about the people I know who work at home, all those of us who have symbiotic relationships with our pets and our pajamas (and possibly a little too much alone time, too).
I also think about it when I get jealous of what other people get to write about—their topics and projects always seem so much more interesting than the marketing emails and landing pages and brochures I grind out. That’s a big part of why I started this outpost, to give myself unfettered room to roam. Nothing off limits, nothing to sell. Calls to action designed to share my delight, rather than fatten my clients.
One morning in San Francisco, I was writing something about enterprise software—I’m basically a fluffer for the technology industry—and I spoke to my friend Kurt, who was deep into writing the Rough Guide to Country Music back then.
“I’m profiling Dolly Parton today,” he told me.
That is so much cooler than software, I thought.