It has certainly been a while…so it’s high time this site got itself up and running again.
Not that I/the company has been idle; in fact the past 2 years have flown by and work in hand has had to take priority over everything else, sometimes even over personal sanity. I’ve always known I’ve had a work/life balance which teetered on the brink of disaster, but it was only reading Philip Bloom’s superb post on the matter back in January when I truly recognised the extent of the problem. Being fairly new to the freelance/self-employed worlds hasn’t helped; it’s easy to say yes to every job going and before you know it you’re working double the hours you were back in a staff job just in case the work dries up. And frankly when you’re working so many hours on the actual job, the last thing on your mind is keeping a new blog going when you know it has yet to establish itself and find an audience.
So I’m going to give it another go; initially I’ll be getting the website updated with recent projects and then hopefully I’ll find time to blog more regularly (and more relevantly) in a bid to find my voice and an audience. Recently I’ve found myself with a lot to say on YouTube, digital video and production in general so let’s see if I can keep it up and put fingers to keyboard more in future!
Neil – September 2013