So where have I been? Nowhere. Locked down at home (and during that there was 17 weeks straight with my kids at home, we ALL got sick of seeing the same four walls and the same faces 24/7 for that long). I have been having some serious issues with my back, and recently had yet […]Read more "Totally not dead. Seriously!"
So here we are again, second wave lockdown is here. Just in time to have my kids at home for the whole school holidays. For MY sanity, I have found a few free games on Xbox game pass to play. Finding fallout 4 and fallout 76 for free has given me a chance to engage […]Read more "Locked Down. AGAIN!"
So here we are at the end of another financial year. Literally covid has stuffed most businesses here and it has had a flow on effect for everyone else. So not much has been happening on the wealth front, but at least I haven’t been going backwards. It isn’t easy with two teenagers to feed […]Read more "Another financial year comes to a close!"
So I have had a pretty interesting life, random crazy stuff happening that makes for great stories. Everyone has a story about some crazy adventure they were on, but who do you rate that adventure against? For me, it’s one of my friends. Before his passing he was the one person I knew who could […]Read more "Everyone has adventures, but who do you rate yours against?"
This is not a home business type project, this is more just me having a bit of fun building physical versions of my design ideas. Sure, I can sell them through my Etsy store, but it was more a chance to try out something I have wanted to do for ages. Plus it gives me […]Read more "Pin Badges at home."
So the journey has hit a few bumps in the last year.I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in my back, which in addition to several disc bulges meant I was in a LOT of pain. Combined with covid, meant I wasn’t working, but fortunately my mortgage payments were put on hold for most of […]Read more "So where the hell have I been? And what’s been happening?"
So my year has started out much like last year ended. With a lot of restrictions on travel, shopping and going out. With that in mind, I decided to do a quick revisit to some of my websites. Everything is set to automatically update so I wasn’t worried about that. It was more how to […]Read more "2021: Resolution – get rid of the spam."
Well it started out with the whole country being on fire. Then we had floods and the Covid19 virus hit, then the toilet paper shortage. So how has the massive shutdown of the country and industry affected me? Well I didn’t work for more than six months in my regular job. But it did mean […]Read more "2020: What a hell of a year!"
So, a while back I recorded a video as part of an application to be a technology tester. Get free stuff and try it out and talk about it? Sure! Sounded good to me, hence this little video was made. Terrible camera quality (filmed on my phone) and no good lighting, and me fumbling through what I wanted to say.
Fast forward to earlier this year
And I happen to get a notification someone I knew had written a comment on the video. Honestly I hadn’t even remembered it was still up and live, I had planned on taking it down as soon as the tech reviewer gig didn’t come through. What was interesting was that it had 7500 views. Like really? Something I had made no effort to promote or share was clicking over views higher than I had ever imagined possible!
Checking back in today to use it as a sample of a tight-arse tuesday post, and it sits at just over 7900 views. Makes me think there might be a potential opportunity to do reviews for stuff that I buy from the perspective of a graphic designer.
It also gives me the idea that the ideas I have on the back burner for crazy projects might be way more popular than I had previously thought. They are all self indulgent projects of stuff I just want to try out or do, or things that amuse me, so don’t expect refined works of art and prose. 😉Read more "Tight-arse Tuesday – Monitor Review"