So, after many years in the IT industry, most of them as an IT journalist, I’ve gotten around to starting my own site. It’s something I’ve wanted to do many a times before, but I’ve just never gotten around to it.
Some might think that now is a bad time to go and start a new business, but it seems like things have started to slowly improve and either which way, things have gotten to the stage where I’ve run out of options as to what to do.
The website is called mobile+notebook although as you can’t use plus signs, the actual url uses and instead of the plus sign. It will cover all things mobile technology related, although currently you’ll only find news on the site as I’m still working on building up the content on the site. However, as soon as I manage to get my hands on some new, interesting hardware to play with, there will of course be reviews on the site.
Hopefully you’ll like what I’ve done so far, although there’s still much work to be done and as I’m not very much of a coder, there are things that I can’t really do. I’m at least happy with what I’ve managed to put together and if I ever make any money from the site, at least some of that will go towards a better design.
Gah, not having a steady job seems to mean more work than ever and for some reason I can’t seem to concentrate on what I’m doing…
Got tons of freelance work on and it’s not really that bad, just a bit mind numbing stuff at times. Not been the most product couple of weeks and I wish I could figure out how to get the “spark” back and get things done.
I’ve almost finished one major project, but I’m having a hard time with the last few bits for some reason.
Also busy working on my own thing which will hopefully kick off within the next too weeks, things are just being a bit slow as I’m waiting for a few things to be done before I can start working on it properly…
Oh well, back to work…
Well, I guess it’s not exactly an accurate description of things, but I’m no longer with netbooknews.com…
Still, I’ve got more work on right now than I’ve had in a while and hopefully I’ll also make some money on it all, it’s just that I seem to be sitting around waiting to get paid by a bunch of people/companies that owe me money.
Life’s been a bit rough as of lately, but it seems like things are getting better once again. I guess you never really know what to expect, no matter what you get yourself involved in.
Now I’m working on something on my own on the site as well and hopefully with the help of a few friends, it’s not going to take too long to get it all sorted out. I guess it’s not hard to figure out what it is that I’m working on if you know what I’ve mostly been doing for a living over the past few years. I really should’ve done this years ago, but I guess I just never got around to it.
Tomorrow is “Typhoon holiday” here in Taiwan, as we’re about to be hit by a rather large typhoon up in the northern parts of the island. This means that most local will be haning out in the malls, as I have yet to be here during a typhoon that’s bad enough to close up the malls…
I’ll try to be a bit more of a frequent blogger as well. I know I keep saying this every time after I’ve been absent for a while, but I guess this is just my little personal thing and not something I have that much time to focus on.
Until next time…
So, the start of netbooknews.com went much better than I hoped for and with Computex over and done with the real work is starting. I have to say that I’m very happy with the team behind the site and as long as we can keep up the momentum that we’ve started, the site should keep gaining popularity quickly.
Doing video content is an entirely new thing to me, but it turns out that at least the stuff I do isn’t all that difficult after all. It still freaks me out to listen to my own voice, but I guess this is normal. Still a lot of things to learn about how to do it all properly, but I guess I’m at least ok both in front and behind the camera considering I’ve never done any of this before. I’ve also figured out how to edit video, although this is still a serious learning process.
Apart from all this, life is pretty good. I even had someone I know from the UK that was over here for Computex come up to me and commenting on how happy I looked. I guess that’s a good thing 😀 It’s funny how things work out sometimes, but it looks like once again I’m off to new and exciting things, just fingers crossed that it all works out.
I’ve got a couple of things I need to finish off and get posted on the site and I’m really sorry about the lack of updates, but the past few weeks have been insanely busy.