The post very specifically says multiple times that to be a freelancer you have to get your work done, as in it is your first priority. I'm sorry you have never met me and theirfore are assuming I'm a boozer, but rest assured anyone who HAS met me will testify that I'm very much the opposite. Those notes where more for fun then anything, but I never once said that I NEVER shower, I hate my work, or I take breaks so much that my clients are pissed off. Very much the opposite where I specifically said, you don't have to get out of your pjs (meaning right away), I do love my work but if you get stuck you can walk away or go work on another project for a little bit, and getting your work done and looking nice in public was emphasized more then once. So stop skimming and actually read what I wrote.
I very much love what I do, my clients are all very happy, with the obvious occassional set back (that every freelancer and agency experiences), and I don't know when my blog became a place for nasty hate mail. So rest assure happy clients and freelancers who feel the need to write to me, I work all day, more then most agencies, in fact I'm on vacation now and have still seen my computer everyday. So if I want a ten minute break, I will take one. My work ethic was not in question with that silly post.
On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:08 AM, Josh J wrote:
Josh J has left a new comment on your post ""FREE-lancing" Doesn't mean I work for FREE.":
As a fellow freelancer I've really got to question your ability or business sense on making it on your own. When your top 3 bullet points suggest you could crack open the tequila at 10 am, potentially haven't showered for a week (unless of course you have to meet the occasional client), and your toothbrush being nearby as your top 3 reasons for starting up your own business then I wish you all the success you can muster out with that work ethic. Maybe stick with doing what you love as the only reason to go out on your own.
Long lunches, numerous breaks, and vacations at the drop of the hat are fine if you can actually put in the time to get your work and administrative obligations done. Remember, you only have yourself to blame for your success or failure.
I wish you luck, but I just fear for the freelancer that has to clean up after you.
Posted by Josh J to desaraev - Interactive Media at November 13, 2008 9:08 AM