Msg#: 11195 posted 10:26 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)
What do you tell people when they inevitably ask what you do? I used to tell people that I own a bunch of websites but that always draws a blank stare. It seems like only 1 out of 100 people get it. It's like I could be independently making millions a year from my websites and most people would still look down on it or just not understand it. The fact is that there are just too many bad connotations associated with owning websites, website development, or even making money off the web. So, my line is that I'm a writer. This is true in that I am writing a book. However, it's just something I toy around with from time to time and not a serious endeavor. But that's besides the point. It's still something that that people can understand.
Msg#: 11195 posted 12:33 pm on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
It is a dream job. I love making like a K a day and happy that I made it but not sweating that i did. Perhaps my book gets published and published as a dirty memoir for oprah to kick around on her stage as gospel. Yeah, then everything will feel alright.
Msg#: 11195 posted 4:06 pm on Jan 29, 2006 (gmt 0)
This is my first post on this forum.
I also work on several sites like most of you guys and for the record, my most hated questions are:
1. What is your work? 2. Where do you work?
Several times I got blank stares from people. As much as I'd like to explain to them what I do, it's quite complicated.
One time someone asked me about my work and I answered, "I don't work" to make things simpler. He said, "What, you don't work? So how do you eat? How long have you been bumming around?" to which I replied, "It doesn't matter but I make 20x more than you do in a month."
Geez.I hope people will refrain asking me about my work.