Part of my decision to more prominently feature some of my articles on my site involved coming to terms with giving up what I used to do for a living. A few of my articles are quite controversial, and would not have won me much favor among all but a few of my past clients.
One such article that I did have, that nearly cost me over a hundred grand in work, was a particularly well-written letter of resignation from a company whose later demise I confidently predicted. In another case, one of my pieces was presented to me in hardcopy in an interview for a perm job with the request I explain myself. In it I criticized the company I was interviewing for pretty harshly for being cluelessly managed.
I got the big contract in the end, but not the perm job. But I'm a man of principle: I left both pieces online and added more just like them later.
I'm working on an essay that
I promised [webmasterworld.com] a couple days ago, that I'm going to post in the copyright and content forum. I'm working hard to write it all, and will place it under a creative commons license, but I think I can confidently predict it will incite a huge flame war.
Nevertheless, anyone whose read many of my past posts will know very well that I write the things I do here because I want to help those with less knowledge or experience. My upcoming essay explains why I feel that way.