joined:Nov 20, 2007
I've been doing WordPress website development for about 7 years, freelancing from home.
I think this is the year I finally hit a point where I'm tired of it. I think I've lost patience with all of the issues and noise around web design and development.
I won't go into it all, but I'm taking a break and looking at what I might want to do going forward. I'm almost 50 (gasp!) and a woman (gasp again!) and I'm realizing I'd like to do something different. Sometimes the web stuff is just so much time spent on things that more and more seem like they don't matter. I've spent years learning to do things the right way, yet I see agencies and others doing things horribly wrong. I've spent time honing skills that should make me worth more money on a project. The isolation is another thing I'm sick of. Not complaining, just realizing it might be time for a change.
I guess I have a bunch of options but though I might take a chance and post this to see if others have any thoughts. I've thought about doing some freelancing via sites like Elance and such; I have some niche websites that do fairly well and could spend some time there; I've been looking at what is out there in the "real" work world and trying to find something with flexibility; I have other skills and experiences other that the things I've learned in order to do the web dev stuff so I've been looking at lots of different avenues; I've been polishing my resume and LinkedIn profile and starting to do a little more there, since I've never really done much marketing of myself.
Anyway, just thought I'd toss this out and see if others have similar feelings or any suggestions.