How to make time for creative projects
How do you make time for creative projects while also balancing work, family and personal commitments? I've got a few ideas to help.
It can be really hard to make time for creative projects. Be it a side hustle, new skill, or simply just an emotional outlet, being a little creative is good for the soul. But finding the time to pursue these interests can sometimes feel like a task in itself.
Recently, I’ve found myself struggling to balance this blog and my artistic inclinations with a full time job. But a few small changes have already made a big impact.(more…) Read More
Nothing is ever finished when you’re a perfectionist
I love creative projects, but sometimes it feels like nothing is ever finished. I've found some ways to make it a little bit easier.
The ever-changing cycle of creation is one of the reasons I love web development. There’s always something new to investigate, something different to try or something broken to fix. But being caught in a cycle where nothing is ever finished can be frustrating and leave you feeling like you’re chasing your tail, hopping from one unfinished mess to another. (more…)Read More
Maintaining a social media presence in the middle of a project
Struggling to post to social media regularly? Here are 5 tips to help with maintaining a social media presence
It’s no secret, maintaining a social media presence is hard. And it only gets harder when you’re in the middle of a project and have nothing finished or polished to post. So what do you share then?(more…) Read More
How To Find Your Aesthetic
What is your artistic aesthetic or style? How do you find one? Here are 6 helpful tips on finding your style.
Having a cohesive aesthetic or style is a great way to stand out from the crowd. It’s the thing you’re known for, and an easy way for people to recognise that a piece of work is yours.(more…) Read More
Setting 5 Goals for 2019
Every year I set some new resolutions. These are my top 5 goals for 2019.
In 2018, I set myself some goals, then revisited my progress in the middle of year. This method helped me to keep on track and actually achieve most of the resolutions. With the new year looming, I want to implement the same system, but with some different goals.(more…) Read More
Having fun with Design
Having fun with design is an important part of both work and play. Here's how being a bit silly helps improve my skills.
What’s the saying? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy? Yet sometimes I find that I’m fighting just to keep up with work, and it’s all I ever do. Lately, I’ve tried to lighten up and have been having fun with design.
Being Brave: How to Get Shit Done
Being brave is incredibly hard when you have no confidence. But even with anxious moments, I'm learning how to get shit done.
I’m not a brave person. I’m a worrier, and a procrastinator and a perfectionist. But I’m not brave. This week though, I’ve made some big steps towards having confidence and being brave.(more…) Read More
Using the Gutenberg Editor
I've installed WordPress's new Gutenberg editor on a few of my websites now. Here's how it interacted with my current and custom themes
WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor has been a controversial addition to the platform since its announcement. But after experiencing the editor with the optional plugin, I’ve come to love it. It’s a refreshing experience to the WordPress editor.(more…) Read More
Having a Lost Moments List: How to be Motivated when you’re Just Not
I often find myself with lost moments, times when I can't seem to do anything. So I found a way to get motivated when I'm struggling.
Lost moments suck. Sometimes they extend into lost days. At one point in my life, I had a lost year (or two). Getting out of these slumps can seem impossible at the time. How do you find motivation when you just don’t have any? I’ve asked this question so many times to so many people. And no one seems to have anything practical to say. But I’ve found something that works for me. So maybe it’ll work for you too. (more…)Read More
My Own Digital Playground
Using old, unused or add on domains as a digital playground is a great way to experiment, learn, practice and challenge yourself.
I’ve built a lot of websites over the years. Like, a lot. But one thing I’ve found with projects is there’s a lot of learning on the fly, and not a lot of space to cement the knowledge you’ve acquired. To counteract this, I’ve started using my own digital playground. Well, more accurately, I’ve made myself a couple that each support a different skill. (more…)Read More