… I’m actually, finally, completely, wonderfully doing it.
Today I handed in my notice at The Age and come July 1st I’ll be working 100% for myself, the majority of the time on Edublogs and the rest doing consultancy, speaking, design & development for education, media and community projects.
I’ve always wanted to work for myself, and Edublogs is allowing me to do that. There are currently over 76,000 blogs on the sites and over 1100 new ones every week (well, each week or for the last three weeks at least), add to that the initial success of Edublogs Premium and some extensions I’ve got for that coming along with a couple of other ideas, and I’m aiming to turn it into a fully sustainable business within the next six months.
I’m half tempted to just focus on that, but I want to keep my hand in – and occasionally meet real people face-to-face – so I’ll also be doing work around developing great custom blogging / community environments, standing on stages shouting at captured audiences and generally mixing it up… variety is the spice of life!
But come July 1st, the ball’s going to be totally in my court, I’m going to have my fate in my own hands, am not going to be able to complain about anyone else holding me back and am going to be responsible for not just the destiny of Edublogs but also paying the mortgage and feeding the family.
I can’t wait!