This week I did a bunch of updates on the optilabs.com and listenandlearnresearch.com websites. These are both sites I have worked on for years. I really value continued relationships with clients, as it’s good regular work that takes little time and investment to win.
I was contacted by a travel agency owner who needed to update an ageing Drupal 6 site as it has come to its end of life, and also their only member of staff who knew the site was leaving. I had a long call with him, and expressed my opinion that Drupal is hard to use and develop for. I put together a fixed price to incorporate all the required work to migrate to WordPress. This was brave for me as the brief was minimal. He decided to stick with Drupal, going with a different freelancer/agency. He seemed to realise this was perhaps the wrong move, as Drupal had not served them well. Price so often drives peoples short term decisions, even when they know they are facing the same problems long term.
I created a new freelance WordPress developers guide website. This is a site I had toyed with several years ago, but then it got archived in a server move. I’ve found myself with lots of tips to journal and got the site back online.
I’m finding more time to focus on my long overdue side projects, which feels very satisfying.