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Staying Motivated

Have you ever felt it was Saturday morning when it’s only Tuesday? Earlier this week I woke up as usual, except this time I thought I didn’t have to get my self to work. Lately, I’ve been feeling unmotivated to get in front of my computer and get some work done. Staying motivated was easy at first, but that changed after a while. I’ve started feeling like taking a break from everything; from computers, reading about the web, and the constant need to work.

Here’s what I think about what happened and what we can do to stay motivated.

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Breaking Free From the Desk

As a freelancer I get to work from home from time to time. However, there’s something about working away from the home that makes me more productive and more efficient than working in front a traditional desk. I am the kind of guy that is able to concentrate more when I’m not at home or at the office. Maybe it’s being surrounded by strangers or the coffee house music in the background. Somehow, though there is constant noise, I am able get through hours and hours of work. Like anything else however, working remotely does have it’s pros and cons. It’s something that you have to be in the mood for.

Here are my experiences and thoughts on why you should consider breaking free from your desk and on to your favorite coffee shop.
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New Design Coming Soon!

A while ago I launched the site you’re currently reading this on. I wanted a place where I can let people know a little bit about me and my thoughts web design related things. At the same time I’ve been having a lax approach about the things I post here. Having a place online where I can be personal and professional has been great. I landed some awesome clients because of it and kept those people who know me in the loop about my shenanigans. I was reading the FreelanceSwitch blog where someone said, “A website is never ‘done’. It is only abandoned.” I am a strong believer of that. Though this site has only been around for 6 months, I feel that it is time to launch it’s 3rd iteration.

A new design is not the only thing that’s changing. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come.

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Google Chrome Making Headway

Over the last week I’ve been playing with Google’s web browser, Chrome. So far, I have been enjoying it. I had used it before, but I don’t think it was quite ready for me and I brushed it off as just another web browser. However, Google Chrome now has extensions (plugins for you FireFox users) and custom themes. Chrome is also really fast. I’m blown away at how fast it loads YouTube videos. Chrome is still in beta testing, but has already been creeping up in popularity; the new browser has beaten Apple’s Safari by 7% according to the W3 Schools Browser Statistics.  Sure, it’s only at 10%, but that doesn’t mean anything bad. As I said, it’s still in Beta.

Does Google Chrome really have what it takes to be your browser of choice? Here what I think.
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