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The Job Search

September 10, 2013 — Leave a comment


Yesterday I told you that I was going to attempt an experiment that would be awkward for me. Today I have fulfilled this prophecy by creating this diary video of some things I do to search for work or a new job. I’ll try to be more “scripted” next time.

But for now, watch the video, like it on  YouTube and leave a comment on how I can help you or what are you doing to find a new job!


September 9, 2013 — Leave a comment



Sometimes, figuring out direction is really hard. It would be easier for me to make ultimatums like

“I’m shutting down this blog!” 

I’ve had some time to think about this blog.

I needed some time to process.

I don’t do well when I just speak from the heart without taking anytime to process.

Here’s the deal:

…I came within a day of shutting this site down. I’m serious. I sent my web-guy (yes, I do have such a guy who I pay annually to help me manage two sites) a message asking him to take the site off-line.

But today I had an epiphany. I will be sharing about this idea soon. Fortunately for me, the web-guy didn’t have time to get back to me before I changed my mind.

I just paid $11.95 to renew this domain for a year about 10 minutes ago. The domain expiration was 9/11. I paid my web-guy for another year of hosting today.

So, now that I’m all paid up, I’m going to start talking to you. I need to have a place where I speak into life. So, I’m going to start an experiment tomorrow. It’s going to be awkward for me. It might be fun for you to watch.

Stay tuned.





I’ve had a bunch of people ask me recently what tools I use for creating photos like this.  I spend at least 1-2 hours daily creating content like this. It does not include writing copy, research or curation.  I do not have Photoshop as my MacBook Air 11-inch does not have the capacity. So I use mainly my iPhone and web-based applications. I’m not the authority on this topic, but I do get asked a lot by friends what apps I use. My work is posted weekly to Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, Pinterest accounts, Tumblr Accounts, etc.

Disclaimer: I’m not a designer! I started doing work like this for fun first and then got asked to do it by clients more. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t do it!

I hope this information will help someone else!

My Pinterest/FB/Instagram design portfolio http://pinterest.com/jimgrayonline/portfolio-work/

3 Web-Based Pinterest Tools I use




7 iPhone Apps: