Now

This is a Now page – it gives you a little insight into the things that I’m up to right now.

The idea comes from Derek Sivers, and is part of a wider movement.

Typically, a Now page only details the current things – but, I wanted more of an archive, so you’ll also find the last few updates on here, too. My reasoning is fairly simple – it’ll give me a place to reflect and review on my progress on whatever I’ve been doing.

Latest update

February 20th, 2024

2024 - the year of giveback?

Work

I’ve begun to do some volunteer mentoring, through Digital Boost. It’s a fairly simple premise – offer your skills to help new businesses solve a problem. Although it’s something I signed up for in 2020, I’ve only just this month completed my first mentoring session. I’ll wait and see how it progresses.

Also, although WordShip has soft launched, it’s made no significant in-roads in my long term plans – yet. I have some more refining to do before launching properly. I’ve slated this in for the first quarter of the new financial year.

Personal

I’m two thirds of the way through completing the Alzheimer Research UK 29-miles in 29-days Challenge, helping to raise funds into Alzheimer’s and Dementia. I’m also about two thirds to reaching my fundraising target, so if you fancy contributing

January 14th, 2024

Christmas is over, (yet another) cold snap is setting in and… the NFL season is over for the Dolphins (once again). On the plus side – at least we got to the play-offs, this year.

Work

Work has taken a huge backseat over the festive period, and I’m just beginning to break back into getting things done.

I’m looking into alternatives for project management, following some issues with my long-serving platform.

Listening to

Flicking through around 200 songs that are currently on my phone. No theme, rhyme or reason behind them at all.

My music listening, though, is usually scrobbled live via Last.fm – and, they recently published my 2023 listening report.

December 14th, 2023

Planning for 2024

Christmas is around the corner…

The youngest has already had his school nativity, and this week his year group are heading to a nearby theatre for their annual pantomime. Meanwhile, the eldest is winding down from a tough few months of online schooling, ready for their final few days before breaking up for the festive period.

Work

I’m currently working on developing and building-out my independent design and development studio, Meir Digital.

Also, as a secondary service, I’ll be providing management of WordPress services via WordShip. This will be officially launched in 2024, but I’m getting some ‘soft launch’ projects onboarded now, to make sure it’s all plain sailing.

The football coaching I’ve been doing recently is coming to an end.

Reading

I’m not reading right now, but I plan to make a start on going through Watertight Marketing by Bryony Thomas. I intend this to be the backbone of my marketing for 2024.

Listening to

Christmas music is being forced out everywhere, so where possible I’m listening to non-Christmas… nostalgic 2000s pop and dance, predominantly.

Finally…

I’m overhauling all of my online presence – from this website, through to social media profiles. This may mean that profiles have content removed and appear “dormant” – including the links below. These will all be updated in due course to better reflect what I’m doing and offering.