October 2018

Losing weight

I have lost 3 pounds in the last month. Technically I should lose more than this in a month however I have not stuck to my treadmill and diet as much.

Hope to get back on track with both the treadmill and diet this month.

Client work

I have taken on some client work making changes to an existing website. I am also in the process of securing a new long term client.

Removal of old blog reduced traffic

I wondered whether the removal of my old blog would reduce the amount of traffic to my website.

For those of you who do not know I use to run an old blog which had around 50 posts in it.

Since the removal of the old blog my website traffic has halfed although I am not too fussed about this as most of the traffic was not converting traffic anyway.

Warwick castle

To get out and about I decided to visit Warwick Castle. It was a good day out but probably would have required 2 or 3 days to see everything.

I enjoyed various aspects of the visit however in my opinion Warwick Castle seemed a bit to commercialized for me.

I prefer the old style feel but most of the visit seemed like a visit to Alton Towers with the tour being specifically guided and the interior style of the tour being more what the castle was like in the 1900’s feel.

Some towers where converted to be a video tour rather than actually leaving the tower in its original form and most of the castle interior was not accessible to the public.

Also although I did not visit all of the eating establishments they seemed to be more for children than adults for example an “Italian Restaurant” was actually more like a buffet that you would find in a secondary school canteen.

Meeting with business advisor

Had a meeting with my business advisor at Friar Gate Studios.

It is always nice to pop in for a chat with my business advisor we sit in the Bean Cafe and talk about various aspects of my business.

I like the feel of the Bean Cafe and visiting gives me the same feel I use to feel when I use to go to University.

Obviously freelancing from home can get stale so every visit seems throbbing with the professional feel.

Tookit

Added a new “Regular” category to the leads section within Toolkit my internal business management tool which I created myself.

The “Regular” category is used to store client leads that I deal with regularly, basically ongoing client contacts.

I have also altered the reports in the system to accomodate the new category.