Tru dat.

After nearly five years as a freelancer, and having worked for some of the biggest news organisations in the world, I still go through those phases.

A Real Job (™) insulates you against the worst aspects of rejection somewhat — unless you get made redundant — but dealing with emotional knockbacks is part and parcel of the self-employed life.

Blogging since 2001, journalisting (which isn’t a word, but should be) since 1994, and sleep-deprived since 2012. Journalism lecturer, consultant and trainer.

Blogging since 2001, journalisting (which isn’t a word, but should be) since 1994, and sleep-deprived since 2012. Journalism lecturer, consultant and trainer.