What I'm (Fun) Working On: November 2022
Updated: Nov 12, 2022
I am embarked: My posts on this channel will be more frequent and less formal as I board the Create In Public train. This is all a work in progress. If you want to watch the behind-the-scenes of my builds, art, and research rabbit holes, join me on Spaces by Wix!
Behold, My Fun Work!
I am working on a few "fun" projects, meaning I am throwing my heart into 'em with the anticipation of future rewards, be it monetization or simply just gaining experience in working with the platform/tool/app. Why I instigate a mountain of work for myself and call it fun:
I really enjoy trying out new digital products for fun
I then can show other creative business owners how to use the products I work with and I enjoy teaching
All of the digital products I am building are little seeds being planted for my financial and professional future if I take care of 'em
Current Fun Work Projects
These are self-initiated projects that I have embarked on over the last year:
CMS: WordPress, Theme: Bimber
Current Monetization Streams: Amazon Affiliates
Future Monetization Streams: Google AdSense, direct advertising sales on the website, social media channels, sponsored content
Why It's Fun Work: I'm building it for my cat!
CMS: Wix Editor X
Digital Products: Landing Page, Wix Branded Mobile App
Current Monetization Streams: None!
Future Monetization Streams: Community membership, brand partnerships, sponsored content, social channels
Future Fun Work
I am eager to start building out more fun digital stuff over the next three months, including:
Why I still don't have one: Lack of "the right equipment", lack of experience, and...I got the yips
I'm eager to try and tackle this again with better tech, a fresh perspective, and a little help from my friends
Steaming Channels for Select Projects
Building on Vimeo OTT
Distribution: Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Tizen, and Xbox apps
Artist Trading Cards & Boxed Card Sets
Skills utilized: Creative direction, graphic design, campaign management, B2C
Digital Add-Ons: NFTs, AR filters
"A Sunshine State"
Is it a book? Is it a web series? Is it a pipe dream?
It's looking like a semi-autobiographical story but I don't have experience writing this kinda thing
Infographics: Representing the Quantified Selfie Project through the majesty of beautiful design (maybe a future art show)
One of my goals was to share a video to honor my grandfather this year, and I did hit that goal this month in time for Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Launch Grandma's web store in time for her craft show and the holidays
Launch a satire site that will feature some of Grandma's projects so that I can create funny content for Lucalito
Pump out more content on Creative Enabler; I recently revamped and it's been a whole thing!
Books I'm Currently Reading
Want to read along with me? Introduce yourself and I'll send a link when I get the mobile app together.
[ Mindset / Strategy ] Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art by Eric Maisel (Amazon affiliate link)
[ Mindset / Strategy ] Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday (Amazon affiliate link)
Books I'm Going To Read/Listen To
[ Mindset ] The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (Amazon affiliate link)
[ Mindset ] The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (Discussed on The Sunny Podcast and now I'm curious)