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Author: Marceel

Marceel is a digital media technician living in Los Angeles, CA. He is a small business owner and freelancer that has worked on everything from portfolio websites to SEO optimization of nationally ranked sites.

Checking In

7 days without coffee.

5 hours of sleep.

1.5 hour commute.

What does that equal?

A whole lot of complaining and happy hour visits.

Copy and Paste 101: Data

Share Documents

Write down each step in your Notes.

Copy and paste links

*MPNs

Incognito Mode

Can’t find it skip it

How many can you do in 1 hour?

How many in 4 hours?

I need..

Magic Mouse

Look at you. Company man

Look at you. 👀

Company man.

Make a catchy song.

You have great ideas

You over think everything

You’re a genius

You.

You’re set for greatness and you don’t even know it.

But you never act on your ideas.

You find one problem and toss them in the waste basket.

You’ve settled and you know it.

Look at you. 👀

Company man.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask A Professional

Don’t be afraid to ask a professional for help.

They know more than you do.

They usually want to help.

They can help you NOT make rookie mistakes.

For example,

Last night I asked a coworker’s advice on what image to post on Instagram.

She has a better eye for quality (and probably gets 10x more likes than I ever will).

She basically looked at the images I took with my iPhone, grimaced at them and chose the least crooked photo out of the 4.

The post performed well.

And this method still hasn’t failed me yet.

If you ever doubt yourself, reach out to a professional. They’ll end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.

Are We Under Cyber Attack?

First the FCC announced they plan to vote on ending internet freedom, now everything tech is malfunctioning.

Our site keeps delivering 500 errors.

My computer won’t let me write to our servers.

Our phone systems are glitchy.

And now McDonalds tablets are acting up.

Coincidence?

Maybe…

How well do you understand your job?

You understand a concept.

You’ve tested it.

The theory makes sense.

You understand the process.

You have the right tools.

You know the steps.

Your method is foolproof.

But ask yourself…

Can you teach this method to somebody else?

How well do you really know your job?

Can you teach someone your process and expect them to deliver the same results you do?

Maybe.

But probably not.

Or, maybe you’re scared of teaching them.

Scared to teach someone how to do your job.

Scared that teaching them to do your job will lead to you not having a job.

Think about it…

Sometimes you need help doing a task.

You know that extra hand can help you be more productive.

But you don’t do it.

You make up excuses.

You make an excuse about not having excuses.

And then you say, I can do it on my own.

How well do you really understand your job?

*Re-reads job description*

Oh nevermind, that task is not in my job description.

(another excuse)

Too Busy to Do Anything

Ever been so busy that nothing seems to get done?

Feeling like that right now on my Uber ride.

Tired

Exhausted

Mentally…but not so much physically.

The belly grows

The numbers show production, but nothing is getting done.

You start dabbling in this

You start dabbling in that

And at the end of the day, nothing gets done.

*Sips Coffee* ☕️

Who works on Weekends?

Wake up: 8:00am

Do Laundry: 9:00am

Go to Costco: 11:00am

Take a nap: 1:00pm

Go to work: 4:00pm

I’m behind on projects. Might as well catch up while I have the day off.

Music. Coding, Designing,

Water. Tea. Bathroom

Facebook. Repeat

Get off: 11:00pm

Just requested my UberPool and waited forever for them to show up.

I’m in.

The ride home is relaxing.

I enjoy seeing people dressed up in costumes and having a good time.

They must be celebrating Halloween. Even though the 31st is four days out.

Tonight is the night to party.

But not for me.

I’m a workaholic.

Im on my way home to relax. I’ll save my energy for the next one.

Simple Solutions to Big Problems

Spent 1 hour trying to figure out an issue with our WordPress site.
We just created a new custom post type and tested everything on our staging site.

Everything was working fine.

We decided to push the modified files to our live site and started to add content.

These pages weren’t loading.

We discussed our steps, removed excess plugins, and copied over entire site folders…

These pages still wouldn’t load.

This damn 404 page kept showing up on everything.

1 hour later, I decided to take a walk.

I knew we did everything right…what was the issue?

I sat back down and saw the other team members frantically checking the site PHP files.

They were panicking!

I was panicking.

But I stayed relaxed and tried not to think too hard.

If we did everything right, it must be a simple problem.

A problem we have no control of.

Once I thought about that, a lightbulb popped into my head.

No way could this fix the issue, I thought.

I navigated to the permalink structure page and didn’t change anything. I just hit “save changes”

Your Permalink Structure Has Been Updated

This showed up on my screen and I reloaded the issues pages.

Everything was working fine now.

WOW.

The most difficult issue had the most simple solution.

Think about that next time you try overthinking.

You’re Not Trendy

Why do what everyone else is doing?

Be yourself

Do you.

Find your own style

Find your own niche

Find your own community

If anything, you write to entertain yourself. You use it as a way to recap what you learn and to remind you how far you have come.

And to think…

You always told yourself you wouldn’t do it.

Look at you now.