Building Your Digital Home

Creating your digital home

We’re spending a lot of time at home this year, staying safe and it’s a great time to get online. This means it’s a great time to build an online space for you, your business, your idea, your blog – all the things. You’re looking for a place to build your digital home. Lately, I’ve seen a huge rise in questions that start along the lines of, “What should I use to build my website?” that’s always followed by a long list of well-meaning humans who suggest x CMS (Content Management System) or Platform based on what they’ve used and…

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4 Months of Freelance – Taking Time.

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I burnt out. Earlier this year my brain hit a max that I should have identified earlier but thems the learnings. In February I had a lot going on in life that I was going at head down and with the attitude of “onward through the fog” – not great. My job at the time was really stressful (a lot of which I’d put on myself) and my Mother was in the process of moving, all of which I was doing for her. The day her condo sold, I was on the phone with her and the lawyer about 20…

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Inspired.

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I draw a lot on inspiration for working on the web and in my career from places outside the web. Mostly in other creative fields like music and acting and lately cooking. I have been a giant music fan my whole life but have zero musical talent. I wanted to audition for many things throughout my life but I was always shaking in highschool drama class. I can’t cook much more than using a microwave (but I’m learning!). I’ve spent hours watching Hollywood Reporter videos lately. They do these wonderful roundtables with accomplished actors, directors, showrunners and more. I really…

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5 Thoughts on Sigur Rós’ Route One. 

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I was working from home today and had a plan to not listen to any music. Well, after checking the internet streams late in the morning, found I just happened to be lucky enough to catch the lifestream of Sigur Rós’ Route One for quite a few hours and have some thoughts on it.   For a little background… Sigur Rós recorded a Livestream today, on the summer solstice. The longest day of the year, they took all that sunshine and drove throughout Iceland to a soundtrack they created live.   It was broadcast on local stations and streamed directly…

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Radiohead are My Favourite Marketers.

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I remember being 16 years old, sitting in front of my boombox, legs crossed, waiting for Paranoid Android to be played on the radio with a finger on the record button ready to tape the new Radiohead single. Today it’s a bit different, now I use the internet, making recording and accessing much easier. Also not sure really where that boombox is anymore… When OK Computer was released I became a lifetime Radiohead fan and I’ve been fascinated with them since. The Bends is a great album, and we will never know why that guy is laying on the floor…

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Rdio I’ll Miss You & Fav Albums of 2015.

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Music streaming service Rdio is shutting down for now, as it’s been acquired by Pandora. The whole adjustment has felt like a slow breakup to me. Slowly they’ve shut down pieces, including opening the Rdio app on my phone just to receive these sad messages and opening the app at work to finally be cutoff and not be able to play music…

November #jesslist Playlist – I’m Alive

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November list is a bit late and in all my attempts to get this posted on time, life takes a steep uphill at this time of year and December is in full swing. The upside though is Canada is experiencing Fall part 2 and it doesn’t feel much like Christmas outside, yet. I’m behind on shopping and will get that done this week but didn’t feel complete without getting this posted as I’m half way through completing the December list as well! Hope everyone has a lovely holiday and spends it with some (if not all if you can swing…

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Women in Tech Toronto – Launched.

My lovely developer friend Amanda and I were chatting in a Slack group about a month ago, and found the conversation not what we were expecting. So we ran through a few options in our heads and decided with the rise of slack that we’d start our own. I purchased the domain and she started the Slack group and in a month we’ve grown to about 20 users so far. The group is called Women in Tech Toronto and I just launched a holding page tonight, with master plans going on in the chat room between us all of what will end…

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September #jesslist Playlist – Leave a Trace

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It’s fall! It’s been a really busy month so this list is a bit late, but in time for the colours to change and fall to be upon us as well as some awesome music to go with the change of seasons. Picture Credit goes to Mat Roe, I should use just all his pictures as all his pictures are gorgeous Check them out yourself here Took a look and dislike what you see? Anything you’d add instead? Let me know below! Removed Rdio link. RIP Rdio.