15 Years Ago, I Quit My Day Job
On August 25, 2005, I quit my day job to devote more time to my growing blog (ReadWriteWeb) and become a freelance analyst and writer:
Today is my first day as a full-time freelancer, doing Web analysis and writing. It’s also my birthday, so double reason to celebrate :-)
I finished up at my day job yesterday, so as of today I’m working 100% virtually - with people and companies from Silicon Valley, Britain, perhaps even Australia. I do have a little bit of work here in New Zealand and in time I hope to put my Web 2.0 knowledge to good use in my own country. But for now, I’m using the Web to do my business. Skype, Gmail and now it seems Google Talk. These will be my communications nexus.
How times have changed on the web office front! With Zoom, Slack, Google Docs and more, it is a much more sophisticated online office environment now. And I now use my old RWW Gmail account purely as a personal archive of about ten years of conversations.