My First Day

The first day at a new job is typically filled with paperwork to fill out, meeting a bunch of people who’s names you can’t remember, and general disarray and uncertainty about specifically what you should be doing. Yesterday was my official “first day” working at home, and it was completely unlike that, in a totally wonderful way.

I need to find some sort of routine to fall into, but I think yesterday started out right: I sent e-mail and published a blog post (Around the Web: September 7-13). One of my goals is to get the traffic on back to where it was about a year ago (yes, it’s gone down quite a bit in 2008). One of the things I am going to do to try to bump it back up is post daily for a while.

I did discover a hiccup in that I hadn’t received an e-mail from Mojo Helpdesk about new support requests for my MT plugins for a few weeks. (My fault, not theirs.) I had quite a few of those to get through, but most are resolved now.

I took a break at some point mid-morning and turned the TV on while I unloaded and loaded the dishwasher. Since I’m going to be at home so much I want to put in a little more effort to keep it clean. I took a break at lunch-time for some food and to go out for a walk. When I worked at the other job I took a walk almost every day at lunch-time, and I want to continue that.

It was exciting to receive phone calls from three clients who wanted to congratulate me on making the jump. I received e-mail congratulations from everyone when I sent out my schedule (8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, by the way), but the phone calls were a nice surprise.

Oh yeah, and I did some money-making work yesterday, too. I almost forgot about that part!

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