This Unsalted Sailing Magazine is requiring quite a bit of ‘office time’.  I’m still not sure if this is a brilliant idea that we’ve come up with, or if it will be a giant time suck with little results.  But hey!  We won’t know until we try, right?

As a result of what’s been a very busy spring, I’ve really struggled with new blog topics.  Call it writer’s block, I guess.  It happens.  What I like to do when it does happen is re-visit blog posts from the same time frame a couple years back…this one is from May of 2007 (Snoloha was just a fragile newborn at that time) and seemed appropriate given the amount of screen time and office time needed right now:

“Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.” Peter Gibbons, Office Space

The joys of owning a business: A regular paycheck? nope. A set schedule? not quite. Guaranteed customers willing to buy your product? that would be too easy.

How about working wherever you feel like it for the day? !’m currently working on the Fall / Winter product line and catalog. It requires a lot of office time, which I don’t particularly care for. Office time can drive me crazy, and as Buffettt says, if “we weren’t all crazy we would go insane”. So as I stared out the window today I realized I don’t have to stay in this office and work all day. After all, there is no over-bearing, micro-managing boss to get in the way.

So I packed up my messenger bag, hopped on the bike, and peddled down to Clinch Marina, where I set up my “temporary office space” on an empty and inviting picnic table, and spent a few hours working on the catalog and product line.

This is what I call “office atmoshpere”. Not a bad way to spend the workday.

Clinch Marina


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