This past week was a blur, during which I found myself burning the candle from both ends and generally stressed out. Don’t try this at home. I did keep notes for each day, which, this time around, I’ll simplify to topics instead…


I searched Google images for “744.” These are some of the images I found.

Work in Development: We’ve got a strong pipeline right now with some interesting potential projects in it. Mark and I also spent some time speaking with a former client who has moved on to a new venture and is hoping to work with us to build the website and application through which it will operate. Though this one isn’t quite yet “in the pipe,” it was encouraging to have a strong lead come in purely on the basis of work we’d already done. Another current client is planning for a major redesign. It will be great to see that one take shape as it’s been almost five years since their last design was created.

Work Completed (for now): On Tuesday, one of Jason and Sarah’s projects, Quebrada Baking Company, went live. We worked with ThomasBoston Advertising on this project, which was beautifully designed by Justin. Also, I finally finished up this month’s newsletter, the second part of our series on How a Website is Built, which will be published tomorrow.

Work in Progress: Mark and I have been planning for our winter company retreat, which will be this Thursday. Unlike our Fall retreats, which are several days in the mountains, this is a one-day gathering nearby where we spend a few hours talking about business and then the rest of the evening eating grilled pizza and enjoying each other’s company. Jim is flying down from Rhode Island today to spend the week working with us on site. Justin will be arriving on Wednesday evening by train, and Steve will arrive on Thursday morning by plane. I’m very excited to have us all in one place for a bit and am looking forward to our discussions on Thursday. Meanwhile, I spent some time with Nolan, Mike and Dave to check in on our mobile site project. We got to preview the mobile version of our analytics dashboard that Nolan has been working on, which was exciting to see. Things are looking good so far…

Other Threads: We had a lot of conversations this week about mobile technology and our ideas for how to integrate mobile development into our process. I also found myself talking about blogging several times with our Project Managers–discussing which of our clients are blogging well, common blogging concerns, and how they could do better. Don’t be surprised if a future newsletter revisits business blogging. Also, I received a robot watch in the mail (pictured).

If you’re unfamiliar with weeknotes, check out the Weeknotes website or my first weeknote, which explains why we started at 741.

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