Morning Meanderings… Connecting In My Non Fiction World


Good morning. Tuesday is here and I am all about my day already.  COFFEE CUP is in hand and I have my to do list fully loaded to start checking off whatever I can get done before this afternoons hair cut and then a Library Board Meeting with the Policy Committee to update Emergency Plans.  Good stuff.  Good stuff.

Last week I was noticing how one of our fairly new local businesses had a very minimal website.  Their About Us page was blank, and in their case, that is probably the most important page.  I mentioned it to a lady I was working with and she asked me if I had a business card and she would give it to them if they wanted someone to build content into their website.


(in other words… silence)

I have played with the idea of a business card for my Freelance work the past few months yet every time I start one I do not like the style, and if it bores me… well, I am not going to do it. Now, recently sparked with energy about this possibility of website content writing for a business I know intrigued me.  Let’s just say I got to work.

I spent the start of the weekend creating the business card which is now complete and will soon be in my hands.  I almost can not wait to start handing them out.  It’s kind of like putting on my big girl pants and saying out loud, “Yeah.  I am doing this.”

Sheila DeChantal, Freelancer, Minnesota

Front side

Sheila DeChantal, Freelancer, Minnesota

Back Side


I am kind of excited about it.

Of course for those of you who really know me… I didn’t stop there.  I started building my own website… which, just so you know… feels weird. Promoting “me” is not a natural step for me and I am still tweaking the site even though it took up most of my weekend spare time and I am still working on it.

Yesterday, I went to work on my LinkedIn profile, updating, connecting with others… my goodness this connecting thing is a lot of work, however I do get that if you want to get the word out, you have to be KNOWN.


Connecting… connecting… connecting.

I think I am going to like this new world.




About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on March 17, 2015, in Meanderings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. if I do to a business website and see nothing – I’m pretty much automatically going to not use their service – my thoughts are, if you can’t keep a website updated (and with hosts like wordpress) its fairly easy, then can I trust you to help me with my needs

    • I agree, websites are important – what you are about, what you offer, location and contact info is so important. I dont know how many sites I have looked at and found their contact information hard to find.

  2. Good for you, Sheila!

  3. Good luck with your new endeavor! And I’m with you on a business website – I want to have information there.

    • Thank you. SO far I am really enjoying it and have picked up some great clients. My biggest concern is balance now, I still want to have my weekends off and not have to worry about looming projects 😛

  4. Good luck! New endeavors and the building of it are so exciting and fun! I’m sure you will knock them all out of the park.

  5. I love the cards! This is such an exciting time for you.

  6. Good Luck in your venture. It is a nice feeling to get something done.
    I got ARC cvopy of vone of my favorite authors today. Elizabeth Gunn NOONTIME FOLLIES. I ca wait to read it.

  7. Do you ever have time to clean your house? LOL You are one busy person!! I love the card.

  8. Congratulations and best wishes for success in your new endeavor. How exciting!

  9. Good luck with this, Sheila 🙂 The cards look great and your excitement through the screen! lol Just watch the time-suck factor!

  10. I LOVE your new business cards! I still have to get some. I need to get going on getting my name out there. You really inspire me to Get Stuff Done – you accomplish SO much each day! I spend too much time researching opportunities and daydreaming in lala land sometimes.

  11. Looks good. I dream of going freelance but think the self-promotion is the bit that scares me off. It’s hard to blow your own trumpet I think. You’re braver than I am. Good luck! Emma

    • Emma you are SO right! I thought it the Midwestern girl in me… I have the website almost ready and I am afraid to launch it because it does feel like self promotion… which it is. UGH.

      • It really can be uncomfortable, especially when you’re not a big attention seeker. It’s a struggle for a lot of us, but in the internet age, it’s expected. Look at it this way—your site is a lot cheaper than having to constantly advertise in a newspaper or magazine, all of it being promotional. If you don’t promote what you do, no one will know you do it! lol Compare it to this blog with books, only on the site is your services instead of books, and of course, point them over here to see what you’ve accomplished! 😀

  12. I love your business card – the photo – the content – the color – the whole shebang!

  13. A new website and business cards sound like a lot of fun! Your card looks wonderful!

  14. That’s totally fantastic


  16. CONGRATS!!!!

    You never know when or where an idea may pop up.

    Have fun.

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