It’s clear from the comments I received on my last post that pricing is an issue that we have all agonised over. Regardless of whether the money we generate from the sale of our work is our sole or a supplementary source of income, I think it’s worth reminding ourselves that our work has value and we should not feel guilty about putting a price on it. As Vera puts it “These are all hours of your life that cannot be replaced, so don`t be afraid to charge accordingly!” It’s important to keep in mind that our work is a reflection of us and like us is completely unique. Our pieces communicate, tell stories and draw on skills (and I don’t mean just our technical expertise) that we have spent our lives building.
On a completely different note - I’d like to thank Etsian and blogger Palimpalim (http://palimpa-lim.blogspot.com.au/) for bestowing a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ nomination on me this week. Rather than just being a pat on the back, the Versatile Blogger Award is also something of a round robin. It’s a great way to promote other bloggers, whilst letting our bloggees know a little bit more about ourselves.
One of the conditions of acceptance is to blog seven random things about me so here goes: (1) I love gadgets – my iPad is one of my most favourite things in the world (2) I hate housework (3) one of my guilty pleasures is the cult TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I have all seven seasons on DVD and have watched them more times than I can count (4) If you hadn't already picked this up from the previous revelation, I’m kind of a nerd (5) I love my children more than life itself (6) I believe that we should always try to find the good in people – although I accept that sometimes it’s pretty hard when faced with a particularly obnoxious individual (7) I swear a lot.
Another condition of acceptance is to share the love and bestow the Versatile Blogger Award on 15 others. Below are the awesome blogs from some of my favourites for you to visit:
I found some more information on the Awesome Blogger at http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/about/
Now just a little caveat from me –ideas like the Awesome Blogger are generally great but sometimes they, for a number of reasons, become the equivalent of one of those ‘chain’ emails that do the rounds and where you end up feeling all guilty and burdened. So, I did want to say to all of those people whose blogs I’ve listed above– if you have the time and the inclination to follow the criteria for the Versatile Blogger Award that’s super but please don’t feel obliged and don’t feel in the least bit guilty if you don't wish to.