How can I make a real career out of this mess?
September 7, 2008 7:10 PM   Subscribe

Help me make sense of my career. Advertising copywriter, now working in marketing agency as a creative whatsit, also an guide on the side. I want to do more stuff like the latter, want to dump the former. What should I be doing to get there?

I’m passionate about the Internet in general, online community-building in particular. I love the work I’m doing for About, and I’d like to spend more time doing stuff that relates to it more (traveling around Asia, writing, creating online content).

At the same time, I’m going to be a dad in a few weeks, and I’d like to know that I’m pursuing a long-term career. How can I get from where I am now (writer, some marketing and PR experience, managing an About site) to a fruitful profession (something about blogging, SEO, online communities, beyond that I have no clue)?

I’d like to know a) what kind of career I can build from this haphazard CV, and b) what I can do to get there. Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by micketymoc to Work & Money (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The following website, by MeFi's very own scrumtralescent, might be of interest;

The Life Less Traveled: How Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things…And How You Can, Too!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:39 PM on September 7, 2008

Have you considered being a content strategist?
posted by elke at 1:31 AM on November 24, 2008

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