Update me

Posted by joy

Most of you won’t be able to guess what I’ve been doing lately…I’ve actually switched gears and rejoined the IT world.

My full title contains the words “Web” and “Manager”, so as you can guess, I’m living the dot com life only a few years late.

I started not long after my birthday, and I can say it’s been an exciting and tiring few weeks. I can truly say I go to work and I’m engrossed in what I’m doing. My official job description describes design and marketing duties and so I sit on both sides of the fence. Even cooler, I’m getting to implement many of the ideas and practices I’ve talked about on my blog.

Besides working on the Web, I’m using Windows XP (for organizational compatibility reasons), Office 2003 and for the first few weeks I even used my PowerBook. After 4th quarter, I will be examining new ecommerce platforms to transition to and thinking about long term Web design and usability goals.

As far as marketing goes, I have a few remarks about the success of AdWords, search engine optimizers and a certain online retailer whose name we all know and love. However, I’ll save those observations for later.

Oh, and blogging did help me find my job (a whole other entry altogether). Blog early, blog often and blog intelligently.

And for now, I shalll leave you with this…. Disclaimer: These words are my own, not my employer’s.

9 Responses to “Update me”

  1. Starbuck Says:

    Congratulations on the new job, Joy. Have fun…

  2. Outside The Beltway Says:

    Beltway Traffic Jam
    The daily linkfest:

    Courtney Knapp entitles a post about the NHL lockout “More Bad News” but then provides none.
    Dan Drezner is building a taxonomy of academic researchers.
    Joy Larkin is back in the IT industry–a job she got via her blog.

  3. sarchi Says:

    Does this mean your looking for the most : portable device so Julie goes bandeye…

  4. particleman Says:

    congrats! new job, new fun. best of luck.

    weren’t you in law school for a while? what happened with that?

  5. bert Says:

    congratulations…the world needs more geeks than lawyers anyway.

  6. Arthur Says:

    This might be a good time to stick a disclaimer somewhere on your site.

  7. Arthur Says:

    (congrats with the job!)

  8. Daniel Morris Says:

    Congrats! I hope you enjoy your new job.

  9. Dianna Says:

    Congrats! How many people can say they have a job they enjoy? I count myself as one of the few hehe and I hope you’re totally loving your new job as well. Good luck!