Day 10: Directories & Driving

Friday, March 7, 2003

So, you’re a twenty-something web designer, just getting started in the business. You’re looking to get your foot in the door, you’re looking for inspiration, you’re looking to learn from the masters. Where do you go?

SXSW. Oh, yeah…

As I type this, we are driving down I-35 towards Austin and our first web conference. SXSW is the big conference for folks like us — folks who live on the Internet. People whose books sit half-read on my shelf will be hosting discussions on all things related to web development and design. It’s a chance to network, learn, and get inspired. And, it’s a chance to spend a few days partying in Austin. And, isn’t that what owning your own business is really all about?

I plan to blog as much of the conference as I can. If all goes well, updates will be frequent. If all does not go well… take care, ok?

Earlier today, Angela put another of our ducks in the appropriate row. She notified the Open Directory Project about the incorrect link they have for Crafty Goat. The Open Directory is used by a lot of web portals, and if we want to drive traffic to our sites, we need to have the information in those directories correct. We’ll be doing more like this in the coming weeks.