Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Char there?
The first thing that Char Polanosky told me is that she lives in area of Virginia steeped in history. I said that having lived outside of Boston, I understood what she meant. She explained that where she lived was on a Civil War Battlefield. I countered that she had me there, and Then I said that I hoped she had a house in the package.
That was the light note that began our conversation.
Char told me that her life in technology began when she directed a center teaching kids about design and technology. We talked about how teaching is the best way to learn things. She mentioned that soon after that she was doing things for clients, designing for the web. That has obviously become her passion.
Char said her beginnings were in technical writing, but that’s not where she works now or wants to be. I said that’s not a place I would want to be either. We discussed the incredible detail and the hard work of techinical documentation. Char and I were soon talking about the romance of and her love for design and marketing.
Soon our conversation shifted slightly. We were discussing designing for print and designing for web. We discussed the differences between the two media and the differences between the clients who worked with each type of media. Char was much kinder to the print folks than I was. I told a few stories from my past in print. Char gave a why print wasn’t attractive to her. She also said the web is where she enjoys working most.
We both agreed that too many people don’t know how to find the fine line between something that is different and something that is wrong. Char said she prefers a client who strongly knows exactly what she wants, to one who wants to be told what to do. That made me feel better about having strong feelings about what I know.
The conversation turned to having ourselves as clients. We agreed that sometimes we are pickier on our design, yet in a strange balance we can be more forgiving of mistakes. I wondered whether that was because it seemed silly to try to read too much into what clients say, or to try to predict what clients might like beyond what they actually tell us.
Char and I talked about the traits of blogging during winter. I said lately I was thinking mine started in October, not November as it once had.
Before we hung up. Char and I promised to meet at Tuesday Night Comment Night that eveinng She helped me pick out a theme for us to talk about on. Thanks Char! It was a rousing success! Char is one creative, helpful, and enthusiastic lady.
Then she asked me what essential tools I use daily. I told her. She wrote a post about it for her blog. She got her post up hours before I got mine up. Char is also one efficient lady.
No wonder I like her admire her work so.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
Blogging works very well. It’s as if you start behind your shield of annonymity., and it lets you reveal parts of yourself as you want to. —Char Polanosky
Stop by Char’s Blog, Essential Keystrokes, and say hi!
Thanks, Char, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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