What’s in a name
I love words. Truly I do.
So when coming up with a name for what I offer I was torn between using something neat, cool and trendy that sounded interesting, but didn’t describe what I did and being practical.
Practical won out.
I could have gone with Gail’s virtual assistant service providing various services on a short term basis but that seemed rather long. Basically what I provide is a little of this and a little of that. But that was kinda long as well, and the web domain was already taken. 🙂
So I came up with Some This & That. Which seems pretty accurate and practical, but still allows my quirkiness to come through.
I had to write a description of what I do for a business conference I attended, and this excerpt sums it up pretty well:
I’m a ghost blogger, writer, event organizer, social media manager, and web content manager. I dabble in web and graphic design. I’m both a contract employee (teaching at my local hospital) and volunteer. I’m an idea implementer, but not always an idea originator. Give me a concept or suggestion and I can usually write or create your vision. I also fit a ‘normal’ part-time job as a librarian in the mix. … after the last conference I took some awesome ideas and funneled them into a second business to organize all my freelance & volunteer chaos… and Some This and That was created. This is where I organize all my creative freelance and volunteer work. … I love doing short-term or occasional freelance work and don’t necessarily want to have long term clients.
So in a nutshell, I do occasional projects, large and small. I can do some on-going projects. I do some of this and some of that. I have some steady on-going clients and I’m happy to do work for one or two more, or continue to provide as-needed content and project assistance on an occasional basis. It’s a fun mix of of some of this and some of that.
A name that defines what it is I do and provide.