There was a time not that long ago that winter meant a bit of hermit behaviour on my part, but my first winter in the NWT has changed all that around. I’m at least as active as I was in the summer, if not more so.
Besides volunteering at the Fort Smith Animal Shelter, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 239 and the Fort Smith Curling Centre, business has also picked up considerably. If you follow me on Twitter or are connected to me on Facebook or LinkedIn, you’re already well aware of my daily work for Talkin’ Cloud — an incredibly fun gig that lets me write about the cloud news of the day while adding my own opinion and analysis to it.
A new corporate client has been keeping me quite busy since the beginning of January, as well. Exactly what that is isn’t something I can speak about publicly, mind you, but do know I’m having a blast and enjoying the work.
The automotive market has called on me again. In the last few months, two articles have appeared in SSGM, and you can expect to see my byline there again shortly. Writing about the automotive industry reminds me of my days as a cub IT reporter. There’s something incredibly exciting about learning the ins and outs (and jargon) of an industry, and SSGM provides that opportunity.
Unfortunately, this busy season has kept me from living up to my Beer In Canada goals. The site has been a bit stagnant lately, but I’m hoping to find a way to blend it back into my daily workload. So stay tuned for more on Canadian beer and the brewing industry.
And finally, I’ve become inspired in my photography again and am actively looking for interesting subjects to shoot (for now, in and around Fort Smith). Linda Martin of the Click! Fort Smith Photo Club turned me on to The Grid the other day, and their humourous episodes have prompted me to work towards improving my photography (more on that in a future post — hopefully in the next week).
One more thing before I sign off: I’m going to revamp the look of this website soon. It’s dated and really doesn’t present the “brand” of Chris Talbot as I see it. I hope to get on that soon. If anyone has any WordPress recommendations that would suit a whimsical freelancer’s portfolio, shoot me an email or contact me on any number of my social media pages.