It’s been a year.
One year ago last week, I cancelled the Freelance Forum. At the time, the optimistic plan was to reorganise the same event later in the year.
It soon became clear that wasn’t going to work. Instead, we moved online as a series of podcasts. Fourteen episodes in the Spring, three more in the Autumn. Added to older recordings from live events over the years, it made for a useful archive from a decade of Forum events.
This year, the plan is to expand on that model, with a combination of podcasts and live webinars. On alternating Mondays, the plan is to host a live Webinar, or drop a new podcast.
If all goes well, the same structure will be used for a second series in the Autumn.
Outside of that, it has been a quiet year in lockdown. Book ideas remain half-formed and half-written, though I did put some work online.
So here we are, entering Year Two.
No major plans. No major announcements. Just a few ideas to keep working on in the hope some of them pan out.
But it feels like a moment that should be marked.
Given the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone Freelance Forum. Having 50 strangers in close proximity in a small room doesn't seem advisable at the moment. If you have already booked your place, you will receive a refund shortly. https://t.co/6iPyAcXvGA
— Dublin Freelance (@DublinFreelance) March 10, 2020
See you on the far side.