Here come the Video Directories

I’m not sure what all to make of this yet, but I’m starting to see more video directories links popping up in deli.icio.us/popular. Maybe someone’s doing research. Maybe there’s a meme-swell underway. Whatever’s going, I’ll keep an eye on it…

Things really started taking off when Yahoo!Video launched.

Some of the recent links that have surfaced:

Open Video Directory

YouTube

ACTlabTV

…and just to keep an eye on further developments:

deli.icio.us/tag/video

Learn how to say “no”

Learning how to say no has got to be one of the hardest lessons to learn. Many folks say “no” simply because they don’t know how to or what it takes to say “yes.” And then there’s the “yes”-ers who say yes even when they have no clue about what they are agreeing to…

…if you learn anything in this biz, learn how to say “no”.

Don’t we all always need work?

I have always been on the lookout for new and interesting (and non-spam-like) ways to contact people for work. I recently stumbled onto this article at wired.com about folks in H’wood using IM to generate inquiries for new work.

Makes me want to try, however, the hard thing I’ve noticed these days is getting buddy names out of busy people who don’t want to be chatting all day long. If the bit about, “less than 10 percent of all business people use IM, roughly 20 million worldwide. But that number is increasing steadily,” holds any water than maybe it will go somewhere, someday…

…until then, freelancers still will be working the phones and networking events…