...but I'm very grateful for those!
I've found it very interesting the stuff I've learnt during the last couple of weeks. I've been a Web Project Manager for years but normally I've had a designer for look and feel, some one to write content and set the tone, users to do the testing, Infrastructure people to do the domain name, DNS and email set-up etc but this time I've done it all myself. This is the first time I’ve built my own site and I surprised myself by what I did, and did not know, and my firm contention is that content is still the hardest aspect of it all - getting the initial content then keeping it going ... like this blog ... which is hard to do when having a busy week at work.
The other thing I've learnt is how hard it must be for charities to generate donation income. People are very warm and willing to help and say they'll donate but the question is how to translate that willingness into cold, hard cash! Which is why I now find myself stalled at nineteen balloons...I'm in a quandary because are people just being polite or should I remind them, plead with them, beg them, bully them? One colleague favoured the downright bullying route but I suspect he just likes that sort of thing so I'll just have to see how it goes. In the end it won't matter because those that have, are more than I expected and they'll end up with more balloons than they too expected ...if I can get them into the sky! Now that’s another blog entry in itself…