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2021: What I'm Up To Now

Welcome to what’s happening ‘now’. This page will get updated as regularly as I think about it, it’s my first time publishing it so, might be weekly, but most likely not. This is a collection of articles, links and notes of the most recent activities worth sharing.

⚑ Focus: Write Well, Think Well

🎯 Goals: Newsletter, Blog & Podcast

  • 52 weekly newsletters.
  • 20+ blog posts.
  • πŸ†• 20+ podcast episodes.
  • A backlog of content ideas.
  • Grow to 100+ newsletter subscribers.
  • LinkedIn post engagement to 10+ per post.

πŸ“ Latest Blog Posts

πŸ’Œ Latest Newsletters

πŸŽ™ Podcast Episodes

πŸ–₯ Stuff: Things I Use Daily

My wife and I are minimalists. We’re intentional with our belongings and actively balance what we need with what we have, i.e. we love throwing crap out. Here’s my main gear and gadgets that assist me day-to-day for writing, podcasting and whatever else I do.

Hardware

  • πŸ’» Razer Blade 2018. Great build quality and specs for light gaming mixed with portability, video review.
  • ⌨ Coolermaster SK621. Small form factor with both wireless and wired connectivity.
  • πŸ–± Corsair Harpoon Wireless. Good productivity/gaming use case with both wireless USB receiver, wired and Bluetooth, video review.
  • πŸ†• 🎧 Philips In-Ear Headphones. Perfect travel audio with great sound.
  • πŸ–₯ Samsung Tab S6 Lite. Great 10.4″ screen with included S-pen.
  • πŸ†• πŸ“± Google Pixel 3a. Great camera and modest specs.

Software

  • πŸ“ Notion to capture thoughts, write content and organise my brain.
  • πŸ–Œ Infinite Painter for drawing on Tab s6 Lite.
  • 🎨 Affinity Designer & Photo for photo manipulation and illustration.

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Freelancing

  • ☁ Cloudways for managed WordPress hosting.
  • πŸ”— NameCheap for domain name hosting.
  • β›… Cloudflare for content delivery and DNS management.
  • πŸ–Œ Elementor for best no-code web design.
  • πŸ–Œ Essential Addons and Elements Kit for extra Elementor goodies.
  • πŸ–₯ ManageWP to organise multiple WordPress websites.
  • 🏈 Plutio for project management and client portal.
  • πŸ§‘ GistΒ for lead management, sales and onboarding.
  • ❀ MoreΒ for all tools I use.

πŸ§” About: Mr Ashley Ball

Hi, I’m Ash. I’m a teacher, web designer and content creator from Australia. I focus on making things simple. Want to stay connected, learn about design and entrepreneurial? Subscribe to theΒ weekly newsletter.

πŸŽ“Β Hats I Wear

  • Tech Educator
  • Freelance Web Designer
  • Content Creator
  • Husband

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❀ Some Loves

  • Slow-burn movies e.g. πŸ₯ Whiplash, πŸ’Ž Uncut Gems and 🀑 Joker. Letterboxd.
  • Fine wining/dining like Candian Club and Malibu.
  • Travelling to New York, Singapore, Living Room.

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βŒ›Β Timeline

  • 2012-14 β€’Β  πŸ’‘ Studied
  • 2016-20 β€’ πŸ’Ό Businesses
  • 2018-Present β€’ πŸŽ“ Teacher

πŸ™ Thanks For Reading

β˜• I’ll Buy You A Coffee

If you’re ever on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, send me an email and we’ll meet up.

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❀ People Who Inspire Me

There’s a lot of people who I need to thank, here are some.

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βœ… /Now Page

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I love staying connected, learning about design and being an entrepreneur.

Weekly Newsletter

I love staying connected, learning about design and being an entrepreneur.

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