Like many another independent web worker, I’m a jack of all (or at least many) trades. Putting together a career on the web often involves pulling together disparate skills to keep customers happy and keep bread on the table. The problem is that unless you’re very lucky, not everything you do for your web working job is going to be something you love.
Don’t get me wrong – on the whole, I thrive on web work, and I’ll never willingly go back to an office. But my morning, for instance, was entirely devoted to configuring an Apache server for a client – something I detest doing. Still, happy clients mean doing more work I love, so it’s worth putting up with.
What about you? What part of your web work job would you just as soon never see cross your virtual desk again? Do you have a strategy for doing less of it? Let us know!