Jack of All Trades


When people ask me what I do, it's difficult to respond with a one-liner. I make websites, I produce some video, I manage social media, live streaming and production, write, podcast, and... well you're probably bored already. But when I run into someone who isn't familiar with my kind of work, I say "stuff on the internet."

I'm not trying to be condescending, it's truly one of the better explanations for what I do. Then people ask, "what do you really want to be doing," which is an even harder question. For a long time I saw myself falling into the jack of all trades hole, where I'm not an expert at anything but just good at a lot of things. But maybe that's ok.

The other day I stumbled across this article, talking about how people are either "bricks" or "mortar." Every company needs bricks, people are who are excellent in one field. The video guy, the operations guy, but companies also need mortar to hold the wall together. People who fill in the cracks, and are excellent at being good at a lot of things. It's harder to sell yourself when you're mortar, and you don't always fit the job descriptions perfectly, but you're just as valuable.

Stephen Roblesjob