Editor’s Note: This post recapping my content marketing activities in January was originally published on LinkedIn.

It’s been just over a month since switching into my new role as stay at home dad and content freelancer and strategy consultant.

Lesson one

Don’t do this before the holidays, especially if you have kids that are going to be home from school on winter break.

The holiday break is exhausting for any parent not just us newbies, I am sure, and more so when you’re trying to understand you work capacity, create a routine and exceed expectations for your clients.

On the flip side, I did get to work on some cool projects the last few weeks, including a handful of videos for UserTesting and their company and sales kickoffs, Veracity’s podcast interviews with Mac Prichard and Artlandia’s Misty Tompoles, professional style advice with my favorite realtors and stylist, and a special project that Melissa Barker will soon be releasing.

And, of course, I continue to help Act-On with blog posts, their holiday video, Nina’s weekly videos and the Rethink Marketing Podcast.

Speaking of which, please check out our episode on activating the customer feedback loop with Sarah Moore. Lots of good insight there on what to do with your NPS info. And there is still time to get the latest 411 on email deliverability with Act-On’s Andrew Kugler this Thursday.