How one small change to my business card hides some pretty big battles with imposter syndrome, and how I started to own my career as a writerRead More
On taking on introvert tendencies and irrational fears, and taking accountability for making exciting things happenRead More
So Blogtacular was yesterday. I got up at 7.15am for a train to London at 7.50am, and a full twelve hours later stumbled back out of the train station carrying more bags than I started with, barely coherent, and clutching a wooden spatula bearing the command “Paint Everything”. I was swiftly scooped up by the waiting husband and posted into the car with a bag of takeaway dinner. This morning I woke up at the crack of sparrow fart with an overwhelming urge to Write All The Things.Read More
So there have been a few small changes around here, and I thought it would be important to let you in on them.
I’m very likely to always be a hobby blogger. I know what it takes to be a professional, and while that is often what I aspire to, I am also a bitter realist who realises that working from home in my sewing room every day is probably no more than a rose-tinted pipe dream. But that’s not to say I don’t want to develop my blog, and push it to become something a little bigger, and a little shinier.Read More
There has been some excellent blog and social media-related chat recently over on Karen’s blog Did You Make That, prompted by her recent post “Can social media help you choose a needle?” In her article she discusses the changing nature of blogging and it’s relationship with social media, and in particular the growing popularity of YouTube as a social network. In the last month or so Lisa Comfort of Sew Over It launched her new YouTube channel, on which she regularly posts what I would describe as ‘sewing lifestyle’ videos: fabric hauls, pattern and book reviews, and even the occasional vintage hairstyle tutorial. Lisa is not alone; in fact she is part of a much larger trend of established uber bloggers and creative business owners making the move to video, such as internet winner Joy Cho, Kristabel from I Want You To Know, and Carrie from Wish Wish Wish. And of course, myself, although I don’t think my blogging efforts could ever be described as particularly uber.Read More