I decided to change my Instagram name as A Bookish Baker was no longer in keeping with what I was online. But I wasn’t prepared for the vulnerability or the loss in followers…Read More
Do I want to be an influencer or make writing my career?
It is the writing - yet for some reason I am still being influenced by ‘influencer’ strategies when it comes to my business….Read More
In the past week I’ve realised it was time to evolve my writing business. I need to become more purposeful with the projects I do. I need to stop the projects that aren’t working and put more effort into those that don’t provide that social media dopamine hit but may be more fruitful.
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I love new notebooks. They contain such promise - but I think that is why so many of us don’t use them. I know I certainly have a shelf FULL of blank pages.
But I’ve been watching Sarra of Heart Breathings on YouTube and she has been giving advice on how we can fill our notebooks with her video: How to fill your empty notebooks.
This got me thinking about my notebooks and how they have helped me with my planning, my business and my writing and creativity over the past few years. So, I decided to open the pages and show you the insides.Read More
The equipment I use to make videos for YouTube
Want to make videos but feel put off by the technical equipment? Well, in this post and YouTube video I share what I use to record my videos as well as the external hard drive I use, where I get my music from, microphone, tripods and more.Read More
Last week I recorded a video where I answered some of the questions I’ve been asked on Instagram and in my private Facebook group.
I’m not going to lie I felt all sorts of terrified whilst undertaking this small project. Fear and worry about my face being on screen for thirty minutes, imposter syndrome as I thought - who am I to be giving advice or talking about my writing journey I haven’t achieved anything. And also a kind of invisibility frustration. The latter something I need to think about further and maybe write a blog post about it.
But I pushed through my fears and sent it live and have had some lovely feedback.
I was asked about:
Whether I struggle with perfectionism (my immediate thought was no but realised I do in some cases)
How I decide between what I should do and what I truly want to do
Is it too late to be on social media?
How to get past the numbers
My favourite part of everything I do
My journey as a writer
My major stepping stones that helped me get to this point
Click on the post to find out more. Or go straight to the video: Online Creativity Q&ARead More
Why 'niching' your blog is a creativity killer | if you want to write a blog for the love of writing IGNORE the advice that you have to niche. Write to explore your passions, write to discover your writing voice. But don't box yourself in before you've started.Read More
A simple recipe for a toffee roulade providing you with a desert with the wow - and the yum! - factor.Read More
HOW I DEAL WITH OVERWHELM | 3 simple exercises to empty your head & see at a glance what you need to do next.Read More
A blog post all about creative confidence or lack of and how you’re not alone if you are too scared to share your work. However, I have created a support network if this affects you…Read More
The three novels I enjoyed reading in January.Read More
Back at the beginning of January I wrote a post and recorded a video looking at what my goals for 2019 were and the projects I would be doing in order to get there.
And because I’m easily distracted by the online noise and get lost going down the wrong track and because I wanted to create a record of how I’m getting on so I can look back (and hopefully see how far I’ve come) I decided to create another video one month into 2019 to see how I’ve been getting on.
My big overarching goal was to create an income from my online writing and creativity. I wanted to do this in a few ways:
1) by creating really good, to the best of my ability, writing and online content
2) by exploring new avenues (sharing my knowledge, email support, self-publishing to name but a few)
3) by treating my writing and creativity as a business (and not putting things off until I ‘feel like it’).
4) by NOT being a sleazy salesy ‘buy my stuff’ kind of person.
Click to see the post and watch the video.Read More