Instagram has encouraged me to call myself a writer, it has driven me to ‘up my writing game’, it has created opportunities, given me confidence to try new things (like YouTube and Patreon) and introduced me to a wonderfully supportive community.
Instagram Stories is a more recent addition and it is one I embraced from the beginning. I love it. It has been a huge encouragement for me to try different creative things on the Internet and without it I doubt if I would have tried IGTV, YouTube and Patreon.
Click through to watch the video as I explain how I use Instagram Stories as a writer.Read More
A video on how Instagram has helped me as a writer and how I share my writing life in photos on my main feed to enable me to identify as a writer, to improve my writing skills, to develop and discover my writing voice and gain confidence.Read More
I filmed the process of writing my fourth essay for Patreon so you could see how I went from conceiving the idea (through journalling) all the way to clicking publish on my Patreon account.Read More
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