Perfectionism can be the biggest factor that stops writers and creatives putting their work out there. In this blog post I chat about how getting your work out there, learning each time, gaining confidence each time is more important than waiting for it to be perfect before you send it out into the world.Read More
Over the last few years my home has come to reflect the animals we keep and those that fly into our garden. The extent of the influence from our pets and the outdoors hadn’t really occurred to me until yesterday when I spotted the Joules mugs below and I started to look around me at what I already had and put two and two together.
I have dog prints on the wall, chicken and highland cow photographs that I’ve taken myself (we don’t have cows, I hasten to add, but they’re in the field opposite), we have rabbit, pheasant and dog prints on lampshades, to my left of where I’m sitting I have a picture of a green woodpecker and foxes are running about everywhere on cushions, towels, bedspreads and mugs. And the chickens and the ducks are on the table mats, also on mugs, on china, on cushions…the list goes on. So I thought I’d write a post sharing some of my favourites. Just in case you’re as animal obsessed as I am.Read More
How I've set my writing desk up to help me with my posture (and for organisation of all my notebooks and pens!)
I've had so many questions on Instagram about my desk now I have added a keyboard, monitor, mouse, wooden riser and tucked my laptop away underneath so I thought I'd make a short video about the equipment I've used and where it's all from.
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Why I’m struggling with my long term goals because it means my more immediate, more obvious signs of growth, are taking a hit.
Why am I giving more power to follower growth then my long term writing strategy?Read More
In this week’s writing vlog I am sharing the behind the scenes of my YouTube editing as well as writing 2500 words of an essay and creating a blog post about Instagram.
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Is 2019 the year the blog returns?
With all the issues and frustrations Instagram have had in the past year it doesn’t make sense to put all your eggs in one Instagram basket. More and more people are returning to their blogs as this is a platform they can control.
This is why my blog is more important to me than Instagram.Read More
What we, as writers & creators, can learn from Olympic Gold Ice-Skating Champions.
Christopher Dean said in a recent documentary: ‘it was about what we had to do and not about watching others...’ and I think we, as online writers and bloggers, can learn a great deal from that.Read More
2018 was an amazing year for me. It was the year I decided to focus on what I really wanted to achieve. In doing so I have laid the foundations for my writing business where I hope to make an income from my online creativity.Read More
How to make a bit of extra income on your blog, Instagram or YouTube video in a non-sleazy way.Read More