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.
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Sometimes social media can make us think everything is rosy in real life.
In this week’s vlog, starting from the Monday after my saddest weekend keeping chickens and ducks, I talk about why the chickens and ducks had such an impact on my creative life and the heartbreak I felt.Read More
How to create an Instagram flatlay to give a cosy feel to your Instagram feed.
This post and demonstration video is all about how I create flat lays to give my Instagram feed a cosy feel. I detail the seven things I think about when creating a flat lay for Instagram and show these in the video.Read More
A sad weekend. One every free range chicken and duck-keeper dreads.Read More
Better late than never, right?
This is a video of the five books that stood out for me last year.
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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