With less than two months to go before I get married, I’ve been busy finalising the last bits and pieces required before the big day – bouquets, decorations, seating plans, food orders… Luckily, I had done a large amount of organisation at the beginning of the year so most of these jobs mainly involved checking and rechecking things, but it has still felt like I have had a large list to complete every day. On the whole, it’s been quite an enjoyable experience and of course I’m looking forward to the day, but I have learned a lot of lessons – namely the fact that I am never organising a large scale event ever again. I have also discovered an intense interest in all things crafty that I didn’t realise I had – who knew a glue gun, some scrabble tiles and some twine could be the source of so much enjoyment? I blame Pinterest, eBay, Hobbycraft and my youngest sister – the house is filled with jars for centrepieces and flower arrangements, photobooth props, photo frames, seating cards, RSVP’s… I got ridiculously excited the other day when I popped round to my next-door neighbours house after they returned from their honeymoon and they gave me a massive box of craft things left over from their own wedding that they were going to throw away, including twine. So much twine! The Bloke should count himself lucky – if I could glue gun twine onto him, I would.
In between that, I have been working with numerous clients on their social media accounts, I have gained a new blog consultation client and I launched the first Annual Bloggers Bash Twitter Chat on Sunday which has all been very exciting. If you’d have told me a few years ago when I was crying in my classroom at breaktimes that this is what I would be doing, I would have laughed in your face. And yet, here I am – pinning, tweeting, facebooking and devising blogging and social media schedules FOR A LIVING. Dream come true, albeit a bit boring when it comes to conversations with real-life friends when they ask me what I’ve been up to – I can pretty much guarantee that after a few minutes I’m met with glazed expressions as they try and be polite while I am talking growth, social media and reach.
Consequently, there is little to talk about on the blog. I’ve been struggling to create content for a while now, probably because I read titles and posts all day long. The blogosphere also hasn’t been a pleasant place to be on occasion either, and this has put me off further. I think sometimes it’s nice to take a break and this is what I realised that I have been doing – backing off and keeping things ticking over rather than actively pushing it forward. However, now the summer is over and it makes getting colder again, I now have the urge to write and with that I need to find a thicker skin and interesting things to talk about…
…unless you like sticking twine on things too?
What about you guys? What have you been up to?
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