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I woke up quite early today and was really excited. I’ve decided that today is going to be devoted solely to the blog, without guilt or apologies for not doing anything else. The only trouble is, now i’m sitting at my laptop I don’t really know where to start.

Over the last few months work has been the absolute priority and has taken almost every part of my life, and this has completely interferred with the little writing routine that I had got myself into. However, I have written little notes for ideas in my phone as time has passed and I’ve been able to sit down and look at them all this morning. I’m happy with some, some seemed like a good idea at the time but may be better off being left until later, and some are utter crap.

In fact, looking through my blog I would consider about 80% of my ramblings to be utter crap. When I first started blogging just over a year ago I remember reading a post in which somebody had just confessed to deleting a year’s worth of their content, and I was aghast at the prospect of how much time must have been wasted. Now, I completely understand. My writing has grown and evolved in such a short amount of time that my earlier posts seem rather juvenile and pointless, the only positive in that they helped to develop and grow my following.

I suppose I do know what I need to do today. Read, delete, edit, comment… I need to catch up on what must be thousands of posts that I’ve missed.

What about you? Do you feel that a lot of your earlier posts are rubbish? Has your writing style changed?

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The Dark Side of the Moon


Occasionally I’ll attempt something new with my photography and every so often I’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Last night was one of those situations.

The Bloke bought me an amazing camera as an early birthday present. I’m not great with brands or numbers of these sorts of things, and as I don’t have the camera to hand all I can tell you is that it is a Canon Powershot S something-or-other (I can hear all you photography enthusiasts face-palming yourselves in the background).

Last night was quite clear and the moon was really bright, so I decided to test out the digital zoom capabilities. After a few minutes of getting nothing but a light blob in the middle of the screen I stood and waited to try and allow it to focus a little better, and this was the result. I didn’t use a tripod either! Yes, I’ve done a small amount of editing on Lightroom, but I’m really pleased with the end product!