You’d think that living fairly close to Cambridge, and going there semi-regularly for work, I’d go to more events in the city. But I don’t! I know that Sally hosted an event at the Origins store in Cambridge at the back end of last year but I wasn’t able to go, but for her Spring event I blocked out a Saturday so that I could go. I’ve not tried a lot from Origins, but I’ve loved what I have tested so I was eager to learn more about the brand, as well as hanging out with some local bloggers.
A few weeks ago I was reading a post all about the 5 things Corinne wants to get better at when it comes to blogging, and I thought that was such a fantastic idea for a post that I’ve been thinking about which blogging skills I want to improve on in the coming months.
Every few months I have a cull of who I’m following on social media. I know this is a little suspect of late as people think that it’s playing the follow/unfollow game. Or making it look like we’re boosting our follower count in comparison to who we follow (it’s much impressive to see someone follow 500 people with 5000 followers as opposed to following 4000 people with 5000 followers). But there’s a reason that I no longer feel guilty for unfollowing people.
Okay, so you probably haven’t noticed but I took an accidental break from blogging for the past week. It’s not been a long break, but it’s been a necessary break. Blogger burnout is real and whilst I’ve never experienced it first hand, I’m pretty sure I can say that I sort of know how to beat it.
Last weekend I took my monthly trip to Yorkshire. But instead of spending the weekend with Jack, I took the regular journey to Leeds for the IceLolly.com Blog At The Beach Event. I actually went to a similar last summer and came out so inspired that my blog took a new turn over the the following months. Well this time, I’m writing about my new found inspiration, what I learnt and where I’m hoping my blog will go from here.
Around September time, I said to myself I wanted to a watch a Christmas film every day in December. A very easy challenge for myself. When Christmas 24 launched, I couldn’t actually wait until December so I have watched more than this, but since a sick day at the back end of November meant I started my Christmas movie watch a few days early. But this was okay since I had a few days out meaning I was too busy to watch.