Thursday, November 26, 2015
Back in 2012 I started a project on Craftbotic called 'Blog Angels', where people signed up to be secretly paired up with another blogger and become their guardian angel for a month, helping them out and spreading the blogging love. Promoting, matching, keeping up with it all became a bit too much, especially as the participants sometimes numbered 200 people. That's a lot of emails folks. It also meant I couldn't do as much of what I liked doing myself, which is using small gestures to spread the love in the blogosphere.
Now in 2015 in steps Jemma from www.dorkface.co.uk to start a fantastic new group of women bloggers who can join up to be part of her #girlgang. If you search this hashtag on Twitter, you will see the explosion of enthusiasm for this project, which is based around creating a positive blogging community and celebrating yourself as a woman.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Since last year I have been telling myself, and occasionally other people that I intend to start vlogging. I have bounced between thinking it could be a great adventure or that vlogging is confined to a 'younger' audience and producer. Are there actually any 'thirty-something' vloggers out there?
There MUST be, and if you know of any, or are one, then tweet me a link or leave a comment below and I promise to come and check you out. My first every video is a little bit about me, three things about me in fact, that will hopefully let us get to know each other a little better. And if you want to join in and make your own #threeaboutme video or turn it into a blog or Instagram post, I'd love to get to know you a bit better too. Just remember to use the hash tag so I can find you easily.
Also if you are not related to me, or one of my existing besties and actually subscribe to my channel....I might love you forever. Just shhhhhhh.....don't tell my husband that I promised that.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Last Christmas I decided it was time that I tried out a new craft and settled on crocheting because they are absolutely mad about it in Germany. Dutifully, my husband provided me with a 'crochet a beanie' kit for beginners and sometime around January I started my hat. Then stopped. Then started again. Swore. Started again. Got annoyed. Enlisted the help of someone who knew how to crochet already. (Thanks Emi, you have the patience of an extra saintly Saint)