It would seem that I owe you an explanation…
You see, it’s been over a month since I last wrote a blog post.
What gives, right?
Well, some of you may not realise this but I still have a day job. I work 4 days a week in communications in what is a demanding, busy, quite reactive role.
But what many of you may not know is that I also started a new business at the beginning of the year.
Late last year, after quite a bit of soul searching and reflection, I came to realise the number of conversations I’d had with friends and people that I’d just met about their businesses and social media. Particularly, what they should (and shouldn’t) be doing online, sharing tips and tricks, and generally just solving their problems on the spot. Which is when I realised – this could be a business idea. MY business.
So I quietly took on one client. And then another. And another. And another.
And Socially Styled was born.
It’s grown steadily and now I’m managing social media accounts, putting together monthly newsletters, rewriting website copy and writing blog posts for clients.
It means 5am starts during the week to do 2 hours of work before work, several hours work in the evenings and full days worth of work on the weekends and on Mondays.
It’s hard work, it’s a juggling act and it leaves little time for anything else (which explains my absence from here).
But I love it.
I see it as my future career. One that will afford me flexibility and allow me to do all the things I love – writing, being active on social media and helping people. And when I’m eventually doing it full time, it will also mean more time to blog here. A definite upside to being my own boss.
And so, in the meantime, I hope that you’ll stick with me through these turbulent, unpredictable, inconsistent times.
Because I love this place and I appreciate your presence.