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Refreshing Inspiration

My desk half way through the refreshing inspiration tidying process. There is a rubber duck, a Flin figure, pasta machine, wool winder and swift and various other notions on the desk with my oven in the background.

Do you have the same problem as I do? When Winter rolls around my internal temperature meter takes about a month to catch up. While it does my hands tend to get so cold it feels like they will fall off! It’s hard to motivate any amount of making when my hands will just get cold and I would rather stick them under a blanket with the cat so they don’t. Not to mention, refreshing inspiration is hard to come by when it’s so dreary outside.

With my recent commitment to posting often to social media and running this website… It means a serious draught in the content department and this sits on my soul. On the one hand I don’t want to push myself outside of what I enjoy doing. But on the other, I also enjoy building my online presence. This duality leads into all sorts of moral quandaries around algorithms and expectations and responsibilities but this is not what I want to talk about today.

Today I want to talk about the profound inspiration a refresh can bring to your mind.

This weekend I set out with the idea to only move my desk from the one side of our shared office to the other. I made this decision because the light from the window makes working difficult. This led into tidying up my studio. That led to re-arranging my studio a little bit. Once I was done, I thought about my website that has been sitting dormant and stale for the longest time because I’ve been focussing on social media.

It’s so difficult if all you’re hosting on it is a shop. If you keep SEO in mind and how search engines work and all that malarkey, there isn’t really new content without creating new products. But it doesn’t have to be that way and that’s when refreshing inspiration hit!

Over the past few months I have realised that I have a lot of knowledge and thoughts to share and the best format for this is through a blog. Social posts tend to be far too condensed. Mailing lists tend to require not only focus but building it up to start with and I don’t think I’m there yet. A blog offers a perfect balance between not needing an existing audience to start but the potential to build an audience over time.

And so, here we are – my first post on my refreshed and updated website. I even bought the font this time so it’s all above board! I look forward to writing weekly musings that can be coupled with some pretty photos on the socials!

Thank you, dear reader, for joining me on this journey!

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