The survey responses are in and I’ve had fun creating a colourful infographic with a few of the results. As you know, infographics are ‘so hot right now’!
Just wanted to say thanks for supporting My Poppet this year, it’s been a big one! The blog has had a tremendous growth in readership and I’m very proud off all the hard work I’ve put in. It’s been fun but challenging and now I need a little break to recharge my batteries, so I’ll be taking a blog hiatus for 6-8 weeks.
No big dramas behind the scenes, just some construction work in our house and the ensuing chaos it entails. In fact I haven’t had a kitchen since September, so just the daily routine stuff like feeding the kid and washing the dishes (in the bath tub) has has taken it out of me. Keeping creative has been a challenge as there is noise and dust most of the time and often no power or lights, so sorry if my post quality has slipped of late. I’m looking forward to some time to get my home in order and I’m hoping my energy levels will bounce back once my environment is a little less crazy.
Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Christmas break and a good start to 2014
Wow! I did it!
This eBook started as a little idea that grew out of lots of questions I was being asked by you – other bloggers and crafters. Some of you wanted to incorporate selling digital patterns and eBooks in to what you were doing but didn’t know where to start. I totally felt your pain because it really took me a long time to research how and where to sell my products, it’s not information that is readily shared. I decided to change that.
Initially I just wanted to put together a little guide comparing digital delivery platforms to help readers choose the one that best suited them, but as I progressed with my research and putting everything together, I realised I had more information and experience to share than just that. What started off as a weekend project turned into an epic month long writing session. (Not much house work got done during that time!)
Hello all, it’s been a while since I wrote a post about just thoughts and stuff on the blog. I kind of miss it, do you miss it?
You see, I’m not much of a writer or thought sharer really, and putting what I’m feeling into words can be a little emotionally draining. Emma is kind of challenging at the best of times, so I really don’t have that kind of energy to spare. I’ve been loving sharing my DIY project tutorials, and am really enjoying the challenge of thinking creatively. Emma is in pre-school only three hours a day, so sometimes it’s hard to fit everything in, I really do need to work on my time management skills a whole lot more.
I have a very eclectic work style and sometimes an idea just hits me and I work on it manically, other times it sits on my to-do list for months (or even years!) (more…)
Wow, this year has just flown. It certainly has been quite an eventful one on the blog and for me personally.
I’ve created over 40 original projects and tutorials, written and co-written two e-books, taken a photoshop course, spoken at a bloggers conference, signed on as a Nuffnang Talent blogger, migrated from blogger to self hosted wordpress and watched my toddler change into a proper little girl.
I have so much good stuff planned for 2013, including a BIG giveaway in January (make sure you tune in for that) and the launch of The Lucky Draw Project in February (more about that in the new year).
Till then I’m taking a few weeks off from the blog to recharge my batteries and giving the old passport a little work out. I’m sure I’ll be posting some holiday adventures on Instagram, you can follow the fun over there.
Thank you all so much for reading, liking, following, commenting, making and sharing, especially those of you that have been with me from the start, I hope I’m still relevant. Those of you that have discovered My Poppet this year, it’s been a pleasure getting to know you, and I hope I’ve ignited a little spark of creativity in you.
This is me signing off for 2012, enjoy the holidays and have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year break.
It’s true that this post is a slight departure from my regular offerings, but as it is topic that I feel quite strongly about, I thought it was important to share my experiences…
This is a happy but sobering story of just 20 short seconds that could have changed my life in the most tragic of ways.
Twenty seconds is such a short amount of time, just a blink of an eye, just one moment. Sometimes if you are lucky it can be the exciting moment when your lotto numbers come up, but for an unfortunate few, it can be really devastating.
In my case, my twenty seconds saved Emma’s life.
Well it’s been a crazy week behind the scenes on the blog. About ten days ago I decided it was time for me to bite the bullet and migrate the blog from Blogger to a self hosted WordPress platform. It’s something that I should have done maybe a year ago, but I was really comfortable with my little place in cyberspace and I didn’t want to mess with something that wasn’t broken.
Much to my surprise this year has seen a huge growth in readers, (Yay!) and some ideas for planned projects just aren’t supported by blogger, so it was time to (reluctantly) make a move. (more…)
This year has been quite an interesting one for me. After ‘officially’ declaring myself a blogger last year, I’ve been tweaking how this whole blogging caper sits comfortably with me and my life. Just like anything good worth doing, blogging is a journey, not a destination.
This year I made the conscious decision to blog less, but blog smarter, happier, more focused, more productively and I feel better for it.
Does it show?
On the surface it may seem less personal, less about me and my life and my thoughts, but for me, it’s much more natural and comfortable and generous. I’ve actually never felt so connected. I love to make and do, and sharing that with you is one of my favourite of things. When you read and share and make my projects, it’s just the best feeling ever! So for that I say ‘Thank you!’
More and more of you are reading – Thank you!
People are noticing you are reading, noticed I’m more focused, more creative, driven, and some exciting opportunities have presented themselves.
This weekend I am speaking on a panel at the Problogger Training Day, fancy that! I’ve been collaborating on some awesome projects with people I really admire, and the most exciting this so far… I’m now part of the Nuffnang Talent Program.
Nuffnang will be handling the behind the scenes business stuff for me, which means I will have even more time to create the best content for you. I’m very excited about it all. There is also a mentoring component, where bloggers in the talent program get master classes from experts and international bloggers. So much to learn!
So I say thank you to YOU! Readers make thing happen for us bloggers, you make it all worthwhile.
I don’t know where this journey will take me, but it’s certainly going to be exciting.
I suggest you watch this space!
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