When I started the blog I naively thought that I would be able to write 3 blog posts a week on 3 different topics. After all, I had lots to say; lots of ideas to share and lots of experiences with makers that I thought other people might find interesting and/or useful. Well, that thought quickly got scaled back when I realised just how much effort it is for me to maintain the routine of posting once a week. Yes, I did have lots of content that I could share, but once most of that was covered, and I had to think up new things on a regular basis- in amongst all my other work and travel- it wasn’t as straightforward as I’d imagined. You’d think that the once-a-week plan would be simple too, but the number of times I’m pulling something out of the bag late on a Tuesday (or even on Wednesday itself) because I’ve only just realised that I have to post something tomorrow! It’s almost comical.
When this happens, which is more often that I would like, my first instinct is not to help myself and be kind: ‘That’s ok Melody, you’ve been busy this week, what can we do now that will make this easier?’ No, instead, it’s to berate myself: ‘You’ve only got to come up with one post and you can’t do that on time!’ You see I hold myself to outrageously high standards and expect myself to meet them all the time, no excuses. Read More