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Two posts in two days?! What’s going on?!! I’ve been feeling that I wanted to revitalise this blog, as it’s been languishing for some time, with only occasional posts from me. I feel as if I’ve lost touch with bloggers I’d connected with originally, and my posting schedule has been sporadic to say the least. It seems to be a vicious circle, and the result is that even I haven’t wanted to visit my blog! It had been taking up too much of my time, and I was going to bed at night with that tired achey head you get from frowning at a screen all day 😕

Me, frowning at the screen!

Me, frowning at the screen!

I’m still spending waaaay to much time on various social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube…. and I’ve just come across something called Google Collections! I spent several hours yesterday battling with video editing software to try and put a watermark on a video I made that I wanted to upload to YouTube.

But it’s not going to beat me! I still firmly believe that the way the web enables people to communicate is fantastic, and something I’ve come to realise over the past few months is that although I’m an introvert, connecting with people is really important to me (I just have to be able to escape when I want to!) And having a blog is an a-ma-zing way to meet people and build relationships 🙂

So I went to the WordPress Blogging University and found this “Branding and Growth” 10 day challenge. I’m in the middle of an unexpected visit to the UK at the moment, and since I can’t be pruning my olive trees, establishing my new veggie patch, or drying leaves for olive leaf tea, I thought I’d take the opportunity to do this!

Day 1 is to set three goals for this blog. So…

  1. I’ve got just over 100 followers now, and I’d like to have 200 by Christmas.
  2. Publish at least once a week, and take no more than 1 hour to write the post.
  3. Spend 1 hour a week visiting blogs, reading, and commenting.

Thanks for reading 🙂 FFx

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