Freshfield Grove

Tales of Tasmanian Adventures in Olive Oil

Branding and Growth Challenge – Day 1


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

Olive grove

Author: FarmerFi

I'm a British doctor who married an Aussie, moved to Tasmania, and bought an olive grove. Now making extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf tea. I'd love you to join my adventures in the beautiful setting of Southern Tasmania.

8 thoughts on “Branding and Growth Challenge – Day 1

  1. Nice to see!


  2. I was interested to see your post because I have all but given up on mine, but miss it terribly. Perhaps rebranding is all I need too. Thanks for posting this and helping me in some way with my dilemma.


    • I’ve found it difficult to manage the time I spend online more than anything else. I do really enjoy interacting with other bloggers though, and sharing what I’m doing. I found just the simple exercise of writing down what I wanted out of it very helpful. I’d be sad if you stopped, although I’ve not been a very useful follower recently!


  3. Social media can take over your life can’t it! I’ve just started doing the same course and have been branching out into Facebook and pinterest groups (at least I half know how to use those; twitter can wait as I’m clueless!) Good luck!
    Really interesting site; I love olives and the groves are so beautiful. I never knew about olive leaf tea!
    Look forward to following along 🙂


    • I really need to figure out how best to spend my time with it all! I’ve got accounts on facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube… I really like Pinterest for my own use, but haven’t found it much good for interacting with other people. Thanks for your lovely feedback 🙂 The grove is a really peaceful place to be. And olive leaf tea hasn’t been that widely available, but I think it’s getting a bit better known now.


  4. I know the feeling. There are so many social media distractions, that you can start observing others more than actually doing something for yourself and then finding the time to blog. I’m new to blogging, got off to a good start and then the builder turned up to re-fit my kitchen and the children broke up from school for the six week summer break. Hence, I’ve only be able to do the once a week Wordless Wednesday post, which seems a feeble attempt. Any how, great to read your post today.

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