Thrifty Blogger Update #2

Hey everyone!

Just a short post really to check in, take a breath, and to update you on life in general, really.

I’ve not been able to update my  blog as often as I’d like to recently, and that’s mainly down to a few things; first, my job has hit a really new exciting level. I mean, really exciting. Unfortunately that means I am now busier than I’ve ever been in my life!

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I’m working on a development plan to become a director in the company where I work as a Business Development Manager. This isn’t your typical sales role, It’s really developing a business from the ground up, getting stuck into the startups we’re funding or investing in. The exciting bit is it’s not just one company either, but several all rolled into one group structure, and that means amazing things are lined up in my future.

Secondly, it’s been dark. No really – when it’s dark, I can’t take photos of things to write blog posts about. I’m sure we all feel the pain of long dark winter nights in the Blogosphere. It’s hard to snatch time in a weekend to dedicate to it, when that’s really your only spare time.

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So following that, the wonderful Marie at Didi’s Boutique in Altrincham who I’ve blogged about before nominated me for the blogger awards 2016. Now, I’ve always shrugged off bloggers awards, mainly because I’m not hugely interactive in the blogger community in the way other bloggers are, and never thought I would be able to compete with them!

Hi Jess I’ve nominated you because not only are you lovely, but you champion small businesses, people like me 🙂 love you x

But Marie’s nomination message almost moved me to tears and made me feel so proud of my little blog that I had to register it, out of maternal pride. I don’t know if anything will come of it, but if I get shortlisted, I’ll count that as a massive victory in itself!

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My blog has become an extension of my work in social impact investing in my day job. I constantly ask myself, how can I use my time or my skills to help businesses prosper? I hope that I have managed to help other businesses with my blog – Such examples spring to mind as the wonderful Holly’s Lollies I supported in her Kickstarter campaign earlier this year.

In doing this, I find my blog fulfilling to write, and I hope as enjoyable for people to read. (Apparently my blog also got included in an infographic for best UK Fashion blog, but I’m not so sure about that!! You can view that here!)

Thank you to my readers for reading and commenting, every single one I massively appreciate.

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Keep up to date with my blog posts by hitting ‘follow’ in the sidebar- or you can find me on Bloglovin‘!

Love xxx

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