“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”―E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
Firstly I was loving the heat and etc; until it came to the last day of term, you know when it’s the uk and it’s the last day of time. If your British and you know where I’m going with on this one. It starts raining. You start to get to notice the change pattern quite dramatically the weeks or the last week leading up to it. I start to feel it in my knees; only reason this is because the other weekend I had to strap up my knee as best I could without taking all the plasters, the fabric bandage and etc. I have weak ligaments and sprain practically everything from the wrists to the knees and the ankles. You probably thinking why don’t I go to the doctors about it all. I have countless of times throughout my life about it. Even when I was a young age; one of my parents went off on one at the receptionist at the time; threatened to them if I wasn’t to see a doctor right away, they would take me to A&E but yet the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. So I ended up just treating every sprain, pain and everything myself.
That’s what cold does to you when you know something isn’t right; you know that it’s going to cause havoc with every joint, much as possible believe me my back is getting painful. Don’t even get me started on my ear. Ooh so mad about that one too.
As my nice summer has gone from nice sunny to miserable raining time; I have actually started to focus on more of my blogging side of things, as you have noticed recently. Also you may of noticed somethings that have been creeping in over the past two weeks or so. You got it The Tales of the Three Triplets and Tom Kennedy. The original idea that I had was probably back in 2006/2007 I think it was; can’t remember with The Tales of the three Triplets, I’ve been re-writing and re-writing their stories but I haven’t got round to publishing it. I thought I’ll give it ago with putting a different version up but keep it similar to the story line that I had started; no idea where that went, must be around here somewhere. The fact is I wanted to see how well their stories would do on my blog website; so that I could see if it’s worth to turn it into a full book or not, I will see about that to be honest with you. Tom Kennedy is sort of a follow on but before the three triplets came along; I was putting a hit and miss with starting with him and where do I start with his story, I just thought you know what just get on with it and see where it goes. So that’s what I did to be honest; I take gambles and see where they go, what happens if they don’t work. Blah blah blah.
I know I didn’t it again rambling along not really know where I was going with it once again. To be honest do I ever know where I’m going with it? Correct it’s me I never know where I’m going with the blogs at the times like these; completely utter madness, but you guys wouldn’t have it any other way really.
This month has seen new blogs coming in to the website; such as extras for the 6 out of the 7 days that have major events, then you have the Saturday Topic at 3pm, Saturday Story/Poem Time at 10am and last but not least the two that I have just mentioned about Tom Kennedy and The Tales of the Triplets. All in which have become quite successful in a way that; they all have made their impact on the website, also been taken in like they were the new babies that you guys thought they were your own. I am glad that you guys are liking them a lot; accepting them as something different, than being judgemental about them and they have room to grow.
The fact that I just whipped up this picture quickly and easy I do say so myself. Due to the fact I just forgot what I was going to talk about next but then I realised that I was going to talk about the freelance company. Back in June 2017 I was contacted by somebody via twitter from the company; they had been watching and reading my blogs that I have been writing about, they wanted me to think about joining them as a free lancer to write things that I want to write about. So I joined up and I wasn’t too sure at the time; what to think about it, as I was asking a lot of questions along the way because I still didn’t understand it all.
To be honest I still don’t understand it but yet I’ve come a long way; within my writing both professionally and coming up new ways of doing things, that I wouldn’t of doing it. I have a monitor/peer mentor; who reads over my work when I send a piece for review sometimes I don’t email, sometimes I email if I’m not too sure about a piece or just to ask a question. It has been a painful experience but it’s starting to become a regular thing now; like with my official website to the point of what I think will go well on the official blog, will go well on the Vocal Media. Sometimes I’m wrong. I sometimes find that one does better than the other and visa; it really doesn’t bother me but it does make see what does work and what doesn’t work, because when I look at the stats at both each week it does to show that what works.
At the end of the day Vocal Media is there for me to be able to gain money; help to support the official blog to run, along side helping me out with financial as well and I have reached my mark all ready. After realising that I can do things to boost things up a bit; I know “well done Lizzy you doughnut you have just made yourself have a blonde moment”, I know thanks guys you know me so well haha.
That’s a wrap for this months blog newsletter. Let’s keep smiling, keep being positive and enjoy the freedom of reading. Yay!