How does this work – I had a full time job and I managed to post my 3 blogs pretty much weekly, and I did tutorials on my You Tube channel. Now I have no job and I’m doing less. Huh?! I guess I forget that although I have no job, I’m focussing on forging a photography career and learning software as well as making plans.
These past few days I’ve been trying to get a deal with the likes of Groupon, Wowcher etc, but I don’t think that’s a route I can go now. They all want to take 100% commission! I did hear that companies didn’t get much from their deals, but 100% and nothing for me?! That’s because they are thinking I’m like most photographers that make their money on prints and canvases etc. To be honest, I might have to change my business plan slightly. I still want to be able to offer digital images, but what I might do is make them very small which means that they couldn’t be used for canvas or prints etc, but could be kept and used as screen savers and on Facebook etc. I’m thinking that’s a good compromise where everyone wins.
My holiday in Loch Lomond is seeming like a distant dream, but I’m already planning another trip in February to the Lake District. It was just so much joy watching my Watson running around, and to my surprise I enjoyed a holiday doing not very much other than walking and eating!
I’m starting to panic about Xmas now – I’ve usually got about halfway through my shopping by now, but having Watson means I don’t visit the shops as much so haven’t just seen bits and pieces to buy. Its going to be online all the way for me I think, but with hubby I just haven’t a clue what to get him.
Weight loss and codeine reduction are my two biggest challenges just now, and I feel like I’m treading water. I do eat healthily, but I eat a lot – yesterday I had a sugar craving so I made some healthy but high calorie oaty bites (Recipe here – Oat Bites ) – the problem is I can’t stop eating them! As for the codeine – the amount I’m on now is still too high, but it controls my pain and I just can’t face being in pain again, so for now I’m putting my head in the sand lol.