It struck me the other day that aside from my Sundaze posts, I never really sit down and write a post off-the-cuff, full of little details and updates from my day.
If you’re a long-term reader, you’ll remember some of my posts feeling almost like a letter. ‘How are you all today?’, a couple of ‘then I went and met my mate Elodie and we didn’t take any photos of our coffee’, you know the sort.
Blogging was once a form of everyday escapism for me, in a time where I found it incredibly hard to make friends. And I genuinely miss that aspect of this platform. Sometimes I step back and can’t stop overthinking about what I share on here.
Other times, I don’t.
Anyway I wanted to pop a little update on here today because I’m sure a few natural changes will be afoot soon. Last week I headed into London for a meeting with a brand and it was all kinds of terrifying for me. Your girl is a business owner, but a natural speaker and self-advocate? Nuh-uh. Nonetheless, I managed to nail it and I’m now the new freelance copywriter at Molton Brown, freelancing in-house five days a week.
I’m incredibly happy about this move, actually.
At first I really panicked about what it meant for my business, Tartle Copywriting, as well as my online presence and general self identity. But I’ve wanted this for a long time.
It’s ironic really, because at the same time I finished penning my e-book, I realised I’d begun to really struggle with my mental health. Juggling four clients (regardless of how much I loved it and thrived with it) meant the happy-go-lucky lifestyle that I’d carved for myself had gone out of the window. I spent the hours between 8am and 9pm at my desk not only completing client work, but filing invoices, chasing up invoices, creating briefs, submitting pitches…
In the spirit of keeping it real, I also question the current trend of bloggers complaining about ‘omGGg unpaid invoices~’. While I’m not putting anybody down at all because God knows I’ve also complained about unpaid invoices as a business owner, I wonder to what extent it might affect us all because it is the driving factor for me seeking more ‘traditional’ work, and I do hope to eventually go back to a full-time job this year. At least for a while.
Firstly, because I can personally no longer continue the charade of being withheld five-figure invoices for six months at a time (I really wish I was joking!). Secondly, because I hope to buy a house this year and one month last year, I was paid £38. Thirty. Eight. Of course I’d earned far more but the money is yet to be seen. So yeah, just future proofin’ and saving myself from my own mind.
With all that in mind, I wanted to check in and say that you shouldn’t see much of a difference or change here on Daisybutter.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned outright on here but I’ve never once been a full-time blogger! I am just nuts (you sorta have to be to spend THIS much time on a hobby) and love writing.
I’ve worked in online fashion retail pretty much since I graduated, and continue to work in the same or similar industry. That’s our speciality over at Tartle Copywriting! I plan, produce and edit copy and content in e-commerce and generally spend a lot of time online before logging off and doing it all over again for my little hobbyist (at the moment!) blog.
Posts on Daisybutter should still be just as regular as before, coming at you every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and you’ll also still catch me over on Instagram.