Giving it a real go...
Introducing when i've got time. My space on the internet.
I can’t quite figure out if this is awkward. Me, actually giving blogging a real go. Again.
I’ve been “blogging” for six years, but it seems as though the last three have been plagued with mulling over something perfect rather than scribbling down thoughts and pressing publish. I’m supposed to promote my own writing? No, I just… oh that’s just so not me! Gah, I mean I get that I press publish and it’s public so it’s obviously out there for the world. But oh.so.cringe. Let me just return to endless filing of posts.
And the cycle just continues…
I was at a blogger dinner just a few weeks back when someone asked me what my blog name was. I always sheepishly smile and say oh ya know [insert spiel about not having time]. But this time I beamed and responded, “Oh it’s ‘when i’ve got time,’ no but in serio—“
“Oh that’s a great blog name.”
This name finally felt right. It describes what I imagine most bloggers who have a full time job whilst juggling families and friends feel like. I could have called it when I make time, but really, I want this blog to just reflect what I want to write, when I have the time. Not something I’ve had to pull together because I went to an event that didn’t inspire me whatsoever. So I’ve scrapped where2dowhat, which I never really liked anyways. It was more hey-future-job-prospects,-look-here’s-a-bit-of-writing.
And I’ve even gone as far as to have a logo created. That must mean business. At first glance, it looks like your typical skyline, possibly a Parisian one. But that’s only the beginning. I wanted something that would embody my love of travel, heritage, and the places that have shaped me most.
My good friend Sophie Tari, who is an incredible designer and animation guru, brought my vision to life in a way I never would have been able to. She implemented my scattered thoughts perfectly, changing things around when I wanted to see it another way, and then changing it back to what she had created when I realised she knew best. Thank you.
I hope you’ll join me on my new journey :)