Back to Blogging and the Start of Blogtober



How have you been? I’m so sorry I’ve not been around lately. I’ve desperately wanted to be blogging on here but I’ve had to make some tough decisions in terms of my main focuses and priorities.

I’ve been struggling hugely with energy and lack of motivation due to depression and, when I have been able to things, I’ve been filled with self-doubt and anxiety. So yeah, it’s been pretty rubbish mental health wise.

Despite that I have had one massive win; the launch of Flourishing Freelancer. The site launched on the 7th September and, to date, has had almost 800 views. I’m also up to 250 Twitter followers, have been invited to write two guest posts for other bloggers and I’ve sent out my first ever Flourishing Freelancer Newsletter. It’s taken up so much of my time getting it set up and running smoothly. In August and September I spent about 100 hours working on everything Flourishing Freelancer! Now you see why I’ve had no time for Brighteyed and Bewildered??

Anyway, I wanted to make a conscious effort of getting back into the habit of writing on here – I even have a whole range of draft posts already started – so I decided to take part in #blogtober. Basically, the challenge is to write and publish a new blog post every day for the whole of October which I thought would be an absolutely fantastic way of kick starting this blog again. Just to add to the challenge, I’ve also decided to do it for Flourishing Freelancer too! Yes, I am crazy. But more than anything, I wanted to see what the results would be at the end of the month for both blogs.

I know that this is a bit of a cop-out as I’m using this as my first #blogtober post but it’s better than nothing right? I also plan to write proper blog posts for the rest of the month rather than short filler posts like this one!

So, before I dash off and make a start on tomorrow’s post, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you guys firstly for sticking with me despite my absence and secondly, for your support in my new adventure!

See you tomorrow when I’ll be hitting your screens with a post about how to become more of a morning person.

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