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Many of the blogs or social media posts I write can sometimes revolve around our great British weather. Having to devise something new everyday or 3 times a week for clients who are too busy to send you new images, testimonials or news, as a social media manager you have to keep it going. I don't sit down in the morning and think, mmm they've not sent me anything new, instead I create something interesting. Today for example for one of my clients I designed a post about frozen down pipes and gutters. People like helpful tips for their home...

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Its not easy running your own business, I know it's not meant to be and after 20 years I'm amazed I still get surprised. I think you have to be very resilient, calm and unflappable. Even in my late 40's I'm still learning everyday and I'm glad I am because if we don't continue to learn we can't continue to grow. Yesterday bowled me over a little, no specific reason, I guess sometimes and thankfully for me it's rare, everything seemed to take over my mind all at once. All the posts I needed schedule, follow ups, I'm approached by...

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Sometimes all your work feels like it's crammed into a short space of time, I guess it's just how it goes. Yesterday everything was very, very, very last minute, I'm sure several of my clients didn't realise they were both asking for changes/updates etc. both at the same time all desperate between 4.20pm and 5pm. Calmness I feel always wins through, so of course I didn't let on and just did everything I could in the time I had. Phew it was fine! In fact here were their comments:  'It’s brilliant thank you so much Karen I’m sorry to make everything...

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I think I've designed 20 Remembrance posts this morning, images with text, a few poems etc. For Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. All quite different. Last year I'd designed them all in advance, a few of todays' I did last week as they needed to pass compliance with clients before I could go ahead. However most of todays' were upload between 8 and 10.50am this morning. I prefer sometimes to think about what I'm going to post that day, design it and upload it, I don't think it pays to always have everything set in stone and pre-scheduled. I think it's not only...

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Now the cooler weather is upon us, or maybe that should read 'colder weather' it's not cold but I don't have the luxury of open patio doors and sun streaming in. Anyway, I'm sure I'm not alone in getting cold hands when I sit and tweet, email, upload images, content all day. Usually my left hand is ok...ish and my right hand that moves the mouse gets really cold!! So I think I need a pair of these! In fact I'm so serious I'm going to look for a pair at the weekend. I've identified a problem and I am...

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