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Productivity has been way down this week due to having not one, but TWO frozen shoulders. Rest, hot water bottles and anti-inflammatory drugs have helped but they’re still quite painful, so this will be a short post.
I’m still hoping to do a workshop on 6th December, although getting people to confirm for definite has been an issue again. I will probably bore people to death by going on about it on Facebook, Twitter etc. but if anyone happens to be free that evening and would like to come to Brackley to eat mince pies and make cool stuff, please get in touch.
I also wanted to share some good websites I’ve found that have been providing me with inspiration. I find the whole wedding business world pretty intimidating, so it was good to find some resources that offer practical advice and inspiration:
Alice in Weddingland is a great blog for inspiration and ideas. The images are always gorgeous and the chatty, friendly style of writing is very appealing and easy to read. You can follow her on Twitter as well @AlicesWedding.
Mad Hatters Academy is a fairly new site but I found some of the advice about using social media and SEO (search engine optimisation) very useful and (unlike some of the articles I’ve read in the past) easily understandable. I will be putting this into practice. For example, using alternative text with images in WordPress is another way to help people find you on Google:
Last, but not least, we have Rock N’ Roll Bride, a very well-established and influential blog packed with really unusual images and ideas. I really wish I’d found it while I was preparing for my own wedding and surrounded by identical wedding magazines! You can also follow founder Kat Williams at @RocknRollBride on Twitter.
That’s all for now, as the ibuprofen is wearing off, but I have managed to stiffen some felt this morning so hopefully more work-in-progress pics to follow…