Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A little appreciation

So it's been (check posts quickly) 2 weeks since my last post, and that was a guest post! I'm really feeling the loss here, girls and boys! In the last month, more or less, I've taken on another persons job, except there was no-one doing it before.. Doesn't make sense? No, well neither does anything right now!!

You and I both know I've had it rather easy at work the last few years. Mostly enough work, but plenty of time to slack and write posts, think about food, you know, ordinary procrastinatory activities! And then a month ago, I went and stuck my oar in, and told the boss how much better things would go if we had a social media marketing campaign! Yeah. I did that. So now, I'm Social Media Manager, juggling Tweeting, Facebook, blogging, writing newsletters, signing up to sites, groups, and forums all across the interwebs, professionally, for a change! You know, doing what I do for fun FOR MY JOB! Oh. And I still have to do all the other stuff I used to do, which took up about half my time. So now it feels like I have another full time job, on top of my half day, that has to be done in the same time. Confused? Yeah. It's been one of those months.

So while I miss you all like hell, I miss writing, I miss the interaction, I've been fiendishly busy getting something together which might actually advance my career... and that, ladies and gentlemen, is worth it. It's hard mother-effing hard work, more work than I EVER expected (professional social media is harder than personal. I can't swear so much), it's strangely gratifying when I see it work.

So while I have had the odd moment to swing past my Google Reader, and check up on all of you, I haven't had the time to write. Reading is quick, and writing is slow. However, that's not to say I haven't been cooking! I've even been dedicatedly writing down my recipes (with accurate measurements, thanks to Jane-Anne!), and even photographing them, (albeit with horrible photos - you have to start somewhere, I hear!!), I just have no time to write!!

I've made Piccante Sausage and Pepper Risotto, Ginger Chilli Burgers with Parmesan, Pesto Pasta Salad, and Creamy Mushrooms, Peppers and Pork. Mmmm. And all the recipes and photos are just waiting for you.. I just have to write something.. Oh, and remember to bring in the recipes!

Anyway. Lastly, and the reason for the title of this post, is that I'd like to thank you all. My confidence with blogging, Twitter and other social mediums is because of you. It's because you visit my blog, you chat to me on Twitter, and make me feel like I'm doing this right. Marisa spurs me on when I flag, Jessica bugs me to fulfill my promises, Linda has unfailing enthusiasm for everything, which is amazing. Colleen provides motherly support to all the blogosphere, Matt is brilliant at everything and therefore has advice for everything, and Ishay is unfailingly fab and there with a kind word when you need it most. In short, it's you, my bloggie and Twitter friends who make me feel like I can do this, like I can single-handedly turn a non-existent marketing strategy into something that actually works. And that, to me, is golden. So thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

As soon as I get my mind around all this, I've got some gems waiting for you, so stick around, y'hear! I'll work all day and blog all night, if I have to, just bear with me, alright?

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  1. Let me be the first to say...AWWWW! Thank you for your warm and fuzzy words, I'm very impressed with you taking initiative at work, the 'lack' of blog post are so worth it knowing that you're doing such awesome things!
    I'll be waiting eagerly for the risotto recipe (and photos!) to be posted :)

  2. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw - sweetest post ever! So proud of you making strides in your professional life - we won't hold the lack of blogging against you. And thanks for your sweet words about me and the rest of the gang. :-)

  3. Oh my goodness! This is such an amazing post and gives me warm fuzzies! I agree with Marisa and Jessica, we hold nothing against you! Well done with what you're doing and we're right behind you. You go girl!

  4. Good for you! Doing all the things you love and getting paid for it. Way to go! Well done and keep moving up.

  5. I'm so pleased I found you. I love your blog! You're doing an amazing amount for only 1 person!
    Look after yourself too, though.


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