Video Wed: Me Practicing My Losing Gracefully & Humbly Jumping Up And Down Faces

Sally Whittle, the organiser of the MADs Blog Awards, really likes to see me look daft!  I love her blog, and it brightens my day, so here is my present for her!

You see, I’ve been wondering whether I should be practicing my faces for the awards ceremony in SIXTEEN DAYS TIME?  Yes, I am ridiculously excited about the whole thing!

I’m also excited that the lovely TK Maxx are bringing me into London next week to get an outfit, and most importantly to style me and give advice from a fashion blogger.  How fabulous is that!

So here you go, am I managing the ‘of course I’m so pleased for them’ face (whilst actually wanting to hit them on the head with something very heavy), and the ‘really, what little old moi’ face (which will probably actually be me in floods of tears within seconds if I win).

For my lovely Kindle Blog readers, just check out my channel on YouTube and you’ll see it there in the introductions.

So often our advice is for us, not for them

I had a giggle at myself the other day, when I realized that there is a particular subject that I’ve been often offering unsolicited advice about in the last few months and really it was for me. This happens a lot, don’t you find?

It especially happens to us coach/therapist types, because it does make sense to help people experiencing what you went before originally. But it can even happen about newer stuff: its always worth me taking note if I have a pile of people through the door, all with the same issue, because it probably means I need to take a bit of my own advice.  Of course I’ve been on maternity leave, so it’s been more subtle this time.

It happens because of a concept called ‘reflection’ which means you see in others what you see (sometimes subconsciously) in yourself. So if you think someone needs improving, it’s probably you that does! The nice side to this is to remember that when you see something fabulous in someone else it’s also in you. I’m bound to blog about this more sometime, so don’t worry if it doesn’t totally make sense now.

So my thing? I’d been giving people basic advice on getting found by google etc, because if clients or customers can’t find you, then they don’t think you are serious about getting business. So when I mentioned to my lovely mummy blogger mates muddling along and zooarcheologist that I wondered whether people actually wanted blogs like mine (service ones with tips etc) because my blog stats are lower than normal ‘mummy blogs’, guess what their answer was: ‘you’re really difficult to find’!

Bless them, they knew the answer, because they had bothered to notice, and I was really touched. The problem is that my main Mummy Whisperer site and my site for the other side of my work pop up first rather than my blog.  Plus, I haven’t been able to blog so much with the arrival of Little Dimples, and being unwell.

So this week I’m going to work on getting found and take some of my own advice. If you’ve got any tips for me, this is the week to let me know, even constructive criticisms! Ooh and if you like my blog, you’re welcome to let other people know and help me out a little.

I hope that anyone I’ve tried to help over the past few months, knew I was trying to be helpful, rather than irritating!