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Getting Back to Work

The days you work are the best days ~ Georgia O’Keefe

Ten days on from the house move things are settled enough, and online connected enough, for me to press on with getting back to work… and that feels good. Lots of creative projects to get stuck into, plus my fingers are itching to write some of the things I’ve seen, heard and experienced over the last couple of weeks.

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Thanks so much for all the good wishes for the move… everything went as smoothly as trying to move your whole life in a vanful of boxes can go ;-)

One of the things I’m working on this week is a redesign of the Confident Writing site. The plans are all in place, but it might mean the site will be in maintenance mode for 24 hours or so while I put it all into practice. I hope you’ll like what you find over on the other side!

I wanted to remind you as well about the chance to connect with others through the group writing project: it’s easy to take part, just write about how blogging has given you the confidence to create and share something you wouldn’t otherwise have shared. You’ll find the details on how to take part on this introductory post.

Elsewhere in the blogosphere, nominations have opened for the 5th Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest.

It’s moved to being run from Write to Done this year, and with some previous winners in the judging lineup the field should be open for some new blogs for writers to emerge into the limelight. I’m not looking for your nominations unless Confident Writing is your favourite writing blog (I’ve never really seen this as a blog for Writers, more for writers, or those who want to express themselves through writing) but I would encourage you to nominate your writing blog of choice. I know I’m going to.

Last but not least, if you’d like to see a bit more of the area I’ve moved to, you’ll get a taste of it from my Flickr stream. Luckily for me the act of taking photos is inextricably linked with other parts of the creative process, so I can still count them in as work ;-)

Have a good start to the week, and I’ll be back once the design is ready to roll.

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  2. John Soares
    Twitter: TheJohnSoares

    I hope all goes smoothly as you implement the new design. I’m no expert on WordPress, but my web designer was able to create a new design for my blog and implement it without the site being down for long, if at all.

    Looking forward to seeing your new digs here!

  3. Emma Newman
    Twitter: emapocalyptic

    Congratulations on surviving the move, moving house is extraordinarily awful. And looking forward to what’s on the other side…

  4. Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach says:

    Can’t wait to see! I’m also in update-site mode - it gives the phrase ‘character-building’ a whole new meaning indeed.

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  6. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    @John Soares: thanks for the good wishes John. The theme I’m going to use means a bit of adjusting categories, tags, and images and that’s the bit that might take a wee bit of time. But I’ve practiced with a sandbox site, and hope I’ll be able to do it without too much delay.

    @Emma Newman: thanks Em, it was ridiculously taxing on the nerves, but feeling more like myself again now ;-)

    @Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach: you are character-building personified ;-)

  7. Elle B says:

    The view of the Country Lane from your door is Completely enchanting! Soon you’ll be settled in and the rest will be a memory. Your feline friends seems to have taken it in stride :) Looking forward to the website update….

  8. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    @Elle B: thanks for the good wishes… it is enchanting indeed. All the better now I feel settled too :-)