So, what’s going on?

It’s been a while. I’m having this problem with my dedication and motivation. I discussed it within my last post but it still seems that it’s as ripe as ever.

I took my AS mock exams a few weeks ago in preparation for my exams come May (not long, now) and I’ve been very busy learning the ins and outs of photography and trying to master the skill to add to my creative portfolio. I also got a job. It’s about time. In regards to this blog, I’ve had little time to spend on it, it seems.

I’ve tried not to get out of the habit of writing but I lost my favourite writing journal so I’ve fallen victim to the analytical essays and comparisons of my classes rather than investing my time and emotions into something raw and worthy. Here’s to hoping that that will change in the coming days, weeks and months. Continue reading So, what’s going on?

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Twenty Sixteen

Back when I still blogged on my first blog, I tried to blog using a schedule. I found that it had it’s pros but, with anything, also had it’s cons. You see, for as long as I can remember, in all walks of life, my biggest struggle has been staying motivated. When I start a new project, or re-involve myself with a past project, the flame is very much alive and I am dedicated – almost entirely to the point that it dictates my life – for days, weeks and sometimes months. But when that flame burns out, I’ve always struggled in relighting it.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you might have seen evidence of this. As many of you may know, I am currently a student but I also run a freelance graphic design, art and photography business. In managing my time, I can sometimes go weeks without posting on this blog, because I’m too involved in my freelance work or my studies, and the same goes for sometimes I’ll post here each day, but other elements of the equation therefore are let down. Continue reading Twenty Sixteen

One Year, and Counting

On this day last year, I made the decision regarding something that I had been contemplating for a number of weeks. You see, in 2012 I set up a blog and the success I had from the back of it completely overwhelmed and surprised me. Despite the fact that it’s popularity was continuing to grow and the support I had already received had been amazing, I didn’t feel as if the blog still “understood” me. I was ready for a new adventure; a more mature adventure; an adventure where I could express myself in more depth and with a completely new image. Because of this desire, Delirious Antidotes was born.

I think, in hindsight, the post that really made me realise that I was ready for a new blog was this one. It had attracted a lot of attention and I came to realise that the way I write now is not anything like how I used to write. I was beginning to find a professional edge – a style that I had longed for for so long – and now I had, I wanted to start fresh with something that I knew I would always be proud of. Continue reading One Year, and Counting

Sisterhood

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Sisterhood, literally, is the relationship between sisters, but it is often used to refer to the relationship between women.

The wonderful bellsiebooks (who has a wonderful taste in music, by the way) has been kind enough to nominate me for the Sisterhood of the World Award. You can read her post here.

How it works:

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
2) Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
3) Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10).
4) Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.

My Answers

1) If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Probably to New Zealand – I’ve always wanted to visit.

2) What is your preferred genre to read?
I don’t really have a preferred genre.

3) What was the best book you’ve read so far this summer?
Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee. But I’ve only read four books so far this summer.

4) Quick pick: sweet or salty?
Sweet

5) Do you like listening to music when you’re working/writing/reading or do you need silence?
I tend to need silence, unless it’s classical music, because the lyrics interrupt with my brain. I’m not good at multitasking.

6) What’s your dream job?
In the broadest of terms, I want to be a freelance creative. You can read more about what this means here. Continue reading Sisterhood

Calling Me

Blogging is a lot about creating and sharing your own content; it’s considered, by many, an art form, because of the strenuous effort and lengthy time bloggers spend refining their words. But, blogging can be just as much about curating and sharing other’s work as it can be about creating your own. Continue reading Calling Me

Love-Hate

Sometimes in life we experience things that cause us discomfort or displeasure and we often associate these things with negative connotations as they become something we have an intense dislike towards. More often than not, we consider these to be things we “hate”.

Alternatively, sometimes there are things that we find enjoyment in and grow to like passionately. This is what we consider as “loving” a thing. Continue reading Love-Hate

Now

As a blogger, I know all too well the feeling of writing a post that you’re really proud of and not getting the feedback or response you expected or hoped for. The world of marketing – especially when your only experience is from within the blogosphere – is a tricky place to be. Personal plugging (self-promotion) is shameless. Sometimes. The trick is knowing when are where it is. Unfortunately, there aren’t many places on the internet where you can be free to plug your own work. Continue reading Now