New Things To Look Forward To (On The Blog) In 2019
Some of you lovely folks will have noticed that the blog has gone through some big changes and is starting to make the pivot from more personal blog to a site with a unified message - ‘finding a creative recharge from the routines of daily life‘. This all started with my own unhappiness in a job that was the classic 9 - 5, it wasn’t a bad job but it was monotonous with no time for myself and it left me craving more balance / creativity / joy (plus neglected the blog). So now this site is all about taking those past and on-going lessons and putting them into practice. To keep myself accountable and to keep you guys in the loop here are some of the future plans for me, you and the blog.
What do you want to see from the *new* Not Copper Armour ??
What are you looking forward to in your own work / side hustle / passion project ??
Change In Blog Schedule
After finally landing a full time role that I enjoy (bye pure 9 - 5 office job you were not fun) plus the culmination of heavy Winter blues it made a huge impact on my blog and physical output. The comparison is also a very easy but deadly trap to fall into and after seeing so many talented folks seeming to manage it all (even though you never see the full story) - I admit I tried to push myself - it didn’t work out with my motivation and productivity taking a big nose dive into my duvet cave. It made me crash hard plus the content I was producing was rushed with not as much effort put in as I’d like from myself. From now on I’m hoping to pay a little more attention to my body, prescribe a slower lifestyle and for a blog post once a week - although there are other factors that can dictate to us. I’m trying to give myself more time to fit it all in with the ‘work smarter, not harder‘ mentality. You can expect blog posts on a Saturday and other social media related shenanigans after work hours.
This is a concept I’ve battled with for a while however after reading so many inspirational posts and listening to amazing podcasts all waxing lyrical about the good points related to having a newsletter it seems a complete no brainer. The positive points seem to be:
#01 || What happens to twitter and Instagram? How can people find you ?
#02 || The possibility of even more content straight to your personal inbox
#03 || A more effective way to build a community with those who want to hear from you
In the near future there will be a Newsletter once a month to give an update on all things Not Copper Armour from news, resources, challenges, freebies, loves and the latest posts you may have missed.
(Let me know what what topics you’d like discussed)
The Copper Creative Directory
Sometimes finding the right resource for your needs can be half the challenge so in this *new* section it’s all about giving you the tools to point you in the right direction plus spread the love forward in celebration of those creatives who have done a stellar job of putting the hard work into making these resources. Here you’ll find some of the amazing books and texts that have helped inspire me in my own creative exploration and if you want to suggest a necessary addition then please feel free to let me know.
Freebies & New Products
This is the section that could be the most time consuming to manifest itself but in some ways will hopefully be the most beneficial to you lovely lot. I want to create lots of free and a free monitised products that that bring you joy but also help inject a bit more creativity to your routines.
I want to :
#01 || Grow this site and what it stands for
#02 || Create even more content
#03 || Give something back to you as audience as a thank you
Current items in the works include screensavers // E - Books // Challenges & other resources