>The snowball effect + pictures

>I keep this blog mostly to keep in touch with my friends and family since I moved away from Birmingham. I also use it as an online journal. But the one use that really comes into its own is as a networking/marketing device.

I gave up with the website and may point that here at some stage or change hosts when I have the time to faff – or when I have a pet webmaster that can do it standing on his head. Until that day, if it ever happens, I’m trying to keep this blog a teeny bit professional while trying not to lose my personality nor any of the personal stuff that many of you have said you enjoy reading about.

In the past week I’ve had 3 people contact me, all blasts from the past, including an editor I once interviewed when I worked for Writers’ News. We hit it off so well he asked if I’d like to write for the magazine he was currently editing, and of course I jumped at that because at the time, it was a lovely magazine. When that editor moved to another publication, he took me with him. Now he’s moved again and is working on a different kind of project, but when thinking of people that could possibly work with/for him, he thought of me, Googled me, and found this blog. Then he fired off an email, and of course hopefully, the rest will follow.

I’m dead chuffed he remembered me, moreso that he thought to ask if I’d like to be considered for work. But at least my blog didn’t put him off, and we’ve found a few other interests in common too as a result.

Okay, here are Sunday’s pictures from Old Moor RSPB Reserve:

I love flowers like these:

Rose hips:

One of the many carvings:

More flora:

Water reeds:

I love this:

Honestinjun, this is a damselfly:

The only butterfly that would let me get close enough for long enough:

And to prove I was there … my best side:


To see all the photos, follow this link. Enjoy.

5 thoughts on “>The snowball effect + pictures

  1. Melissa Marsh 17 August 2009 / 6:10 pm

    >I think blogs can be such a wonderful tool for so many things – and networking is a big one. Congrats on getting some more freelance!

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  2. Teresa Ashby 17 August 2009 / 7:39 pm

    >Great news on the work front Diane!The pictures are gorgeous! I love those carvings.

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  3. Josie 17 August 2009 / 9:23 pm

    >lovely pics from old moor, me and hubby have not been there for ages and it's not far away!Josie x

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  4. carolwarham 18 August 2009 / 11:42 am

    >Brilliant news on the work side, thanks for sharing lovely pics.

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  5. Diane 18 August 2009 / 12:34 pm

    >Melissa: Being able to meet new friends in different countries is another. :o)Teresa: Aren't they wonderful? There's one I wondered "Why do they have a carving of a seal in a wetlands?", but I think it was meant to be a bird … a big bird …Josie: You're probably even closer than me.Carol: Glad you enjoyed them.The work isn't definite yet, but it's nice that he thought of me in the first place, even if nothing does come of it. But as I'm being positive these days, something WILL come of it …

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