A new blog for a new year

So up until last week, I had been using a different blog service for my sad little journal, but I reached a point where it was just not pretty enough for me, and I just needed to tidy things up. So instead of tidying up the blog I had, I decided to just start afresh with a new blog, and gradually rewrite my previous entries here.

Over the next little while, I should have everything up to date, and much prettier.

Besides that I’ve been working on getting a Facebook page together. This feels quite presumptuous, as I in no way feel like a photographer. I just think it would be a better place to display my photo shoots rather than my personal Facebook page. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m pretty happy with how it looks.

I am, as per usual, crippled by self-doubt at the thought of putting myself out there as Jo Kim Photography. I have to keep reminding myself that just because I have a Facebook page doesn’t mean I am a photographer, or that there any expectations on me. I’m not asking for money, I’m merely building a portfolio doing something I love.

In other words, RELAX.

I’ve also started a new project, this time focused on baby-related business, called Newcastle Tots. I started  this after a friend started asking me questions about pregnancy, having a baby, what you need to buy for a baby, what do you do with a baby. As that’s all I’ve basically been doing for the past five years, I had a lot of information to share. I wrote her an email with tips on what to buy for a baby, which she loved, so I decided I’d share it as a blog post. But then kept thinking of more and more tips and advice that I wish I knew before having a baby. So I decided I’d to make a whole website on all the bits people don’t tell you about babies. It’s dedicated to my friend, and she can consider it her own little “how-to” guide. I’m mostly focussing on having tots in Newcastle, with reviews of different baby-related venues, places to take your children, free activities, and so forth. I’m also hoping to put together a calendar with all the different activities happening in Newcastle. This is a fairly mammoth project for me, but I am having an absolute ball doing it. I will definitely need some help putting it all together on the website, which makes me all the more thankful for my more computer-nerdy friends.

I’ll hopefully launch it sometime in March, so check it out, if you’re pregnant or newly with child. Or in any way interested in my extremely biased opinions on baby-related topics.

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