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Posted by: andrea | on September 11, 2013
Last night, as I sat at my desk looking at the wall of Post-it notes in front of me, I began to get scared. I felt as though this black cloud was hovering over me, the weight pressing on my slumped shoulders. I felt overwhelmed. Each Post-it represented a piece of work I needed to do, emails to send, blog posts to write, projects to complete. They were staring at me as if calling my name, haunting me with their presence and draining my energy.
It’s hard to start a business, and even harder when you are still employed. Every second is so precious as though it was a rare jewel for the taking. I balance my life between work, family and business my supportive husband encouraging my every step.
I have so many things I want to do for my blog, my business and my writing. I have a mystery story constantly itching to spill out on a page, ideas for my blog and vision for my business. I will get there, I have a plan, and every day I am moving closer to this dream.
I took a deep breath.
I the looked at the wall again. This wall didn’t represent fear, it was magical, inspirational and rewarding. Who would have thought when I started Citrus Content I would have been contracted for such a variety of projects and with fantastic companies.
* Writing articles for print and online
* Social media campaigns
* Marketing a websites
* Writing website content
I am loving every minute of it.
This is my wall
My wall represents by business, my future, my dream.
Posted by: andrea | on July 21, 2013
“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
As some of you may know I have gone through a difficult few weeks. To tell you how I got here you have to start at the beginning.
When I joined twitter I never, ever imagined what lay ahead of me. I started with complete naivety and skepticism of what it was. I plodded along really not knowing what to do and then I started to find my voice for property and interiors and I never looked back. Building my followers has been organic and underpinned with engagement. I love hearing people’s stories sharing their successes, their interesting articles and honored they want to share them with me.
Just over a year ago I started Trying to Balance the Madness – my blog which I share my passion for Property, Interiors and Social Media. This blog came from, well basically, being nagged by a certain part of my following. Again I was a novice and really no idea what I was doing. Again soon I found my blog voice. Trying to Balance the Madness is a huge part of me I feel it shows my journey and my story.
About this time last year I started to have talks with a friend about the idea of A Passion for Homes, after months of hard work we launched in February 2013. It was an amazing day one I will never forget. I was so proud that so many of the followers had supported me in some incredible ways with venue, photography, speaking, being part of the site. You name it my followers were there, sharing the experience and I felt honored.
About a month ago I made the very, very difficult decision to walk away from A Passion for Homes. This was not a decision I made lightly but knew it was the right decision for me. Partnerships are difficult. My Passion for Property and Interiors is stronger than ever and I knew I wanted my own business and I have so much to give.
Trying to Balance the Madness is growing and it’s fascinating seeing it develop and mold into something more exciting every day.
Through Trying to Balance the Madness and A Passion for Homes I realized how much I loved writing. My parents had always said that I had a talent for it but I never really thought anything of it. Over the last 6 months the request from people for my writing has been overwhelming and I have realized that my parents were right.
I Love to write!
Citrus Content allows me to utilise my love for writing with my passion – perfect combination.
- Website Content
- Rightmove MicroSites
- Social Media
Wherever content is needed – you will find Citrus.
I am honored to already be working on a couple of really exciting projects.
As people always say, ‘When one door closes, another one opens’.
I feel as though that door was there all the time and I just hadn’t found the key.