With the two-year anniversary of An Ocean Glimmer fast approaching, I thought I would explain Why I Started Blogging, now I know all bloggers write about this, but for me, I love this as you know a blogger on more of a personal level. Of course, everyone has different reasons for starting their blog. I feel blogging is kind of losing its value, becoming more about the money and products, rather than the love and passion.
Officially I started blogging five years ago when I was in my first year of College studying Media, we were told it was a good platform to impress future employers. We could either chose Blogspot or WordPress, I couldn’t get along with either so I went for Tumblr. Now it was nothing special over there, it was just small reviews here and there about movies and games.
I’m sorry things haven’t been perfect on An Ocean Glimmer at the moment, I’ve just been a little preoccupied with moving to a different part of the United Kingdom. Some of you may know that I used to live in Plymouth, a city in the South West of England. I have lived here my whole life, I have ever only known one house, so it’s been a pretty big thing to move five hours.
As I was receiving offers for interviews around the London/Reading area, I thought it would be good to live with my Uncle in Aylesbury. This does mean though I won’t be living with my parents, sisters and the puppy dog, who I will miss dearly. This all means more differences in my life, something I’m needing to get used to. But it’s all a part of growing up, I’m really excited by this especially to experience it with the partner
I feel like I’ve finally settled in and things are looking bright for myself and Peter, who also moved from Plymouth to live with myself in Aylesbury. Which means a new chapter in our lives together, something that I’m hoping will go well. Seeing as I lived in Plymouth for 21 years, I thought I would sum up some of the things I would miss.
Today is a little special post, recently I was tagged by the lovely Zoe to do the 50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Tag. I love tags like these, as it’s the perfect way to get to know each other on more of a personal level! Some of these questions are pretty odd and hopefully, you’ll learn something new about me! When I finished Zoe’s, I fell in love and couldn’t wait to begin my own.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved photography! I just adore picking up a camera and taking photos of everything. I suppose for the past five years, my photography skills have improved, as with my College and University courses, I have needed these skills as modules have been centered around images. Photography has become a passion of mine now.
As you’ll know I’ve been to a couple of motorsports races to take photographs. I have loved these opportunities and maybe one day it will become a day job for me. To continue my monthly feature on National Days, I thought it would be fitting to speak about National Camera Day. It’s pretty self-explanatory what National Camera Day is.
If you’ve been following me for a little while, you’ll remember that mid-January I was nominated for The Liebster Award by the lovely Steph from Juniper Daze. Well, I’ve got some more exciting news, I found out that the lovely Zara from Its All Zara nominated me again for The Liebster Award.
Earlier this week I found out that the lovely Elen from Black Coffee Breakfast nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I would love for you to stop by her blog today, she is a lovely Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle blogger! You won’t be disappointed by her content.
A few months ago, I was invited to join Beauties on Fire. After looking on their Facebook page, I felt the group was perfect to help me process further with my blog. But what exactly is Beauties on Fire I hear you say, here’s a little bit about the group.
This year’s Social Saturday is going digital with the help of students from City College Plymouth. Working with RIO to bring a 21st century edge to the national day of celebration for social enterprise.
Working with RIO, four creative media students were elected to participate in Creative Skills Initiative programme, delivered by RIO in partnership with the college. The partnership offered the students work experience placements to put the skills they are learning into practice in the real world. The students were set a challenge of making the event more interactive they did this by using their social media skills to help promote the event.
During the showcase at Devonport Guildhall they interviewed local social enterprises and edited a video about why social enterprise in Plymouth is important. This placement allows the students to work towards a Bronze Arts Award. Alice Hornby also on the Creative Skills Initiative programme said, ‘There aren’t enough work placements linked to media in Plymouth, so to have this opportunity with RIO has been brilliant. We’ve been treated like members of the team and have been trusted to get on with the project.’
Creative Skills Initiative project leader for RIO, Kate Rowlands said, ‘The programme provides young people with the opportunity to gain real industry specific experience alongside their College course. Along with employability skills support it equips those who take part with the skillset to move into apprenticeships or work after they complete their course.’
You can watch the video created by the students here.