Thursday, 16 April 2009

Updating the site again! Contacting editors and looking at digiscoping for some birdwatching and photography articles. Got a couple of spec articles from 'Italy' magazine.
I often wonder how many photographers and writers do not try and recycle their work. It takes an hour or two of updating images and text and fine tuning to the publications concerened but it can be the start of a happy partnership.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Looking forward to my trip to go on the Farne Islands. Stay with the wardens who spend nine months on there looking after the birds and protecting them from the great British Public etc. Am really looking forward to sticking my hand down a puffin burrow again and getting up close to the seals!

I do like this trip as I get on well with all the lads and it's great to land on the outer islands where the public don't go. Watching the birds feeding underwater is a great thrill.

Should get some great pix and hopefuly loads of material for articles.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Having a day off. Walking on the beach, sitting in the conservatory with a couple of glassses of wine, laptop, phones etc, etc.

Have great day yourselves

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sunday April 12th

All day working on my site! Well apart from putting things on e-bay which six weeks ago we would have thrown out with any hesitation. Now there's an idea for an article, they must be making a mint! Oh yeah, also took the new Mitsubishi off road for a car review. Very impressed.
Looked at other people's blogs to get an idea and felt either very impressed with them or a bit worried.
Talking aout ebay I have started recycling my articles now big time as I realised how many I had just sitting on the hard drive itching to make me money..

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Yet another day of opening up publications and noticing they are running with ideas I sent them for features some time ago and weren't interested in! I wonder does this happen to anyone else? I'm sure it's just coincidence really.
Going to work on my website today and links to it as well as finding out more about this blogging lark by reading other people's!!

Friday, 10 April 2009

Good night last night at the Club Dinner. Now back to work, Bank Holiday or not! The search for articles is never ending but I love it. Lots of research this weekend on blogging and all the other things we need to do these days to attract business.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Well the atricle on Gundogs is away. Now I'm just working on ten best features and sending in a loads of "dear editor" Aren't I wonderful pitches! Spending most of my day trying to work out links to sites and get people to find me using blogs and websites. It all looks rather daunting from up here but I guess eventually you do understand it.
Our rugby club's dinner tonight so it's a bit of relaxation at last.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Well this is my first ever blog and at 57 years old I'm a bit worried. Still if you're reading this I must be doing something right! (or should that be write?) I'm a freelance writer and photographer so hopefully I'll fill this in with something that might want to make you come back again.