Hey, remember those days when I would religiously share a monthly / Friday faves post?
Yikes – it’s been a while. 😬
Also remember the days I used to publish a blog post here at least twice a week.
Obviously lockdown happened and it was hard for me to share adventures and reviews when nothing was really happening and we weren’t allowed out – so that’s a legitimate reason for being less regular with my posts. But since restrictions have eased and I’ve been out more, to be honest, I’ve found it quite hard in general to find the time to come up with words to write…
The Blog & The Business
As some of you know, as well as The Cornish Life, I have a website design and online education business called byRosanna too. Here, I offer brand & website design services for creative freelancers, and create online courses & resources for other business owners looking to improve their marketing skills.
I absolutely love what I do and in the last year or so it’s really started to take off and grow, which I’m incredibly grateful for. However it means I do have less to spend creating content over here on The Cornish Life.
The thing is, I still go out and have fun adventures, and balance my work with living my life outside pretty well. I take lots of photos and share lots to my Instagram Stories, but finding the time to write words to accompany these photos here on the blog is hard – and it also requires a lot of mental energy, which I find I just don’t have at the end of a long day sat at my desk working on my business.
I’m not here to complain or that I’m giving up on blog posts – I’ll still be posting here as often as I can – I just wanted to share an update on why it’s quieter around here than it used to be a couple of years ago. But if you want to stay up to date on my day-to-day adventures, definitely follow me on Instagram and keep an eye on my Stories instead.
Something really exciting that I’ve been working incredibly hard on over the past few months has been developing a suite of online courses about content marketing – including Blogging, Pinterest marketing, Email marketing, Instagram marketing etc. It’s called The Content Marketing Collection and it launched last week!
So if you have a small business and you’re looking to learn how to promote yourself online, do go and check that out; there’s a 20% discount available until 7th August ☺️
Things I’ve Been Loving Lately…
Earrings from Best Makes Cornwall*
The girls from Best Makes Cornwall got in touch with me to send me a few pairs of their handmade clay earrings and oh my gosh – I’m obsessed! They have so many beautiful designs it is basically impossible to choose, but I can’t recommend them enough if you’re looking for some gorgeous statement pieces.
I got my hair done finally!
… and I had quite a bit chopped off! I couldn’t wait to go blonder again for summer, and I absolutely love this new length. The rest of the photos in this post were taken before I had it cut, but I love how light and ‘swishy’ it feels now haha.
A cute weekend in Exeter
We went up to Exeter for the night to chill in the sunshine, and stayed in this amazing apartment from Airbnb just above Wagamamas. It was stunning weather and we were so grateful to have this amazing balcony with a view of the cathedral.
New products from Bloomtown*
Bloomtown are my fave natural, palm-oil free beauty & skincare brand (based in Cornwall!), and over the last few months they’ve brought out some amazing new products that I’ve been lucky enough to try, including natural deodorants, hand sanitiser and essential oil trios.
What have you been loving recently?