So where have all the projects gone? I must get at least 5 requests a week for a new one and I really couldn't have predicted how quickly they'd take off, but with that came the difficulty in managing them. Picture this. Last Christmas I launched our Curious Christmas box project after the success of the first summer swap. We introduced an automated pairing system using a clever program created by my IT superstar husband which cut out the need for manually selecting partners for everyone (it literally took hours otherwise!) At the same time I was working with several clients at various stages of their wedding planning and being a mother to our son.
One week after launching the box swap project I had 600 participants ready to go which potentially equated to 600 boxes to blog. Deep breaths people. Boxes started coming in thick and fast and soon I was having to blog 25-30 boxes a day just to keep on top of things. My husband had to start taking a few hours out of his working day to watch our son so that I could do this...and soon it was turning into a full-time unpaid job on top of my day job. That's only the half of it, because people who sent boxes that hadn't received their own or seen theirs blogged naturally wanted it chasing. So I spent my evenings chasing participants up and relaying messages for everyone. By the time we got to Dec 22nd I was gasping for a few days off over Christmas and couldn't wait to get the project finished in early January. It was hard work!
In the meantime, it would mean a lot to know that you're out there and connecting with what I choose to write about now. Ive featured some amazing designers over the past few months-check them out!
In the meantime, I'm working on it. Promise.