Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Lost in Cyberspace
It was like losing a limb, or a loved one, or being stuck in Groundhog Day. I lost internet connection for nearly two weeks and it was a living hell. My day job as a writer means that I research online and submit my articles online too. I have an online shop on Folksy and Zibbet and this coming Friday a few of us Folksy folk are branching out with new shops on a snazzy online crafts shop called Wow Thank You. So without broadband my life came to a total standstill and it was only then that I realised how reliant I am on this beast, as well as how addicted I had become to the craft forums and social network sites. I have actually had nightmares and woken myself up screaming on two occasions. Now it is all resolved and I am back in action, and control, and can get on with dealing with all those every day issues that crop up.
I am busy organising the fourth craft fair for a local charity, and this too requires internet access, but somehow I have managed to deal with crafters' enquiries, sending out application forms and organising the food, tables, volunteers to help man (or woman) the kitchen on the big day. More about the Mothers Day Craft Market in my next blog.
The upside to all this is that I have had plenty of spare time to make some funky jewellery using new techniques such as wire wrapping, and I sure as hell haven't spent any money feeding my bead addiction. So for every negative there is definitely a positive, even if it is hard to find!