Currently I am in a phase of struggling between what I should do and what I want to do. I want to gain more attention for my website, and to get that, I need to promote myself via social media. I do have an account on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and in order to get more engaged followers, I need to post regurlarly, and engage myself - that's what you can read in every social media marketing guidebook. In practice, that would mean I could spend all of my spare time with creating social media content, post, comment, like, retweet, thank people, get involved in conversation. But when I want to do that, I don't have time left to work on larger projects anymore. I have plans for a non-fiction book, and I gathered a lot of research material already, but so far I haven't dared to take the time to dive into studies. Because I would need to work concentrated on that, not being distracted by Twitter, or with the constant fear of losing followers when I don't engage enough. At last, I need those followers for getting attention for my book, right? Though continuing with social media, this book will never come into being! I feel like stuck in a vicious circle and haven't decided yet how to get out.
But what I DID do was sitting down for some hours and started scrapbooking. I always like to collect beautiful paper from magazines, postcards or in handicraft stores, never really knowing what to do with it, but I've made a couple of bookmarks, little frames with collages for friends, and now I've started to fill a journal with scrapbooked pages. I love to fill pages with things I adore: book pages, flowers, vintage looking stuff, a touch of creepiness, handwriting, romantic art... Here's the first eight pages for you!