It has been four months since I last posted so I thought I should give a little update on where I’ve been. The short explanation is I’ve been ill. I got a cold right at the start of January and it took till around March for it to properly go away. Then in April I had some weird back and abdominal pain which I ended up needing scans for. Not joking there is only one other time I’ve even been in that much pain. It wasn’t fun. This then caused my CFS to relapse and my doctor told me to take it easy for a while.
I can however announce that despite all these problems I managed to achieve one of the goals I set out at the start of the year, somehow I got an A in my final project for the year!
Over the summer I decided to take some extra time off blogging and do a much need overhaul. I’ve been blogging for nearly five years now so there was quite a lot of work to do, most notably some lower quality blog posts which had to be removed. But here are a few other things you should know about.
thepaperkind.com is now a self hosted blog. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while and finally made the jump. It wasn’t quite as simple as I had been told but I got it done with only a few hiccups.
Also a note for everyone who was following my old WordPress blog. I’ve mirgated you all over to this new blog so there should be no change. My posts will still appear on the wordpress.com reader and you can comment as normal.
I thought I should put all my new graphic design knowledge into use and redesign my blog. I loved my little alien spaceship but as a brand it didn’t feel right for me. My blog may look a little boring now compared to what it was but I’m really liking how it has turned out.
I’m moving to two posts a week. Mondays and Fridays. This is mostly because I have no idea how my CFS will be over the next few months. But also I would like some spare time to work on my own art projects.
You can now hire me as a freelance graphic designer. If you need something designed, head over to my design page for all the information. Or you can just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I specialise in branding but if there is something else you need designed, a poster or maybe a book cover, get in touch and I’ll see what I can do.