Tag Archives: Blogging101

(Thursday) Doors of Perception

Did you know some people are door enthusiasts? (No neither did I until I stumbled on Thursday Doors). But I can attest to the charm of unusual entryways, having frequently paused to capture picturesque portals on camera: These are some of my favourites from the North West of Ireland, including some secret passages to (k)nowhere. I’ve found portals inviting and full of intrigue, […]

Love-Art-Depression

A writer and artist in recovery…?

In my blog manifesto, I mentioned being a writer and artist in ‘recovery’, ostensibly from my time spent as craft entrepreneur.  It was one of the most painful episodes in my life, culminating in depression and crippling anxiety. Like Matt Haig said in his essay on depression and Christmas– “Depression often occurs when it looks […]

Brand vs Indentity- Can Labels Hurt?

I recently wrote about the difficulties of finding a name; for your self,  your online projects or even your business venture. Following on, I wanted to discuss one of the aspects I found hardest about working as a freelance creative, namely building a brand, and how extremely limiting that can be. Most books like ‘Brand You‘ are all […]

Geen Geenie – What’s in a name?

Names, like titles, are a tricky business. Some come easy while others are head-scratchers, like ‘what do I call my blog?’ Feeling disillusioned after writing as an indie craft ‘brand‘, I really wanted Geen Geenie to have a more personal voice that allowed me to be true to myself. So the name of the blog […]

Are How-to tutorials killing the Craft industry

Are ‘How to’ tutorials killing Craft?

Recently Beached Librarian asked ‘Are DIY posts bad for creativity ?‘ A sticky subject, especially since one might argue that the difference between following a pattern and creating something from scratch as you go, is the difference between having ‘a hobby’ and being ‘an artist’. There is a place for both approaches, after all where does the artist […]

my blog manifesto- taking no shit selfie

Blogging Manifesto- or how and why I blog

A while ago I asked You! Why do You Blog? and I talked about my own blogging history. As a result I discovered Beached Librarian’s posts about ‘blogging rules for success’ and why she doesn’t stick to them. We share a similar outlook, and I tested these ‘rules’ to try to define Geen Geenie. Responding to these categories helped me consider how […]

Best of 2015- Geen Genie

My Top Five Blog Posts of 2015

Here are my Top Five most popular posts of 2015 based on my WordPress review of the year. They are pretty varied and not what I would have expected but I’m glad to have spotlighted some things that I loved last year. 1  Book Review: A is for Amos, An Illustrated musical A to Z by Daria Hlazatova July 2015 […]

Footprints in the sand - vs internet foot prints

On internet foot-prints: content pesistence, reputation and virtual debris

Have you ever considered your internet foot-print ?  Few grasped in the early days of the internet that web content can persist indefinitely.  I wrote recently about my history as a blogger, and while a few old blogs of mine are still out there, I’ve taken many other sites and profiles down over time. The current advice for online entrepreneurs is to have a […]

why do you blog- illustrated selfie

You! Why do you Blog?

Although GeenGeenie is just over a year old I’ve been a blogger for over a decade. Sometimes personal, other times professional, I’ve written blog content both for myself and for others. And I’ve even written anonymously – back in the early days when you still could. My reasons for blogging have changed over the years, but […]