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Joanne Hawker
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Closin The Tabs In Your Brain - A Digital Detox
Today I want to write about something that I didn't realise was important until a week or so ago. Over the last few weeks, I let myself get sucked in by the numbers game over on Instagram and ended up comparing my stats to that of others (really bad idea) a...

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#MarchMeetTheMaker and the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2017
On the morning of the 3rd July, I nervously wandered across Blackfriars Bridge in London wondering what I had gotten myself into this time. I say wandered, realistically it was more like a nervous power walk. I was heading over to the Yacht London for the M...

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How To Shift That Creative 'Meh'
Being a small business owner, or creative person comes with many ups and downs, and sometimes it can feel like there are more downs than ups, but it doesn't have to be like that. I get it, I go there often, but always manage to drag myself away... eventuall...

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Insta Plan - Free Planner
So far this month, I've found it really difficult to come up with daily content because I've been so busy with one thing or another. I know this isn't the best way to create great Instagram content because stressed and rush work isn't our best work. And so,...

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Finding Your Designer/Maker Tribe - Etsy Style
A typical meeting of our tribe includes plenty of tea, cake and friendly chatter. Being a creative, small business owner can have great benefits, including choosing your own working hours, doing a job that you actually love and being free to pursue whicheve...

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My Top 3 - Photo Editing Apps
Today, I wanted to share with you my top 3 apps for editing photos on my phone. It's something I find myself repeating when I'm talking with people about Instagram so thought I'd jot them down here. If you follow me on Instagram already ( @joannehawker if y...

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Etsy Captains Summit 2017 - Etsy HQ, London
In march I was invited to Etsy HQ as part of the Etsy Captains Summit. Team captains from across the country were invited to London for a whole weekend of networking, talks, tea drinking, eating amazing food and workshops. I've been asked numerous times how...

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5 Things I learnt from #MarchMeetTheMaker
#MarchMeetTheMaker came and went in the blink of an eye and before I knew it, it was over. For anyone who doesn't know, I set up the Instagram challenge in February of 2016 to give people a solid month of content and so we could all get to know each other a...

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20 things about me
Recently, a '20 things about me' quiz has been doing the rounds on Instagram and I was kindly tagged by Joanna from Adventures and Tea Parties . So, if you want to know 20 random facts about me, then do read on. I've lived in Somerset my whole life... excep...

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#MarchMeetTheMaker 2017 Free Planner
Like last time, I like to be organised , so I designed another little planner to help me to plan ahead for my #MarchMeetTheMaker Instagram Challenge. A number of people found this useful last time as it gives you a chance to think ahead for some of the prom...
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