Technology challenges?

Waiting for the bells to be rung up at practice this week I was discussing my blog with one of the other members. In his late forties he’s started up his own business but has plateaued a bit though so I was up selling social media to him and the joys of twitter, blogging your company and facebook. If I though he looked blank then when I touched on SEO I think he was prepared to chuck it all in and take early retirement! How can you explain to someone who barely uses a computer and an email how much the world of social media is now linked to sales? And with that being the case does it mean if you aren't up on the latest platforms and digital technology that your company will flop? Thankfully I pointed out that there was fabulous companys like Total Media who run this for you.

It did make me chuckle though until I really thought about it. He produces the most amazing hand crafted wooden furniture and toys but has been left floundering because technology and techniques have changed so much in such a short time. Twitter is after not even ten years old! Facebook might after all be coming up to twenty years but when you think the average is 35 -40 and we've therefore had it since our teens it must seem alien to people just a decade or so older! Does this mean then that anything new coming up I’m going to struggle with before my kids are teenagers? I'm already lost when it comes to Tumblr. It’s a scary thought! 

Spring decluttering..

It’s time for us to start a spring clean here. Well I say spring it’s more of a post-Christmas/need to find space clean. Please tell me the rest of you run out of room at this time of year? The toys which haven’t been played with for months on end or the clothes that while adorable and gorgeous no longer deserve the hanging space. Or the shoes bought in the sales to be grown out of before even worn! I tend to I have to say sell them on EBay if I can or on local sales boards. Of course I do make sure they are clean, fresh batteries and so forth and normally it pays for a fabulous trip out at Easter or February half term.
A once a year view of a tidy floor ;)

One problem though which if you follow me on twitter too you’ll be familiar with is the rather haphazard service we get from our local postal service. Which if you’re selling things online you want to keep a reputation for good delivery and not find things missing to turn up months later! And of course we constantly send presents to families and friends in South Africa where I think their postal service lives on weekly strikes. We use the lovely reliable TNT service to ship those large parcels. Thank heavens they ship international as well as UK.

Perhaps if I was more organised I would be doing this at the end of autumn clean like one of my friends (she’s uber organised) Maybe I’ll try that this year.  Give me a nudge readers in August or you can guarantee I’ll forget entirely.  So how about you all? Do you do a mini whirl wind declutter after Christmas or are you super organised and do it before the leaves have fallen?