Towards the beginning of the year, I had an epiphany. A load of things just fell into place inside my head, and I put all the pieces together and realised I could start a business doing what I loved, how I wanted to do it, provide some much-needed honesty in one of the world’s most dishonest industries, help people, and make a living doing it.
I finally had the last and most important piece of the puzzle clear in my mind – a series of strategies to market it successfully in a way that didn’t require tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds.
I miss blogging. I still don’t have time to blog. All will be revealed in the next couple of weeks, but for now I leave you with this: some things you almost definitely didn’t know about me. And in true Buzzfeed style, number 6 will shock you.
By the time you’re reading this, you’ll be Present Jenni rather than Future Jenni (freaky).
I’m Past Jenni. I wrote this blog entry on 8th July 2012 and scheduled it to be posted in five years’ time, a realllly long time ago for you, but today for me.
In the world at the moment:
The iPad 3 has recently been released, retina MacBook Pros have become available and Facebook is the world’s biggest website. Apps for phones are cool. We’re on the Samsung Galaxy S III (and by ‘we’ I mean ‘the rest of the world’ – you’re still on the original Samsung Galaxy because you spent all your money on a laptop and a Nikon D3100).
It’s about to be the London 2012 Olympics, which at the moment you can’t talk about because even breathing in the direction of London is considered a trademark infringement right now. I’m not sick of them yet but I bet I soon will be. Euro 2012 has just finished and Spain has won in a very spectacular way, which is good because…
…the economy sucks. Badly. There are rumours that it will be shit for at least another five years in your time, so if that’s true then I feel bad for you. Also, just so you know, I haven’t really saved any money because I’ve bought domain names instead. Hope that’s cool and you aren’t cursing me too much.
Facebook is the most popular site on the web, and Google and Twitter aren’t too far behind. Pinterest is still invite-only, but it’s going to be huge. I’d probably have bought shares if I’d had any money worth mentioning (refer back to domain names point above).
I’m kind of hoping you’re rich. But more than that I’m hoping you’re successful and happy. And if you’re not, you CAN be and you WILL be, so you’d better not give up or I’m getting a time machine and kicking your ass.
Job-wise, I, Past Jenni, work in SEO and social media. Not sure if those things still exist. I bet they will though, and I bet you’re still heavily involved with them. I’ll bet there will be a new, cool website that everyone will be obsessed with. I hope you’re an early adopter. I’m kind of obsessed with photography right now, and I’ve just bought a macro lens. Are you still interested in photography?
Site-wise, Blossom.nu had a red city layout that looks kind of like this:
Remember? That’s the layout I, Past Jenni, currently have up. I’m kind of happy with Blossom.nu right now but it needs a lot more fresh content. I hope you’re on top of that and you have lots of visitors rather than tumbleweed blowing through.
You’re with Joe, and you love him to bits because he puts up with all your crap. I hope he’s still around for you.
Future-Jenni-now-present-Jenni, tell me about yourself. What have you done in the past five years? Where have you travelled to? Where are you living? Is there anyone no longer with us who you miss? Is there anyone new in your life I should know about? Remember everything you planned to do career-wise? How’s that panning out?
I’ve got my fingers crossed that everything is good with you because 2012 has been a tough a year so far for me.
Past Jenni (2012 edition)
PS In case you forgot, you thought it might be a good idea to do this again for another five years in the future.
My blog posts have always generally reflected what’s going on in my life in one way or another. Sometimes it’s a business focus, sometimes personal, sometimes a combination of the two.
Lately my blog posts have been sporadic at best, and that’s because I’m spending 90% of my waking time obsessed with something I can’t talk about yet (yes, annoying vagueblogging – but you will find out when I’m ready. Promise).