Jane Reynolds's Weekly Blog – 4th November 2012

A very dull-looking chilly Sunrise Over Swindon this morning, and we had snow flurries on Saturday. Winter’s on its way.

I tried a different method for uploading the pictures to my Soapy Corners this week. As I finally post this blog (at almost 1.00 pm on Monday), I think it’s safe to say that it didn’t prove to be a successful or time saving exercise!

That’s one thing, but the TIME that it costs me which causes me to ask myself – yet again – why I spend almost half my week (in one form or other) writing my Soapy Corners.

I’m getting some useful connections and a few little offers coming to me now (more on this next week), but none of it’s earning me any money, and my father’s started on again asking me why I’m doing it, and how long I think it’s worth carrying on before I accept that the whole thing’s been a complete waste of the last two years.

It’s hard to hear, but the truth does hurt, doesn’t it? It’s not made any easier by the fact that my father’s cancer seems to be taking a hold now, and all I’ve ever wanted in my life was for him to be able to see me achieve something and be proud of me.

As everything I’ve ever done so far has failed (at what I thought would be the final hurdle), it’s beginning to feel as if history’s repeating itself again, BUT there’s just something that’s keeping me going and I don’t know what.

Intuition? Who knows, but how long do you trust and hope before you finally say ‘enough is enough’?

If we knew the answer to that one we’d all be a darn sight better off, wouldn’t we? In the meantime, ‘Blog’s up’ and I now need to try and make a bit of headway into my tax stuff tomorrow. I got as far as putting it into piles last week and clearing the desk ready to start work, so that’s progress, I guess? I like to think so!

Let’s see what happens this week …


PS ‘Jane’s Soapy Corners’ have gone digital. Simply download the Podcasts App onto your iPhone or iPad then search for Tellyspy and they’re all there.

This form of broadcasting is still quite new for me – and very different to my usual radio stuff as I’m sat in the back bedroom at my dad’s house with my Mac and a more-or-less blank screen for half an hour, simply ‘talking to myself’, in effect.

It’s taken a bit of getting used to, but we’re finding our feet with the format and (apart from when Skype suddenly just ‘drops off’) it’s improving by the week!

‘Jane’s Soapy Corners’: 6.00-6.30 pm every Wednesday night on Tellyspy.

There’s also my regular Thursday radio shows (10.45-11.15 am) and Friday (4.00-5.00 pm) on Swindon 1055.com, where I give my Harry-Hill-ish observations and opinions on all the best (and more importantly, the worst) bits of what’s going on in Emmerdale, Coronation Street and EastEnders.

Right. Have a good week everyone and I’ll see you back here next week.

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