Tuesday 17 December 2013

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Flippin’ heck. Talk about having to take the rough with the smooth.

Last week, we was on the up with growth in double figures (2 is a double figure, no??). 

This week, we’ve done a 180 and halved in two.

As the big guys will tell you, there are ups and downs in everything. It’s just nice to be in the water and still swimming. It’s time for LouRoo to retreat and regroup and think about how we (I) should develop as a company. Let’s hit the boardroom for a brainstorm people! (AKA go to the kettle on my ownio for a mull).

OK, back to writing. 

It’s been nearly a week since the work experience departed. And I’m afraid, as you probably noticed, we didn’t hit our social media targets, neither in terms of numbers or engagement. Unless you count a Facebook PM from The Moon on a Stick telling me he lolled. Result? I think so.

Anyway, what with me scribbling my socks off constantly for eating purposes, and herself tumbling about on Tumblr for recreational purposes (what with it being her every need is taken care of with the scribbling) being sociable wasn’t high on our list of priorities.

However, I am about to set that right. I asked the RooToo to share her thoughts on Tumblr. And she did!!! Result. I think so. I can’t see any of this being of any interest to me. But you might like it. What with you being a hipster an’ all.

Happy Tumbling & Tubing!

AoifeRoo’s Tumbler & Tube Top Three

       I spend about 99% of my spare time alternating between Tumblr and watching as many episodes of Supernatural as I can. (I’m already on season eight, which is pretty darn sweet.) If I’m not doing either of these things, I am probably watching QI on the TV or reading a book. Or Youtube. Yeah, definitely Youtube. (If I’m reading a book, I’m probably hunched over it, crying over the fictional characters within. This is normal. I do this a lot. Daily. Sometimes half-hourly.)

Today, my blogging task was to put my Powers of Procrastination (capital letters because they’re magical – or as about as close to magic I will get, sitting in front of a computer. Crying.) to good use. So I’m going to help you procrastinate too! [canned audience cheering] Most of these blogs are artsy and are more often than not to do with something I’m a fan of (Supernatural, Doctor Who, crying over Supernatural, and crying over Doctor Who).

I’m going to show you my top 3 Tumblr blogs and my top 3 Youtube channels; I was originally asked to do my top 10 tumblrs, but I found that a lot of the blogs I followed didn’t adhere to a specific theme that made them great as a standalone blog.


My first blog is… well, my first blog – the one that pretty much started my addiction for this website. It’s an artsy blog by a girl named Jackie, and I absolutely adore it. All her drawings have lovely Disney influences, and overall she’s a pretty cool gal!

My second is one that anyone can enjoy and relate to, especially if you’re a student. This blog recounts the weekly struggles of a 21-year-old girl from Connecticut (currently studying Illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore) in the form of humorous comics. Her different styles contrast awesomely! I absolutely love this blog and you should check it out right now. Like, right now. Stop reading this article. Just go.

 This next blog is yet another visual indulgence, but more of the photographic nature. It’s a fashion blog, which I haven’t been following for long, but every now and again I like to take a little dander over and admire the view. It sorts all the pictures into chunks of colour, and scrolling down it’s easy to see a rainbow emerging. I just kind of love it.


My number one favourite youtuber OF ALL TIME would have to be Jon Cozart, who goes by the online alias of “Paint”. He creates the most fantastic and catchy musical medleys, and whether they like it or not, my entire family knows them off by heart. I’m obsessed. You should be too.

Numero dos of my fave youtubers was a toss-up between many, but in the end it would obviously have to be Dan Howell, aka danisnotonfire. How could it not be? He’s pretty freakin’ funny. A lot of his stuff is about being socially incompetent and turning to the internet for help, which (you'll be surprised to hear) I can relate to.

My last one was a toss-up between various musical artists and science channels, so I had to toss a coin, and my answer was – ASAPScience! I absolutely love this channel, because it satisfies my unending hunger for useless trivia that will get me nowhere. Check out their videos “Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind” parts one and two. They’re basically the reason I got hooked.