Yesterday I was doing some tweaks on the blog and I was looking around and noticed that it say’s 1679 people have subscribed to this blog!! Now I had to do a double take as I am still not sure if it’s for real but when I checked on another browser it was saying the same. So if this is the case, then that is just totally awesome and has certainly cheered me up after a somewhat rubbish weekend.
I bought some prizes yesterday with some of the money raised from the PDSN wristbands and it’s all very exciting! I will be running the first PDSN competition online and have some nice prizes to give out which I feel is along the subject line of mental health. I really am getting so much out of running this project and it’s a joy to come on each day and see how well it’s growing. The bigger the page’s grow then the more awareness there will be and in turn this will help to reduce the stigma. Personality Disorder does sometimes get misrepresented by the media or misunderstood and misjudged my the general public. Gosh a lot of mis’s there, ha ha!
I have been up early again this morning as my little cat Lucky decided it would be nice to wake me up at 04:30! As usual he sits in a box on top of a cabinet by my bedroom door meowing! Should he not get attention from that then he will start pushing the door with his paw which bangs and wakes me up. Little sod, gotta love him but think I may need a nap at some point today……..
Wow, what a week it has been, from the minute the wristbands went live, I haven’t stopped, they are have been flying out like no tomorrow. I haven’t stopped, if have been either working on the computer / page, taking orders, printing, sticking, stamping, packing and sending, lol. I have been up and down to post office’s getting all the items sent and before I know it is start’s again, it’s been great. Half of the bands have now sold which was faster than I thought so now it’s a case of getting the other half sold then I can work out the donations. I have been wondering whether to get some PDSN bookmarks the next time as there will be less hassle with the posting should I decide to do it again. The problem is; Royal Mail’s daft 5mm depth rule, it could at least be 12mm then it would have made life a bit easier, he he. Here is the link to the Wristbands as many have been asking, you can find them on this page here: http://personalitydisordersupportnetwork.com/pdsn-wristbands/
Last night we went for a meal at the training college, haven’t been there for ages and it’s good to support what they do and also get some amazing discounted food. The theme of the meal was Alice In Wonderland and there was a big table set up like a tea party and we all sat round the edges. All three courses were yummy I have to admit and I needed to go to bed not long after we came home as I had eaten so much and I was very worn out.
I got some more tickets for the football next week too, as I am a carer we also get those discounted and the one I look after is an avid fan so going to look forward to that. The first game I went to we won 6-0 so hopefully we will have a good win again when we when go this time too. I am not really into football either but going to a live game and watching it, is a whole new thing and the buzz is great!
Time to get some more Wristbands ready for posting now…
Oh and PDSN is getting some great ranking on Google, page one and two, woo-hoo!
Wow what an amazing day yesterday was, it was the first day of BPD awareness month and got an amazing response for the PDSN wristbands. The thing is I hadn’t planned the wristbands for that reason in fact, that was just destiny I guess although the 1st of May was an incentive to then get it done. I was having some problems with Royal Mail’s new pricing structure so I needed to be fair and make sure I got all the posting prices correct until the bands went live. The next problem was getting the payment page to look right, I was having some problems with the text and the photo’s and spent many hours tweaking it, getting it right. Got there in the end, after nearly pulling my hair out, lol, I have a little OCD too so needed it to look good and say what it needed to.
Literally 2 minutes after posting the buying link the orders started coming, I couldn’t believe it and it carried on right until the time that I went to bed. My printing labels wouldn’t work so it meant a little more work printing onto paper and using tape and I had to fill and stamp all the envelopes also. Mind you when we suffer with something like this, there is nothing better than something to keep you occupied and what a great reason also!
So I have my first bag of PDSN merchandise ready to take down to the post office this morning to add the extra postage onto and send out to all the lovely people. Once all the money has been calculated I will be able to reveal more about what will be happening with the profits made from the sale. I made the wristbands slightly cheaper than my original prices so they were more reasonable and also worked out a special offer too. Having said that, there is still going to be money left over which I will be putting to a great cause once I have done all my calculations.
So yes it’s a MASSIVE thank you to everyone that has supported this and also to ALL who are supporting my page’s. I am honoured that people have taken on board what I am trying to do and this will give me the strength to CARRY ON! ♥