Why I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than go networking

I’ve discovered I need a wine straw. And a butler. And possibly a winch. 

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See, yesterday Joe and I and three friends walked 19 miles along the Ridgeway from a little village called Aldbury in preparation for a 26 mile overnight sponsored walk we’re doing in June.

I don’t think I’ve ever perambulated myself that far before under my own steam and I hurt.

I’m writing this from Cork, by the way. I arrived at 10am. Which meant I had to get up at 4.45 this morning. Because I’m a fecking idiot who couldn’t organise a piss-up in a pub. But that’s by the by. I’m sure I’ll start to feel human again soon, after I’ve had a bath and a snooze.

In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to write this because I didn’t write a blog post yesterday. I had every good intention, but when we staggered through our friend’s front door, I fell into a bottle of Prosecco, nose-dived into cheese, and drowned in TV and just didn’t get around to it.

Which is pretty rare for me and I’ve been feeling like something is wrong all day because of it.

There’s a lesson there: cultivate good habits (like emailing every day) and you’ll feel weird when you miss one.

Anyway – I’m really writing today to tell you that I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than go to a networking event. Want to know how to get your business noticed in non-networking ways? Grab a copy of my book, Business For Superheroes and find out.



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

PS Our walk yesterday was magical. If you’ve never done the Ridgeway walk, make time to do it. Preferably at this time of year. It was like fairyland and I loved it. Look. Then go and buy a copy of my book and get cracking on improving your business.

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