My virtual diary has never been this busy. Speed networking, catch-up Zooms, Eurovision parties, Friday afternoon drinks and even a murder mystery. The variety has been great, but the opening question is always: “So, how has copywriting in Milton Keynes been during the lockdown?”
And, while I politely smile and say “everything is great, thank you for asking. How’s [insert profession] going for you?”, there’s actually a lot more I’d like to say.
So here’s a blog about it.
I love writing and I love Milton Keynes, so I’m pretty happy with the current set-up. In particular:
As you’ll know, I write across all industries but I’m particularly popular in the eCommerce tech sector. And, thankfully, this sector is booming.
An increase in online orders has given new and existing eCommerce businesses the reason to invest in tech and outsourced fulfilment — giving software and logistics companies plenty to blog about for SEO and knowledge sharing.
More web copy
The lockdown has also provided less busy businesses with an opportunity to give their own website some TLC.
I’ve been involved in a variety of web copy projects — helping brands discover and capture their voice throughout their website.
I’ve always known that Milton Keynes has a lot more to offer than roundabouts and concrete cows, but the lockdown has really opened my eyes. Miles upon miles of woodlands, parklands, lakes, villages and fields has made me fall in love with MK all over again.
The perfect setting when I need some copy inspiration.
The not-so good
Of course, it hasn’t all been roses. Aside from living through a serious pandemic and trying to get my all-of-a-sudden social butterfly grandparents to stay in, being a copywriter in Milton Keynes during the lockdown has also resulted in:
I’m a copywriter for a variety of businesses, big and small, in Milton Keynes. Unfortunately, some of my smaller clients have furloughed their staff and put their blogs on hold. This is completely understandable but it doesn’t make me miss these clients any less.
I don’t think I’m alone having some teething problems with my new lockdown colleagues. Different music tastes, clashing lunchtimes, and an inability to recognise my “do not disturb” face made the first few weeks tough, but we got there.
Working from home
Before the lockdown, I spent 70% of my time working from home and 30% of my time working at a client’s. I didn’t think I’d have a problem working from home all of the time — I’m lucky enough to have an office and I really appreciate being able to give my copy some one-on-one time. However, I’m struggling. Working, exercising and socialising at home has led to me working more and relaxing less.
So, what does the future look like for this Milton Keynes copywriter? Hopefully, bright. I’m already seeing an increase in businesses “getting back to it” and kickstarting their blogs and social media content.
Like everyone else, I’m far from back to normal, but this is an exciting opportunity to redefine what normal is.
Want to redefine your normal with a Milton Keynes copywriter?
If the lockdown has made you realise that your business needs a blog (or doesn’t need you writing it) get in touch.
I’m a Milton Keynes copywriter with a knack for turning words into lovable, engaging and impactful content for your audience.