Olly Browning


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I'm a freelance designer and occasional writer based in London, originally from the little island of Guernsey, in the English Channel. @yourolly on Twitter

Joined 02 January 2019.

Total writing: 20 days.

Total word count: 11575 words (578 words on average per post)

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Getting back to myself, part 2: Back to work

2 years ago, for day 74 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

Last time, I wrote about how moving apartments took all the wind out of my sails. This time, I wanted to talk about the second biggest reason for my daily-writing-silence: my work dried up. I used to hate admitting that I didn't have work, because it always felt like admitting...

Getting back to myself, part 1: Back home.

2 years ago, for day 73 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

If I felt bad the first time I missed my writing streak β€” by a day β€” then I certainly wasn't prepared for my return to writing this time… a full two months since my last post. I don't even recognise some parts of Write Together now. Look at all...


3 years ago, for day 22 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

Good news: we have found a new flat to rent, made an offer on it, and it's even been accepted. Miraculous. Bad news: it's now thrown me into the hell that is going through the sign-up process, referencing, and the slight matter of having to pay 6 months rent upfront...

The joys of the night in

3 years ago, for day 19 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

One thing I learned very quickly after moving to London was: as nice as it is having a packed calendar and plenty of events/shows/catch-ups to attend, it's also super easy to overbook yourself. Without really paying attention you find yourself saying 'yes' to an invitation and before you know it...

Fizzled Out: Why I'm Done With My SodaStream

3 years ago, for day 18 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

It feels like a bit of a copout, but I've had a wild day, so I hope you enjoy this post I wrote a few months back but haven't had a chance to post on Write Together yet. Just because I don’t live back home (on the island of Guernsey)...

Please spare me from estate agents.

3 years ago, for day 17 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

One of the most loathsome parts about moving flat is actually just finding the right flat to move into. Luckily, this time around I've got time to move and developed a thicker skin, which means I've learnt to not get too emotional about prospective places. Yes, you might view a...

The woes of trade shows

3 years ago, for day 16 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

Following on from my post just yesterday about the trials and tribulations of tidying up, I've been thinking a lot about the fact I'd managed to amass more than 30 tote bags from various trade shows and promotional events over the past couple of years. It made me realise how...


3 years ago, for day 15 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

I've probably ranted about it already, but I'm in the midst of moving flats right now. I'm already exhausted and we've not even found which flat we're going to move into yet. I'm currently in a struggle between working out move dates, wrapping things up with the existing flat, and...

On BrenΓ© Brown and Surviving Burnout

3 years ago, for day 14 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

I had been a fan of BrenΓ© Brown for a long time. You might know her from her pretty famous TEDx talk where she discussed the power of vulnerability, the impact it can have on our lives, as well as her own life and experiences with vulnerability as a research...

I was wrong. Being good at Twitter does not make you an interesting person.

3 years ago, for day 13 by Olly Browning πŸ’˜

This post will, eventually, be refined and form part of a much longer read I'm working on about my rapidly-changing relationship with (and, frankly, addiction to) social media. I'm in the midst of a sort of "Twitter comedown" right now, for lack of a better phrase. It wasn't until very...

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