Yes you heard me right, it’s been 6 months of blogging to the day from ‘Mrs Fox’s’ and I can’t believe I have done it!
When I began this journey I just wanted a website for ‘Mrs Fox’s’ so people would be able to contact me, see my bouquets and get an idea of what vintage finds I would be taking to my next fair. The idea came after I went to my second fair when I meet a lady who was at least twice my age who said ‘You have to be on-line now a days for a business’. So I thought if she can do it – then why not give it a go?
The blog was something I liked the idea of but wasn’t really sure I would be able to do it or be any good at. Writing has always been really hard for me and not something that comes naturally. Since I was about 7 they thought I was dyslexic and after having tests it was clear I was. I have always thought it was such a bad name to give to a condition to people who cannot read and write very well. Still to this day I can’t spell it. It’s been a challenge in my life but I am proud to say it doesn’t stop me trying.
So with the help of my wonderful wife as my proof reader I started the world of blogging. I am so pleased I have and couldn’t image not knowing some of the people I have meet via this brave new social world of technology.
I couldn’t image not opening my emails in the morning to see Modflowers updates with her wonderful brightly coloured fabrics and creations she is working on.
I thank Vintagefrills for being one of the first people I reached out to and her lovely reply that was so welcoming to a lady new to the on-line vintage world.
Janet Webster has been great to talk to about vintage fairs as we do them from different ends of the UK.
Mason Bentley was one of the first companies that started following me and if they hadn’t I would not have known about their great business and my need to start saving so I can own of the amazing creations. I have my eye on a dress from the 2014 collection. What a talent.
Buttons and Birdcage is a blog that makes me see every clothes item I put down because they are ‘not quite right’ with another eye.
Finding time to blog has been hard at times and even though I am someone who is good with routine and planning sometimes life does just get in the way and this has been a challenge to work around.
In the last 6 months I have had a stall at 7 vintage fairs and this has been a great way to meet some amazing people in the vintage world near me and see if people like what I have to offer. To be able to say I have a blog / website has been a good way to stay in touch with these people.
So I may not have 1000 of followers but to me the fact I have any is amazing and I thank you all for your support and hope you continue to like what I write about. From aprons, table clothes or wedding ideas! For a girl who hated school the idea of doing English made her feel ill and in some ways blogging has helped me more than all those years of sitting in a class worrying. It’s been a way to write about what I love – vintage, fashion, style and fun and the fact some of you out there like it is a bonus!
So what do the next 6 months have in store for me? Who knows? I don’t think I will get 1000 of followers in that time or a book deal like Oh Joy! (another amazing blog and business women) but I hope to carry on writing 1-2 times a week, I aim to set up a small shop on-line (it’s odd for me as I love meeting people and talking but know it’s what needed to move the business plan forward). It is my aim to buy some great pieces for you out there to enjoy and I hope to get better at writing so the wife doesn’t have to do too much proof reading!
I may be a little fish in the blogging pond but I am pleased I had a go at putting on the armbands and trying…..
Let me know if you like what I’m up to.