promote the shop but very quickly my blog became something else…
Suddenly it became this kind of creative outlet where I had compulsively share the things that I found beautiful and that inspired me.
My mum always told me “keep your life private”, “don’t mix business and pleasure”, “don’t share your life with people you don’t know…”, “keep your distance with staff” (this last one makes me cringe!)…well obviously I didn’t listen to any of that and I’m cool with it.
If I had listened to everything people said to me, I don’t think I would have achieved half of the things I did, let alone started my buisness. Sometimes, you have to follow your own guts and go with YOUR flow.
Back to the subject of my question, I’m asking this because after 9 years in business, there are still people that haven’t registered that I’ve got a shop (and at the end of the day, I still have a business to promote), others who surprisingly buy from the shop but haven’t realised I’m blogging and some like Holly, who thought I was only blogging about the business.
So back to the subject of my question, I just wanted to check how you felt about it.
Usually when I write about new products, I’m dead excited about it because I only source things I love.
I don’t really look at historical sale figures. It wouldn’t really work for the concept of our collection and style, instead I follow my guts (and sometimes I’m wrong but most of the time, I have a good guts feeling about things that are going to work) and also because products that hit the roof will be some left-field gems that I have discovered and you didn’t even know you wanted :-)
The only time, it bores me to death to write about our collection is during Christmas time, which funnily enough, is the most important trading period for us, and exactly when I should be blogging about our product range but I’ve always blogged when I felt like it and as soon as you introduce the notion of “have to” in blogging, it takes the fun away.
So if you have a minute, I would love to know your opinion on this.
Each season, I try to find some beautiful throws that will be perfect to curl up on the sofa with the kids and this year, I LOVE the muted colours of these ones. To top it up, they have matching cushions and they are more affordable than the “Feel Good” throws we had last year (now sold out) so I think they will go down a storm at Christmas :-)
What do you think?
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