Why a blog now?
Well, I did have one a while ago (Bradwell’s World). When I first moved to Rockbourne I embarked on a totally different lifestyle than the one my friends and family were used to seeing, so I thought they may like to see what I was up to – livestock that we were rearing, things we were planting and harvesting from the allotment – but it was only invited friends that were able to view it! I didn’t think that it was going to be interesting /funny/ informative enough for complete strangers to read it – I have lifted the restrictions so you can all view it now.
Having just read through it myself, it maybe wasn’t that bad! I might resurrect it as a lot has changed in my world over the last 5 years! Watch this space!
My need for a blogging space has now resurfaced. I am not working a ‘proper job’ so I feel a need to connect with my friends so they can see what I’m up to! I have more to share than can be put into bite-sized snippets on Twitter, or status updates on Facebook. I have a website as I want people to be able to read about my business from anywhere, but it cost more to have a blog attached. I love my website, but it is not quick to update, and doesn’t work like a blog – you are supposed to overwrite the content – so I felt a blog was also needed to keep everything recorded.
I also felt motivated to blog by reading about the Ultimate Blog Challenge on Dorset Business Mother of the Year 2010 – Joanne Dewberry’s website. Notice how I procrastinated enough to not start it in time for January 1st! In my defence though, I didn’t find out about it until Sunday afternoon, and I knew it would take hours days to choose the template, as of course that is the most important thing!
ANYWAY – it’s here, at last, and I can’t wait to tell you about new products literally as they are being made, be able to share photos and keep you all in the ‘Parkside’ loop!