Well, this is all very exciting.
Not only am I moving geographically, from here:
|Edgeley, Stockport – photo by Mr Bossa|
…I am also moving my blog to another site.
I won’t bore you with all the technical reasons – though I have been craving a site that lets me to spend more time blogging and less time faffing about with line-spacing – but I also wanted to make my site easier for readers to use.
Some of you may remember that I carried out a survey recently, and I’ve been dying to act on the comments and suggestions. I’m not going to carry on with a dry analysis of stats, might I add, but I would like to thank those of you who took the time to give me your opinions. There were some fantastic comments, and some great constructive criticism.
What did the survey tell me?
Aside from the style of writing/voice, I was glad to see such a positive response to the crossover of ‘fashion/social issues‘; I’ve only recently begun to incorporate my feminist views into this blog. As I have discussed in the past, it’s not easy talking about potentially controversial issues on an otherwise light-hearted blog, but I’m enjoying the challenge, and it’s good to see that some of you are with me.
I was also pleasantly surprised to see a positive response to outfit posts. I admitted a while back that posting photos of myself – however sexy the shoes – wasn’t my favourite pastime, and how things have changed. I never would have imagined myself buying orange silk trousers, never mind wearing them on here. Thanks for the words of encouragement, folks! And watch out!
So why move?
One: Quite a few of you said you had trouble with the commenting system.
I can understand this. I chose the current one so I could respond individually to comments, but I’ve since learnt that it can be plain hard work for people. I don’t want that. On my new site I’ll have a simpler system!
Two: Frequency of posts.
Of the 22 people who answered, 18 said they would prefer to see more frequent posts (thank you!) as I average out now to roughly once a week.
Luckily, that’s pretty much in line with what I want, and I think that using a simpler system will mean I can write more and worry less about the technicalities that make posting more time-consuming than it needs to be. Win-win, eh?
I’m building up to the changeover, and the good news is: you shouldn’t have to do anything. I’m aiming to get everything done by Sunday 8th of May…so bear with me til then, and keep your fingers crossed it all goes smoothly.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll keep reading – not least for the next installment from the Feminist Fashion Bloggers on Wednesday 11th May. Thanks again for your comments, support and input – you’re fantastic.
Thanks for reading,
Mrs B x