From blog to business and back again
Hello there lovely readers! I hope you are having a good day. I am here today to share some news about my blogging and this blog. If you have followed me for a long time you might remember how this blog all started. It was called ‘The Startup Wife’ and I wrote it at first as a way of getting my head around the crazy life of the wife of an entrepreneur who was working insane hours in London, while I went slowly mad in a small town in the home counties with our 3 young children. This was before we had 4 little ones. And before we’d worked out that my work was kind of important too! (Not that either of us every belittled anything I was doing at the time but the all in focus had to be on Stef's company at the time).
I blogged to help me live my best life. I loved it. It connected me to people all over the world even on the days when I didn't venture further than the local park. As well as writing and sharing to keep sane it was also part of a bigger plan to build my own business. It was great for that too. Fast forward a few years and that entrepreneur working insane hours is now working with me full time from home!
Blog to Business
The Start-Up Wife changed it's name to Makelight when I saw that my workshops were becoming popular and the work I was doing alongside the blog was growing. Along the way this blog had to grow with Makelight and I haven’t always been able to write what I’ve wanted to. The space has changed. I went from blog to business and it's amazing and wonderful that I did that and it's totally right that my blogging space became our blogging space and it moved from a personal space to a business space.
It all makes sense and I don't have any regrets about how I have build Makelight out of my blog but jeez I have missed having my own space. A space where I can write in a way that feels totally free.
This month we have been focussing on blogging in the Makelight Membership, so I have been really thinking about all of this a lot more than usual. I read this great piece in our new Makelight Medium Publication by one of our members, Bex of Cup of Tea and a Bex and I thought yes, this is what writing a personal blog is all about. I really remembered the importance of writing for myself....even if there is no-one reading it. I lead a very full life, our house is a busy one and sometimes I just need a little space to call my own...even if it is a virtual one.
And back again
So, this blog is going to become my very own Journal (because for years I've wanted a journal instead of a blog .... totally the same thing of course but I do love the name so much more!) and Makelight will have its own blog where Stef and I will both write. Stef needs to work some tech magic to make this happen and we’re having a bit of a crazy week here, doing that stressful ‘startup life behind the scenes stuff that you can only talk about at some point in the future’ and also trying to get everything sorted before half-term begins on Friday afternoon. Sorting out my blogging space has understandably slipped to the bottom or our to-do list.
But…in my true style I’m just going to get on with it as if the top of this page and the URL and whatever else may happen here have changed. It will change all in good time and I’m hoping that you’ll just imagine it’s all sorted and just enjoy the posts I’m going to share here!
I hope you will stick with me! xo