When I began blogging many moons ago, this blog was simply a place for me to showcase my work. Nothing more, nothing less. But since then, I have grown up (only a little), learnt a lot, had another baby, moved across the country, sprouted some grey hairs...and changed my goal posts in relation to beading.
I'm beginning to sell my work (exciting!), fill custom orders (humbling!), enter competitions (scary!), write tutorials (time-consuming!), aim for publication (eep!), etc, etc, ad infinitum, ad nauseum...
I have been contemplating the change for some time, and now the time is right for a number of reasons. The main reason being that I have had numerous people complain that they cannot access my Bead Fetish blog because of the word 'fetish' in the URL. Having lived under my stay-at-home-mum rock for the last few years, I didn't realise that 'fetish' was such a unsavoury word. My bad! So it must go. The time has come for me to step away from the Bead Fetish banner and get serious.
So, what to call my new blog and business...?
After brain-storming with myself and getting nowhere fast, I asked my ever-supportive and brilliant husband, Anthony, for his opinion. He said, 'Why don't you just use your own name.' Bingo! So that is what I am doing. Belinda Saville. Nothing fancy. Nothing cute and kitschy. But it's me, and it's real.
As I don't want to lose all of you, my dear readers and supporters, I am giving you this forewarning so you can still follow me in cyber space!
In one week's time, that is Monday 21 March, I will be moving my blog to:
Unfortunately, when I change my blog URL you will not automatically be following me. So each and every one of you will need to find me at http://belindasaville.blogspot.com/ after Monday 21 March and hit the pretty 'Follow' button again. Yes I knoooow, it is such a bother! But I don't plan on changing my name anytime soon, so this URL is sticking ;-)
I will keep Bead Fetish simply as a link to my new blog, but I plan on exporting every Bead Fetish post over to the new blog. Unless, of course, the whole import/export blog thingamajig doesn't work, in which case I will be curled up in the foetal position on the floor, intermittently sucking my thumb and howling like a baby. Just kidding ;-) It WILL work and I will NOT lose all of my precious blog posts! *prays to the Blogger Gods*
It will be the same old me, I promise. Just a better and beadier me! ;-)
Thank you for all your support over the last few years! I can't express in words how much your kind words and encouragement mean to me. I wouldn't be where I am without you!
I look forward to continuing this journey with you down the yellow bead road...wherever it may lead us :-)