I am very happy with the response I received from the first Bardot editorial I posted, this makes me so proud of my team an happy that our work is being adored by the people that give me the opportunity to even have a blog. It feels so wonderful to be creative, play with fashion from the brands I respect so much and tell a story through only a few stills from a big production of a group of creatives. I remember back in 2011, I did a photo shoot for the blog and the styling, hair and make-up was very couture (the way I like it) and a reader made a comment about it saying “It’s all well and good for a magazine but don’t you think its a bit much for a blog?” Back then, I had only been blogging one year. I was really proud of this shoot I did and really excited to share it, but this one comment, stuck with me to this day. I read it and immediately I questioned myself. I thought, maybe she is right, I was embarrassed and decided to strip it right back and do what all the other bloggers were doing at the time and stop the hair, the make-up and location and do it myself and take the photos on the street. I wonder, if I ignored that one comment where I would be now and if I continued to create blog editorials, much like a magazine, if perhaps I would be working for a magazine or have over 200k instagram followers? (Ok, instagram followers can easily be bought, so that was a bad example)
Today, I sit here typing and am so happy with the direction I am taking and not a single comment will make me question what I am doing, says-she-who-is-older-and-wiser. I have reversed my car to 2011 and have picked myself up and am cruising forward with the vision I had back then and will produce it today in 2015. I am sure many of you would have an example of one comment changing your path, isn’t it interesting to thing about? The blog post I talk about is here although the comments are missing since the blog re-design.