Some of you already know. A tiny proportion of you have you heard some false things flying around. The majority of you don't know and probably don't care as what I do outside of this 1280 x 1024 screen doesn't impact on you at all.
I've resigned from my role as commissioning editor of DazedDigital.com. By the by, it's ok if you didn't know/care that I had a job outside of popping around the screen in cute outfits. I'll still be contributing to Dazed in some capacity but I have decided for reasons I won't go into that I wish to concentrate on the blog and other projects. I didn't want to have to write this at all because it is completely pointless in relation to the blog but there were some horrid rumours flying around that I had been fired, which literally gave me red bulbous hives at fashion week and in my own nitpicking defensiveness, I had to set the record straight.
I have no concrete plans, no next job lined up, no clue as to what I'm going to do. This could well mean I'm going to be looking at tins of baked beans for a while, at odd job ads that I would never have considered and perhaps I'll be spending a bit more time scrubbing away at stubborn floor stains that just won't go away. A listless housewife existence is calling to me I feel.
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Obviously working for Dazed afforded me some very fortunate opportunities - namely going to shows during fashion weeks. Ah, the obsession of every fashion blogger coming up the ranks. So much has been said this season in particular, about the number of bloggers sitting in front row, sitting elsewhere or merely being present. It does need to be stated that most shows I've attended in the past two years has been on behalf of Dazed which has put me in a weird position for the future. As a blogger and nothing else, as of this moment now, I don't think I'll be fighting my way into shows purely because I don't feel like I've earned that right yet. I've witnessed enough smirks, catty remarks and jeering comments to know that bloggers from the point of view of certain parts of the industry, aren't really gaining the respect that many people think they are and I'm including myself in that category. If I'm brutally honest, I'm not even all that riled up about it either. There are many that do deserve to be there but I'm not sure if I'm one of them. I for one would rather stay away from the battleline especially when much of what I write about doesn't really need to involve a show ticket bumfight. So, in short. Less shows. Less "Look what I wore outside at the Tulieries". Unless the job situation changes that is.
I will be blogging a bit more frequently. I always do have a lot of post ideas on the go of which many I've had to kill off due to time constraints. Hopefully this new period of err…well…nothingness will mean more blogging and maybe some more evolved ideas.
There are *gasp* ads on the side of the blog. Sometimes, there are *double gasp* two. Hopefully they haven't been completely killing your time on the blog. If so, you can always surf away. They will continue to be there. Just think of it as Susie's rent floating around there in chunks. That might make me a sell-out in some respects but that doesn't make me impartial either. Not unless an ad for Roberto Cavalli popped up. That would be taking it too far.I may give the blog a further design tweak but nothing dramatic.
If I'm honest I'm scared of the future but I'm also secretly excited too… it's going to be a rough ride traversing between fear and intrepidness.