Ohmigosh! You're still here! It's been a year of radio silence.
Not so much as a single post.
My humble apologies to the three of you still browsing these pages.
By the end of last year, when my blog stats had reached pretty incredible heights and the more enterprising folks of this world would have started to, you know, monetize their random musings, I simply stopped writing.
Self sabotage much? I'll chalk it up to a temporary loss of confidence spurred on by the fear of suddenly having an audience and being found out as the hack I know in my soul sometimes feel I am.
That pity party of one is now officially over. How embarassing.
During the year of silence, we got a slobbery junkyard mutt, upped sticks and moved to Norcal and I took on a project to launch a new professional skincare range. Change and lots of it. All generally fun. Blogging was easy to ignore.
Honestly, I'm not sure I just want to pick up exactly where I left off anyway. Maybe something a little less traditionally bloggy? I mean, EVERYONE has a blog. Even freaking pets have blogs. I follow Linus the Boxer on Facebook.
Perhaps I just re-focus and figure out format later? After leaving my start-up a lifetime 4 years ago, I started this blog as a place to dump all the industry-related info I found on my travels around the world -- a beauty anthropologist-ethnologist of sorts. That's what it was meant for anyway, not making as many pennies as I can off of ad views or whatever.
Are you asleep yet?
Not terribly glamorous, I know. But the Anita Roddick-style beauty sleuthing has always been my bag.
I often wish my bag were, say, witty social commentary or thoughtful political analysis or some very important and stuffy aspect of the law... or something that makes me feel like more of an accomplished and/or talented adult in my eyes and those of my contemporaries. But it turns out I'm more interested in how Tahitians use Noni fruit than the minutae of contract law. Equally boring yet mine isn't a 'serious' topic, at least accordingly to serious people (or so I imagine). I digress...
It's lovely to see you (and Argus The Mutt says "woof" from the sun-dappled couch in my new office).
We'll see you again soon. xox