Earlier in the week when I launched Maman Pages I promised you all a little update on how things are going over at CheltenhamMaman HQ and today the family and I are off on our holibobs and what better way to sign out from the site for a little while than to fill you all in on why I’m really ready for a break (aren’t we all?)
It’s been a crazy year and most weeks I have the standard ups and downs about this wonderful creation/untamable beast. In fact many of you may have read the interview I did with the wonderful Fleur or Belle Enfant a few weeks ago when she mentioned that they are starting to think about employing some staff. I published it on a day when I was having all the wobbles about the site and whether I have the strength and the willpower to keep on pushing to make a go of it and that day ended with me sending her an email to enquire about the job. Thank god that as a fellow MumBoss she was having none of it and in the kindest way imaginable told me to keep on at it. I spend my life telling the start ups that I work with that Rome wasn’t built in a day and at times it seems I could do with reminding myself of this!
The thing is it’s really hard work and though I spend perhaps a day a week prancing about as a blogger or presenting at an event I actually spend four or five times that in my little cave of an office (the corner of my bedroom – don’t ask about the piles of laundry always sitting behind me) tip tapping away at my computer….. and making stuff happen. That’s the hardest thing about life as an entrepreneur… nothing happens unless you make it happen which will make these next few weeks very strange for me indeed!
So many people still don’t understand how the site can ever be a viable business and at times I struggle to explain it to them myself but the way I see it is that you, the reader, my audience deserve the best mothering experience Gloucestershire has to offer. As long as I can feed you with what you need…. great content, interesting points of view, new friends at events and the knowledge that you are not alone then you’ll stick by me and put up with the odd blog or social media post where I am obviously flogging my wares to keep the kids in school trousers (will those boys EVER stop growing) and myself in prosecco.
So it’s going okay but there is more work to be done to make my new little baby a forever thing. Thanks to all of you who have stuck with it and support it by Pushing It Real Good, MumBossing it, booking tickets for events, reading, laughing at my awful jokes, not pointing out the spelling mistakes I have failed to edit out of blogs and telling your friends about the site. You’re all gems and I love you to bits.
If I could ask one more teensy thing from you? Let me have your comments – comment on the blog (yep just a few lines down from here), comment on my social media posts and send me messages to let me know what you love and what you hate. The numbers tell me you’re out there but when I’m feeling tired and hormonal I convince myself you’re all just people I used to go to school with logging on to have a laugh at that loony kid with the braces and boobs that were way too big for a nine year old (let’s hope the Bébé escapes that.)
Hope those of you having staycations, holidays, working on through or just long old summers at home with the small people have a great one. Over and out for a couple of weeks.
Thanks to Little Cheltenham for the pics.
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