Friday, July 30, 2010

Why am I Doing This?

When I told my former boyfriend that I was going to start a blog he said,"Why? You don't have anything to say!"

Now you know why he is "former" boyfriend.

But his question is a good place to start - Why am I doing this?

I am blogging because:

- I need to get these words out of me and onto a page. There are stories in my head just wiggling around trying to get out.

- I need to start promoting this fashion that is my dream. If this business is going to make money it has to be online.

- I want to have a job that allows me full freedom. It seems the only way I can do that is to make my own job. Promote! Market! Do it!

- I hate networking. I mean, I really hate it. If I had the money to hire someone to do it for me I would. But the beauty of a blog is that it allows me to keep my taciturn personality and just "put it out there". People can choose to read it or not based on their interest.  And I won't have any crazy men approaching me and have to urgently exit with graceful strategies.

- A blog is a great way to tell the world what I'm doing and may get people interested in me and the vision and could even generate sales!

- I DO have something to say.  I've started a fashion business that has a socially responsible vision. I'm building this business on a shoe-string budget without credit cards, loans, or start-up capital. I've traveled to India (by myself) to source fabric and work with a womens' non profit organization. (Talk about adventurous!) I've journeyed to Peru to develop relationships with artists and sell their work. I've had three years of sales experience working directly with customers. I've had a business partnership that didn't work out. ALL of these topics could be of interest to somebody.

Now that we're all clear, let's publish.

It's time to do this.