I never wanted to have to write this post and I never could have predicted that I would have to write it either, but some changes have happened that are pretty significant and will change what you see here. I have left my job, my security blanket and my editing role at Channel Mum. I am also no longer a ‘Channel Mum Vlogger’.
I am… *cue Celine Dion “All by myself”.
I have been with Channel Mum since the early days and in that time I like to think I did help. I helped them with content ideas and edits, I helped them grow the community of Channel Mum vloggers and I helped them tell stories. Stories from other mums, about mums, my stories, their stories and I loved being their story-teller, but I am learning through experience and trial and error that I cannot commit to a story that I do not believe in. They say that “your vibe attracts your tribe”, so I don’t quite understand how they even let me in…I have never hidden a courgette in a cupcake or will ever shop in Primark, let alone create a ‘Primark Haul’. I have and will always be the sweary mum, complete with top knot and a ketchup/toothpaste stain down my tits. If Channel Mum were ‘The Spice Girls’ then I would be Geri, but don’t worry I have no intention of bringing back the bolero shrug. I am however about to go solo.
Going solo for me, means the gift of time and I am not taking this gift for granted. I love writing on this blog, no I am not trained, no I am not going to get a book deal, no I am not going to get published in the Huffington Post, but for me it is important. I love over-sharing (if you hadn’t guessed from my YouTube videos, Instagram feed and Twitter account) and I am honest. Not honest to be polite, not honest to get a point across…just honest, because who has time for anything else? So I intend to spend proper time here, writing, sharing and actually hitting the publish button and I am excited. This blog, my space on the world wide web was the first thing that got neglected when I went back to work and so I am grateful to have such a loyal following who are still here and have the patience of saints. Thank you.
Since announcing my leave from Channel Mum I have been asked if I will continue making videos. The answer is and will always be ‘hell yeah’. Video and Youtube is where I started and where I will continue to be, but with the ‘day job’ out of the picture, I am hoping to have more time and head space to create more content. I would love to create more than one video per week and I would love to create content that I would want to watch. I feel like I am getting my channel back and I am bloody excited.
Lastly I want to collaborate, through Instagram and Twitter I have had the opportunity to meet women who are more supportive than a push up bra and I am learning that nothing really matters other than the way we treat each other. The impact that we have on other peoples lives is far more important than the views into them.
Watch this space.