Happy New Year!

Hello readers! I’m happy to say, I’m back!

I knew almost as soon as I said goodbye that I wanted to continue blogging in some capacity, I value the community here too much to quit completely, but I needed to find a way forward. I think with the benefit of hindsight, because Florence Finds has changed so much since the beginning, it felt wrong to be continually winding down and I needed a clean break to start again. With that in mind, I will be here on a complete ad-hoc basis. If I have something to say, and the time to say it, I will!

I think part of the problem, aside from work, becoming a mother and that little thing called ‘life’ getting in the way, the way I blog has changed massively in the 3+ years since I started Florence Finds. Initially it was very much magazine style with snippets I found everywhere, but over time it has evolved to become a completely personal blog, a place where I share my inspiration and choices. Instead of pinching a couple of stock images of a moisturiser and babbling my thoughts on it, now a typical post documents something I did or am planning and a room update for example requires me to tidy,(!) photograph it, edit the photos, write the post and put all sorts of links in. They are much more time consuming than they were. I used to wrestle with my lack of appetite for trawling the online sites for a new ‘party dress review’ but I have come to terms with just sharing my life now, as I have always just wanted others to have the benefit of my experiences (good or bad,) and to gain the wisdom of so many others doing the same things and going through the same life stages. 🙂 So here I am again.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year… I won’t be doing a traditional January Joy series, in that it won’t be pre-planned, but I think my blog posts throughout the month will reflect the general theme of ‘January Joy’ so I hope you enjoy reading them. I’ll be back with my resolutions tomorrow (as I felt they deserved a fresh post!)

If you are reading this… thanks for sticking around 😉

Rebecca x

32 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Fab news!! I really appreciate how ‘real your posts are.They really struck a chord with me whilst I was pregnant and navigating my child’s first year. You’ve been missed.

  2. You were very much missed! Welcome Back!

    Personal life-y, holiday, house, Bea type posts are my favourite!

    Lots of Love x

  3. Yay! Welcome back 🙂

    Looking forward to your posts and like Becca said above, the house, lifestyle and Bea posts are my faves xx

  4. Woo! So pleased. I’ve spent the last few days trawling through your holiday posts again thinking about an Easter break. Love reading your writing, whenever that is on whatever topic!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Really pleased you’re back – the real life posts are my favourite and with a 4 month old baby girl I still keep referring to all your baby posts!

  6. Yay! Really pleased you’re blogging again 🙂 Have always come back to reference posts of yours on interiors and baby stuff! Happy New Year 🙂

  7. Happy new year! I’m also glad to hear you will be blogging again, and I agree with the others that your real life posts are my favourite, although I can appreciate they take longer to put together for you! Look forward to reading your posts again, and an ad hoc basis is ideal as I often don’t have time to read blogs daily now anyway! X

  8. So pleased to see you back. I’ve been re reading all the baby posts as we’ve reached each stage, currently BLW and your post and all the comments on it have been really helpful.
    Best wishes for an amazing 2016. Xx

  9. Happy new year, Rebecca. I’m in the same position blog-wise – can only post when I’ve finished a project, photographed it, edited the images, and written the text. Nothing wrong with a bit of slow blogging though, nothing at all. In fact, in a sea of monetised posts I personally find it refreshing x

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