Explanation and Apology

Skywriting ApologySo I learned a remarkably valuable lesson this summer:  if you cancel your blog hosting for three months, your blog disappears forever.

Ta-da!  Everything I blogged from January to June no longer exists.  Well, I have the photos, along with the dozens of outtakes, but I don’t have a clue what I wrote about.  So my deepest apologies to those of you who were following this blog earlier, for such is the ephemeral transience of life.

Actually, it works out pretty well.  I took a break from blogging in late spring, when I was overwhelmed with work schedules and auditions and just couldn’t find the time to write anything.  In a fit of pique over some technological problems with the blog (including not being able to back it up), I cancelled my hosting.  (Somehow I thought WordPress would have everything stored; nope, that would be GoDaddy, my host…)  Then over the summer, a fairly quiet time in NYC, I began to try my hand at writing more in general, and blog posts were a natural result of that creative blossoming.

The only problem was that they were a bit of a departure from my previous fashion-centered approach.  Sure, I’d dabbled in feminist ponderings and a few more intellectual moments, but by and large, Gingham and Steel was a fashion blog.  So these new blog posts I’d created, much more reflective of my eclectic mind, were going to be a slight leap, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to explain it to you all.

Well, having to start over from scratch is the best answer ever!  New design (sans technological issues), new content – it’s the new Gingham and Steel.  I hope you’ll come with me for the ride.

And don’t worry – every now and then, there’ll be a fashion post.  I may be busy, but I’m still a woman. 🙂

What do you think of the new look?  Any content you’d love to see?

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/25792994@N04/5299579966/”>butupa</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>cc</a>

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