If only a real life facelift were as painless and stress free as a facelift for this website, I think I’d have gone under the scalpel years ago!
Today you may notice a few, some fairly subtle, changes around here. We have given the blog its fourth major refresh, which I suppose is quite a few for a site that is only eight years old, but hey, I like to keep things moving.
Please take a look around. We have a new section for press, and new categories and sub categories for the blog posts. You have a direct link to My Stylish French Box in the header and we’ll soon be filming some more videos that you’ll be able to see here. It is more the layout and structure that has been revamped rather than the content. The aim of course being to make it all more simple to navigate.
And there are plenty of links to find our other social media, because who today can hope to exist online without all the tassels and trims? And that is what I’d like to talk to you about.
I am by no means a giant on social media, but thanks to the blog, I do have a fun presence on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. Just big enough to give me some good communication tools and a little street credibility.
I am sometimes asked about how to grow social media pages or how to grow an audience for a blog. There is a lot of information out there, but my answer is invariably “Be yourself, follow your heart, write sincerely and take nice pictures”
As with most things in life, love and enjoyment are the secret. If you love the subject you are posting about, and if you enjoy the act of sharing then I believe that will be appreciated by your readers. In the blogging world, we all need each other. I could never have started my blog unless a couple of other bloggers kindly included me in their blogroll. Using a tool like a blog or a media page that can reach a good number of people is fun, but it’s also a privilege. I like to think these tools are never better used than when I am using them to share a person, or a place or a brand that I love.
And talking of sharing on social media, I am particularly honoured and happy today to be invited to take over the Instagram page of the beautiful Country Home Magazine. A big Bonjour and Welcome to any new readers that have come here from Country Home. Please take a look around and don’t hesitate to drop us a line here if you have any questions.
The illustrations for this post are by my highly gifted friend Céline Chollet, who is also our resident artist at My Stylish French Box this year. Proof that one of the real pleasures of having a blog and social media, is the opportunities that it gives us to share our talented friends.
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend, come rain or shine. And looking forward to sharing my French Country weekend on the Country Home Magazine Instagram page.