There seems to be a few distinct groups of people in this tech savvy world we live in – those who blog as their business, those who blog about their business, those who follow, and let’s not forget about those who don’t have a clue what a blog is. I’m sad to say that that before I met Annie Sloan, I was definitely in the latter category. Annie was the first person to expose me to the idea of a blogger and I questioned how this could be so popular. I didn’t know enough to embrace it. I started to dabble and read and bounce around to get familiar with this whole new virtual world of creativity.
At that time, life was moving way too fast. I just introduced Annie’s products to the US and recruited my first 7 Stockists. Within the same breath, I made a decision to bring Annie Sloan to the US for her first American Tour, plan the kick-off in New Orleans on March 1, 2011, and was trying to finish my new home…all while I was about 37 weeks pregnant with a BIG baby boy. I can honestly say I would pat my belly every day and say to Christian, “be a good little baby and stay in there until we kick off the Tour.” He did listen!
During this crazy time, my Stockist Patty Seaman from New Jersey, mentioned that she was contacted by a DIY blogger, Miss Mustard Seed, and asked if I would be willing to send her some product to try. Of course I would- sounded like a great idea! Little did I know that Miss Mustard Seed would change my perceptions of blogs FOREVER! On March 17, 2001 she posted this.