Hello my lovely readers,
On Saturday I turned eighteen, which is a pretty significant age - here in the UK, at least. It's the age where you're legally considered an adult, so the list of things you can do expands drastically: from the typical such as buying alcohol to the more responsible such as having a credit card, the world is truly your oyster. It does come with a few drawbacks like paying adult rate for most things, but luckily student discounts are rife, so I still save a little in spite of my new age bracket.
As I'm transitioning into what I can only describe as the "real world", I feel like my blog and brand should evolve too in tandem with this turning point in my life. I know I'm hyperbolising to an extent (I don't feel particularly different from my days of being seventeen), but I'm also being truthful when I say that there is a lot of change on the horizon and many exciting things that are in the works. Ninety-nine percent of the incredible opportunities I've had in the last year and a half or so are thanks to this blog, and so I want it to stay with me in a sense as I continue to build and improve.
It's with the above in mind that I'd like to introduce you to Parisiemme, the continuation and development of this blog; think of it more like a sequel, rather than a spin-off. It will encompass all the same content and values, but shared in a slightly different and hopefully more digestible format; I of all people can understand that finding the time to read traditional blogs is becoming increasingly difficult - it's much easier to just scroll through an Instagram feed to see what someone is up to. However, there is something very satisfying about having that personal space which is all yours, for you to use how you wish; an online diary of sorts that puts the spotlight on your work and interests. There will always be a place for blogs, but only if as bloggers we can adapt to how people consume online content - so this is my response to society's ever-changing internet habits.
The key difference is that my Instagram posts will also be shared on the blog to ensure regular content and effectively offer you real-time updates, compared to the carefully curated posts you're probably used to in every blog you read. That being said, I completely appreciate the time and attention to detail that goes into the latter, so I still aim to create platform-specific content too which will be for those who want an even greater insight into what I do.
If you'd like to find out more, please read the introductory post on Parisiemme here. There I explain the name, the reasoning and what to expect, so I hope you're as excited for the future as I am. Never fear, though; Paris by Friday will still be live on the internet for a little longer while I complete the whole migration and transitional process, finally settling down under the new handle of @parisiemme. My favourite posts from this blog will be re-uploaded over on the new site as well, because I did spend a lot of time on this little corner here, and it would be a shame not to save some of the posts I was most proud of.
Enough from me - have a look for yourself! All of you who follow me on Bloglovin' have been moved over to the new blog, so you won't need to worry about re-following or that sort of thing, and all of my social handles have been updated accordingly so you may notice the amended username next to all my tweets/photos/pins. Don't be alarmed...same old Emma, slightly refurbished brand.
Thank you all so much for the endless love and support; your comments always make my day, and it's still pretty incredible to have people from all parts of the world say hello and offer their kind words. As a small token of gratitude, I am giving away the watercolour ice cream iPhone 6/6S case I designed with CaseApp over on Instagram - click here to enter. As for this little venture, I want to keep producing better content for you, hence my decision to change platforms; while there will always a place in my heart for Paris by Friday, it's time for the next step towards the future I envision for myself one day.
From dreams, to plans. The future is now!
From dreams, to plans. The future is now!