Why A Blog for Frumpy Flakes?
Frumpy Flakes is no a little over a year old, a little older of you look back at when this whole idea started. Through our short time in existence we have been through several trails, changes, friends lost and friends gained. Sometimes I look back and wonder “Has it only been a year, maybe a year and a half.”
As with any business starting off you learn a lot of lessons some easy, mostly tough ones. Some of the more potent lessons are often the most personal even in business somethings you cannot help to feel deeply about. From the beginning Frumpy Flakes’s message has always been one that I take personally and close to my heart.
So why a blog and why now?
One of the lessons I have learned is if something isn’t working do something else. The first idea we had for frumpy flakes is to sell t-shirts. At the surface sounds like a decent if not good idea. After over six months of investing in and attempting to market these shirts. I have decided to stop trying to market something that just wasn’t working. I have heard all kinds of things.
“The designs are too cartoon like.”
“The shirt is not the right cut.”
“The design is too big.”
“The design is too small.”
I could go on but I think you get the picture. The trouble is when you figure out what isn’t working is do you really know what will work?
After some encouragement and reflection is when I decided to start a Frumpy Flakes blog. Why not merge my passion with my business I have always been a writer at heart. It is almost too simple to make sense. But like any other person with a creative personality you question if you’re good enough long before your fingers start pressing the keys or your brush begins to stroke the canvas. This was and perhaps will be something I will always struggle with as many people do.
The shirts are still there available to be bought, but it will not be a focus of Frumpy Flakes anymore. We will focus on bringing new original designs to you and for the first time new content. Since the beginning we kept our content focused on what others are doing and saying about plus size acceptance and acceptance in general. We will continue to post content from others because Frumpy Flakes will do its part to being the community together as a whole. The only difference is that now we will have our own say.