Welcome to the blog
Is there anything more cringe than a “welcome to my blog” blog? But we all have to start somewhere. So I’m swallowing the cringe and jumping in.
So who am I exactly?
Hi, I’m Katy. I run www.milkandmoon.uk the business I started kinda by accident in 2016. If you arrived here before you hit the shop or my socials - I am pleased you came! I am an elder millennial (so old, so wise) who wishes everyday that she was still in art school. I have a bunch of kids and live by the seaside with my husband, who also wishes everyday he was still in art school. I make my living designing and selling feminist art and apparel, and running the New Moon Club, my monthly subscription box of feminist joy.
Finally getting my blog up
I have spent the summer putting together blogs to compliment my shop, taking the very good advice of pretty much every web marketing guru out there. I thought it would be a good exercise in SEO and would be just another job to add to the rota of things-I-am-meant-to-be-doing to get eyes on my website. I had to engage the help of a copywriting coach to actually get me to sit down and write anything. (Thanks Siobhan! ) and to be honest when I started it was like pulling teeth. I found it so so hard to actually sit and write anything. And I hated hated hated doing it.
Siobhan had me writing everyday, and sat on co-working zoom calls to make sure that I did it. She gave me prompts and was super encouraging about anything I did manage to get on the page. What a gem.
The highs and lows of writing the blog
Something unexpected happened in the excruciating routine of starting to write everyday, whether I felt like it or not. I started to feel like it. I started to enjoy it. I found myself writing just for writing’s sake. I found myself really wanting to do it. I began to find it...a pleasure? Weird.
My results-driven-inner-biz-boss-bitch has yet again been thwarted by the head-in-the-clouds-creative. My creative spirit enjoys the process way more than the outcome, which means that the blog you have arrived at is a hodgepodge of thoughts, passionate outbursts, rambling- should-really-be-in-the-diary stuff AND maybe like 6 blogs that I optimised for web traffic.
What can you expect me to write about here?
Ooooh all sorts! A bit of feminism. A bunch of stuff about learning to love my body (spoilers - it's a work in progress), chronic illness, healing, learning to slow down, friendship, being a millenial in menopause, some musings on faith and the nature of the universe - maybe.
Did someone once say that all writing is autobiographical? I don’t know. All I know is that currently I am enjoying this process so I am following those breadcrumbs to see where they lead.
If you want to know more about my biz journey start here
If you want to read about learning to Take Up Space start here
If you want to read my feminism and inclusivity statements look here
If you wanna see my shop go here
P.S. Oh by the way, writing everyday doesn’t make me a good writer as I hate reading anything back and when I do try to rewrite or edit I lose my courage and bin the lot. So here we go!