I started this website a little over five years ago, in late 2013. I’d always loved to write and wanted to tell people’s stories. It started as a platform to showcase the work of incredibly talented Australians living and working all over the world. I met, interviewed and featured some AMAZING people including Nick and Alexandra from Bluestone Lane, Samantha Wills, Dannii Minogue, Kelly Smith, Kerrie Hess, Lindy Klim, Sally Spratt, Michelle Aznavorian, and the list goes on! It’s incredible all these years later to continue to watch their careers soar and businesses go from strength to strength.
Almost Famaus was never about ‘me’, and over the years I felt like I’d grown out of the name and didn’t want people thinking I thought I was ‘Almost Famaus’! I have no desire or intention to be famous, only to draw attention to those who were or could be or should be in the spotlight. And at the end of the day, I just loved to write and wanted a platform to share that.
Then life got busy, my own personal career in PR and Marketing took up the majority of my time, and I stopped giving Almost Famaus the love it needed. I also started to doubt myself, and my voice. Aren’t I too old to be a blogger? Does anyone give a shit what a 34 year old woman has to say if she’s not a mummy blogger or a wag?
So many times last year I went to email my web developer to ask him to shut it down. To be honest the main thing that stopped me was that so many of my accounts and subscriptions were linked to this damn email address! So i kept it, ‘for now’ I kept telling myself. Oh and while I was gone, someone took my .com and turned it into an asian porn site, so just a word of warning don’t forget the .au! And also, don’t let your websites expire….
The past few months and particularly since the new year has kicked in, I’ve missed writing and so many times now in just a few months people have asked me why I don’t do it anymore. Because I’m busy? Bullshit – if I can binge watch 12 hours of Netflix I’ve got time to write. I don’t know what about yet, but I’ll just see where it takes me.
2018 was a big year of ups and downs for me, literally the highest highs and lowest lows – I’ll get into that another day if and when I feel up to it. Putting my life on (digital) paper scares the shit out of me and makes me feel anxious and vulnerable…. But I want to write, and I want to be more authentic, so all I can do is start and see where it takes me. Bring on 2019 – I have no fucking idea where it’s taking me.