Saturday, 4 August 2012

Some changes

Depending on when you started reading this blog - it may always have been Beauty Mouth - or you may remember it as Mother's Mouth.

Back in 2010 my husband said something to the kids along the lines of 'The things that come out of your Mother's mouth!'..... and a blog was born. In the early days it contained anecdotes about the kids, things they had come out with, arguments that entertained us - anything really. But the kids very quickly let their feelings be known by saying 'and DON'T blog that!!!' 

Around the same time I was just getting started on twitter and frankly couldn't understand the lack of basic, qualified, quantified, decent, non-corporate, non-brand affiliated skincare advice available. 
A few of the beauty bloggers around at the time - who I am now fortunate enough to call good friends, namely Grace from London Makeup Girl, Louise from Get Lippie, Helen from Just Nice Things and Yinka from Vex in The City shouted at me politely suggested that if I was so frustrated, 'I should just blog it.'

And so for ease, I switched from Mother's Mouth - to Beauty Mouth. 

And honestly? I have hated the name ever since. 

It was done so that people would recognise it from Mother's Mouth. See it as me. But it never sat with me. Ever.

So: there are a lot of changes coming up in my working life and I think some of that will naturally spill over in to the blog. In a positive way. So I'm changing the name of this blog to Caroline Hirons. 

I know it will affect my google search. It may affect my stats (Seriously? Who CARES??? I mean really.). But I didn't start blogging caring about search engines or stats. I blogged as an outlet, for fun and hopefully to offer advice to those that wanted it. That's all.

If you subscribe via email or GFC you won't be affected. If you never refresh your cookies (find me via google) you won't be affected. If you follow me via twitter you'll find me via that link. Ditto Instagram. All changed.

Caroline Hirons. Just me. Good, Bad, Ugly, Informative, Offensive: me.

Welcome to CarolineHirons.com. And thank you so much for your continued support.

27 comments:

  1. it so makes sense. not kidding you, i found myself absent mindedly googling for 'caroline hirons cheat sheet' before and then i went 'duh' to myself x

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  2. It always reminded me of "Baby Fish Mouth" from "When Harry Met Sally", so I'm good with this. ;)

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    1. Good to KNOW PAULA!!! LOLZ Thanks :)

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  3. Thank you for the heads up. What works for you works for me as long as I can find you on the web. I like the change in name. Much appreciation and respect for all that you do to help and guide.

    Elaine

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  4. Good for you - I like it. If it does affect your stats I'm sure it won't be for more than a nanosecond!

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    1. Thanks Grace. I really appreciate it. X

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  5. Good! I like the change a lot. I think there is a lot to be said for taking up your own name and attaching such great work to it. Well done Caroline Hirons!

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  6. Go Mrs Hirons. I like the change. Excited to hear what lies ahead for you!

    Nic x

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  7. Change is good and to know your likes and dislikes are what makes a person real. Your name sells itself because all that you have given to your fans! You go girl!

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  8. This is my first time reading your blog an loving it so far. I know what you ea about the name and not being happy. You're right to make the change. It won't be a big deal to anyone. Best of luck :)

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  9. ProductObsessed5 August 2012 at 20:01

    "A change is as good as a rest" as my mum says :-) I was never keen on the name (but not being a totally superficial wench I still devoured your every word!) but I was always VERY KEEN on the content and I think the name change just says it how it is which is what you always do so very well. Continued success Caroline Hirons :0)

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    1. Thank you! I know right? Never liked the name!

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  10. And what a lovely name it is. I always always love your posts because they are so honest, and this time it's no different. High five!

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  11. Great decision! Wishing you lots of continued success with your blog and with all of your endeavours. If I could I would love to adopt you as my mum! You are such a treat and I love reading your blog and tweets. Best, Alex

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    1. I have two sons of marrying age that are totally available Alex. I can be your MIL instead. :)

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  12. Hi sweetie. Oooh excitement. Love that you're now front and centre of your blog and it shows your larger than life character off to a tee. Can't wait to continue reading all the great things that YOU blog about :)

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  13. Love the change :).
    In fact, I always google 'Caroline Hirons' + product name when I don't use my personal laptop.

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  14. You can do anything you want, change anything you want and I'll still hunt you down :)....but please don't take that in a stalker-ish way..haha ♥ much love to you Caroline.

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