Goodbye Well Worn Whisk…

Blogging is a funny old thing. Vlogging is even funnier. I mean funny odd, not funny lol. Although both can be that too.

It can often feel like a daft thing to do, like shouting into an echo chamber – if you’re lucky, and put the work in, people start to shout back. You’re really putting yourself out there; at times you will think ‘who the hell do I think I am?’ and falter with a sudden loss of confidence. But then other times you love the creative space it allows for you to express yourself in any way you choose, to build your ‘brand’ any way you like. That brings into question: is it a personal space, or is it a business?

It’s both, and that can be a head-melter at times.

I have come close to jacking it all in. Maybe I should get a ‘proper job’ I have thought to myself. But how would that work with the kids, let alone the dog?! (Massive respect to mums who work full-time and juggle kids, dogs, husbands etc. I literally don’t know how they do it.)

I’m so, so lucky to be able to do this. It’s wonderful to be able to use all my skills (believe it or not there are a lot involved!) to bring something to life from nothing. But I feel the time has come to evolve and take the next step.

When I started blogging 5 years ago I wrote recipes and took really bad pictures. I evolved into a family food blogger who turned out to be quite good at what she did. I made it into a small business and realised the potential it had. But the business element zapped the joy from it, too. Being too ambitious, getting too bogged down in numbers, what other people were doing. At times I just wanted to express myself. To write about what it was like being a mum who really struggled sometimes. After all, there are more important things than cake. Not many, but one or two.

It’s bittersweet for me to say goodbye to Well Worn Whisk. But it’s not the end; it’s actually just the beginning. My blog is now called, as you may have noticed, Mrs Rachel Brady. And you don’t need to go anywhere, everything will still be right here. All the old recipes and the old blog have been redirected to my new address.

I really hope that you stay with me – but I understand if you’re not that fussed! No offense taken!

So for the stayers, what can you expect? Well, funny – and honest – articles about parenting, for sure. I want this space to be as authentic as possible. I’m not perfect – and I want to share that with you all. Photo diaries of days out. And of course recipes – still loads and LOADS of recipes. Because I am a greedy piglet and always will be.

Thanks for your continued support over the last almost 5 years. Here’s to the future!

All my social channels have updated but that won’t affect your connection with me, bar one, Twitter – I am now on a brand new channel: @mrsrachelbrady – you will have to re-follow me on there (long story, I couldn’t update my old channel) so feel free to unconnect on my old Twitter – and if you want to get in touch, now it’s rachel@mrsrachelbrady.co.uk.

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14 Comments

  1. February 9, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    How exciting!! I look forward to following the next of your adventure! X

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 9, 2017 / 12:23 pm

      Thanks Amy! I’m excited too – if I don’t do it now I’ll regret it later… X

  2. February 9, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Congrats!!! After 6 years in, I totally understand the desire to move on. I’m glad you’re not giving it up entirely! Here’s to the future and what it will bring!

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 9, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Hi Carrie – love your blog, just checked it out – we have lots in common! One of my new projects is an online book club called Motherbookers! I want to write about other things, not just food. But I will still do recipes too. Thanks for your support! X

  3. Lucy G
    February 9, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I’m staying with you rach I enjoy following you good luck xxxx

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 9, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Oh thanks Lucy! Means so much lovely! X

  4. Michelle
    February 9, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Good luck Rach…. it’s great xx

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 11, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Thank you! X

  5. Sue Eldred
    February 9, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Many of your recipies are now firm family favourites and your recipe list is our go to meal planner. Great to hear that your continuing all be it in a different guise. Thanks for all the fab recipes I’m so glad they’ll still be available ! How about a recipe book?

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 11, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      Hi Sue – thanks so much that means such a lot! I would love to write a real family recipe book! No offers as yet lol ; ) Maybe I should self-publish one? R X

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      February 11, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Thanks! I think! X

  6. Shelley
    March 5, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    You go girl!!! Just found your youtube channel and love love love the honest open posts about life with kids and all things family! I’m trying this year to be a more present parent and live more in the moment rather than worrying about future ifs and buts. Your channel is a breath of fresh air!! Thank you for your openness and sharing your parenting journey!!

    • Rachel Brady
      Author
      March 6, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Hi Shelley! Thanks – that means a lot! Rachel X

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