Hello gentle readers. This is just a quick post to let you all know what’s going on here at Weirdly Shaped and Well Photographed. Obviously, I’ve missed a few posts lately. Like… A lot of posts. I’ve had quite a bit of upheaval and a distressing situation at home, and it just had to take precedence for a while. But lo! I am already doing much better than I was, and have been mulling over all things bloggable in the meantime, and I am ready to jump back in with both feet. I’m updating the schedule to reflect when I actually get around to posting things generally – as I usually update late at night and am on Pacific time, I’m just going to go ahead and say look for things on Friday and Monday mornings, rather than Thursday and Sunday nights – and I’m probably going to be moving to a self-hosted site, although I believe I’m going to be able to do it in such a way that all your bookmarks and links and such will still work. I’ll keep you posted on any further developments, and in the meantime, I want to send you thanks for sticking around while the dust has been clearing. Things are only going to get bigger and better from here on out.
One of the things I’m planning to do (of so, so many) is to go back through the poll results from early on and make sure I’m addressing any and all requests and suggestions from them. If you’ve thought of anything else in the meantime or are new here, please feel free (and encouraged!) to add any further ideas and requests in the comments, and I’ll add them to my file.
Also! The best news for the brog is that I’ve been addressing my personal distress with some pampering and retail therapy, so there are a lot of great clothing in lingerie items just waiting to be photographed and reviewed. I can’t wait! To look forward to: reviews of items by Arabel Lingerie, Comexim, Ewa Michalak, DD Atelier, Pepperberry, Urkye, BiuBiu, Bravissimo, Zoom, Trashy Diva, Bettie Page and more. I hope to add DollyDagger, KnickerRocker, Who Made Your Pants?, Freya, ASOS, St. Bustier, more Polish bra companies, and several custom swimsuit, dress, corset, and lingerie makers as well sometime this year, although I’m not really sure how that would work with my pocketboook, heh. One thing at a time, I suppose.
In the meantime, for those of you who missed it, please read my last post (on modesty), “On Looking Away,” which was part of The Modesty Panel by the Bosom Bloggers group. It’s a very personal post and will give you some background on why I’m here doing this, why I want to help women of all ages dress comfortably and confidently, and why I’ve decided that I will be going forward with full photos in all reviews, including bra/knickers/lingerie and anything else of that nature. We all deserve to be comfortable, physically, mentally, and emotionally, and having clothing and undergarments that fit are a part of that. I’m here to help those of you who may not be as far as I am on the journey quite yet, and to commiserate with your woes and celebrate your successes. We’re all in this together! In the days since posting “On Looking Away,” many women have shared with me privately stories of similar difficulties growing up, either because they had large breasts, or a large butt, or were just curvy in general, etc. Almost all of them felt alone and were unsupported by their friends, their schools, and sometimes their families. I have no doubt that there are young women out there suffering the same things right now, as well as women who remain uncomfortable in their own skin because of similar stories, or are who are being bullied in the workplace, or just might like to identify with others for a while. I’d like to start sharing some reader pictures and stories, so please feel free to send me pictures or anecdotes you’d like other readers to see, anonymously or otherwise, and I will start sharing them on The Tumbrog and The Facebrog. I am also now on Twitter (Twitbrog? no good), so if you want to catch me in a more conversational way, please follow me – @weirdlyshaped.
So yes. Thanks for being here. I’m so excited to see you all.
Good day, gentle readers, and godspeed.