I think it’s good once in a while to remind everyone (both old and new) what it is we are all about and where we came from. Here goes…
Back in 2010 there was a community blog called Wardrobe Refashion. It was a wonderful place and I had just pledged to be a refashionista and post there when we were told that the blog would shut down. The blog owner was overworked with running the blog and found it difficult to get help. I guess this is something many of us who blog can relate to.
Anyway, this left many refashionistas out there in the cold with nowhere to go and share their projects. During my short time on WR I had met some lovely people and I wanted to keep the spirit of WR going. But I didn’t want to start another blog on my own and then get run down by it. So I came up with the idea of a community run community blog, if that makes sense. There would be not one but several editors and no one person would be in charge or have ownership of the blog. So a real co-op. In January 2011 I posted the Refashion Co-op Idea post.
The grand idea was to have a self-contained blog on an blogging platform, where all editors could be equal. Another concept was that the co-op should always be without monetary cost or profit for editors and contributors alike.
Now this idea has been running for two years, one of which I was on maternity leave (which in itself is as great a proof of concept as they get). If you are interested in refashioning you probably already know of us. So this is more a plug to those who might be interested in the concept of a co-operative blog.
Get in touch if you want to know more about how it works!!