Sorry! Hello! I'm not dead!
Christmas and New Years came and went, which is derailing enough as it is with all the cheeses and booze, but since then the website's redesign has needed a ton of tweaking behind the scenes so I've been busy typing where you can't see me.
Building a business is bloody hard work, don't let anyone tell you differently. There's an overwhelming amount of things you need to do when starting out - creating and testing and then manufacturing a product is just the tip of the jumbo iceberg! I'm sorry for not updating this blog as often as I would like though, please forgive me. I can promise you that Merpola is still very much alive, and there'll be a lot of updates to come. I can also promise you that it will be more interesting than this one. February is going to be all about work (or as Rihanna would say, "wurh").
If you'd like a daily "hello" go follow the official Merpola instagram page here. I'm trying to get better at tweeting and Facebook'ing, but so far it seems like a lot of faff for very little payoff. I really love the idea of growing a tribe on a visual medium where I can show off designs and products and get feedback from a community, so that's where the focus is right now. Lots of '#inspo' stuff, and the odd garment shot.
I hope you all had a lovely and healthy start to the new year. If like me you're feeling a bit derailed, let's try to help each other stay on track going forward.
All the best,
Toby - aka Mr. Merpola