Not a blogger but…

I am not a blogger. I feel like its important to begin my first blog post with this little disclaimer.

Its not that I dislike blogs or bloggers, I really don’t, if you follow me on instagram you have probably seen my influencer portraits and collaborations… My issue with blogging is far more personal… I am a horrible commitment-phobe and a hugely disorganised one at that.

An illustrator by trade, I am also a frustrated writer and a bit of an armchair activist.

You would imagine blogging is right up my street, and you may be right… 2008 Harri certainly thought so… 10 years ago I was at fashion school wishing fervently for the day university would end so my real life could begin and I thought I would give it a go… I managed a header and maybe a cursory post before it vanished into the ether never to be seen again I hope!

Fast forward to 2018, in typical new year, new me spirit I made a decision that along with taking a break from the
booze in January I would redesign my website and perhaps have another go at blogging…

…great idea…

…right???

…WRONG!!!

In my rush to get started I forgot one crucial piece of information… I am a terrible web designer… literally the worst… within moments of starting my little project, the carefully designed portfolio site I had built from scratch amidst tears and expletives had disappeared, replaced by a pot plant and a lot of nonsensical text… oops. Harri Golightly strikes again…

I couldn’t reach for a beer (dry january) and there was no way I was trawling the depths of youtube to relearn the basics of wordpress so I had to think on my feet… I googled web design for basic bitches… and by some fortuitous combination of skill and accident I discovered Pipdig, the cornerstone of every elegantly crafted blog. 10 minutes and £49 later I am up and running and now I am invested, which leads me back to my introduction…

…I am not a blogger… but here is my blog!

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