Why Lorna Burford Left DenimBlog.com

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I know this blog post has been long overdue, but I wasn’t sure of my position and where things stood until now in regards to DenimBlog. As you all know, I used to be the editor of DenimBlog and one of the main writers, running the website for many years. I was 17 when I joined the site and started working on the blog when I was about 19, which was 9 years ago. It’s crazy to think I’ve been a part of DenimBlog for that long, and an editor of the site for 8 years, so it was truly a huge part of my life.

In May of this year, it came as a huge shock when the manager/owner of the blog told me it was going to be closing until a new owner was found as it needed someone new, because of certain technical circumstances which were a problem. I would have bought the site myself if I had the money, but I don’t so that wasn’t an option. So until a new buyer was found, the site would remain closed and it’s been that way since the end of May. DenimBlog does now have a new owner, but I’m not 100% sure on their plans for the site as they purchased it a couple of months ago, but it’s still closed for now.

I’ve personally worked really hard to try and make The Jeans Blog the new DenimBlog for you all in regards to content, but because my own personal budget is a lot smaller, and it’s only me, I’m not able to do the 7 posts per day schedule that we used to have and am trying to do 1-2 blog posts a day instead. However, since DenimBlog’s was built up by myself and Jonathan and Jennifer, it’s easy to transfer over.

I’ve since added in celebrities in denim for you all since I know the majority of you always visited for what jeans the celebrities were wearing, so I hope you enjoy that! As the budget is limited though, I’m only making sure I post the really good outfits on the celebrities and the interesting jeans, so every post is good. If you could vote in the poll here though and let me know your preferences on content, that would be fantastic.

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So with all of that in mind, I wanted to say that I am sorry none of you were told about the closure, especially about the forum, but I wasn’t told until it had happened and I couldn’t warn everyone in advance unfortunately. So I do apologise for all of the upset caused from the site, and wanted to make sure you all knew the situation. If it was up to me, it would have been completely different, but it wasn’t. So all I can do now is continue to grow The Jeans Blog and make it a bigger and better version of DenimBlog as I own this website myself, which is why I need your help!

In order to make The Jeans Blog as good as it can be and keep it interesting for you all, especially those of you who have come over from DenimBlog (thank you!), it would be great if you could vote in the two polls and let me know what you want to see here. I’m definitely interested in knowing if you would like a forum added in as well, as a little community place for you all to share your new purchases and advice etc, like it used to be. Please do comment and tell me as much as you can so we can all make this amazing! Lorna.

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8 Comments

  1. Mindy Hajjar
    October 3, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    I love this Blog!

    • October 3, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you, Mindy! Is there anything else you think would improve it or anything you would like to see?

  2. Andrea
    October 4, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Hi, Lorna! I was a reader of your previous blog and now am a fan of this one. You’re doing great work! Cheers from Brazil.

    • October 5, 2016 / 2:00 am

      Thank you so much! So happy to see you here! Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas as well. It’s always lovely to meet fellow denim lovers.

  3. kim Re
    October 5, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I support you Lorn 🙂 This blog is gonna be even better than denimblog!

    • October 5, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

  4. Clara
    November 12, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Hi Lorna! I used to follow DenimBlog and was so sad it was closed. I found your new blog by chance and am so happy about it!!!

    • November 12, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Hi Clara! I know, it was so upsetting that it closed, I’m so happy you found me here though! Please let anyone else know about it if you had friends from DenimBlog!

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