Ten years ago today I wrote my first post for this site. I’ve experienced a lot of ups and downs in my life, but kept plugging away here; it was a bit of a lifesaver actually, an oasis and place of relaxation. However, on the flip side, the comfort and predictability of running this site made me dig in my heels a little, it made me reluctant to flap my wings and fly. There have been many things I’ve wanted to try, but psyched myself out of doing, and some things I tried but lost confidence in continuing.
Edwardian Promenade 2.0 is going to be a little different.
Namely, I’m focusing on the production of Curio, which I half-mockingly call “historical goop.” That is, a bimonthly, history-based, lifestyle digital magazine. There may be plans to make it available in print if demand is high enough. Send me an email if you’re interested in ad space.
The website isn’t going away, of course, but updates will be more focused on history as it lives today than on random factoids, excerpts, and long reads. I want to excite you, engage you, make history more than words on a page. Send me an email if you’d like to write for EP.
Under my company Plum Bun Media, I will be releasing some e-courses about conserving and preserving family histories, research, and other interesting topics.
I’m creating a series of history subscription boxes. One aimed at home-schoolers, another aimed at foodies, another aimed at crafters, etc. Support my Patreon at the Duke/Duchess level for first dibs on the boxes.
Lastly, I’m going to experiment with digital content: podcast and documentaries. After years of watching BBC documentaries, I find the American-style quite stodgy and staid! I want to be the US version of Lucy Worsley!
Thank you for ten years, and I hope you’ll love what I have planned!