Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pause for thoughts

Like many, I was doing some research to select a new razor and stumbled upon discussions on shaving forums. I could not believe that such a simple subject as shaving could generate so much interest and enthusiasm. I soon started to buy many of the products suggested and to try out new approaches to shaving.

Already a keen blogger, I thought I would start this blog about my own journey into this crazy world of ours.

One thing led to another. I started to buy a variety of shaving brushes. Then having already published Fido's Bell Collection Blog I decided to publish Fido's Shaving Brush Blog. And with the knowledge I gained I started New Forest Brushes. So in less than two years, I've gone from taking no interest in shaving to it becoming a major part of my daily life. Mad or what? I still have many other interests and I think it's about time I started to pull back a bit from the time I'm spending on this. My New Forest Brushes business is now developing nicely so for the time being I will be focusing on that and will post less frequently here.

I am also going to spend less time on the shaving forums. They are fun, some can be a bear pit, others, extremely friendly and funny. The latter is where I will be from time to time.

And having tried a wide variety of products, I want to settle down with just a few special favourites. Too much variety is not necessarily a good thing. OK to start with, but eventually it's better not to change things too often.

So there we are. I'm as enthusiastic as ever about this hobby of ours but for now, I'm going to slow down a bit, post less often, and enjoy a few other things.


  1. Good for you! We should all consider doing this. Trying a lot of stuff is fun, but I think it is nice to find some signature gear. It'll make you unique. Going to sell off your brush stash now? :)

  2. My brush stash is staying! When I am developing ideas for New Forest Brushes, it is really useful to be able to compare brushes made by other manufacturers. So no bargains on offer - yet!