I just can’t bring myself to write up fully about the day. It’s been over a week now, and on top of tying up loose ends and working 12 hour days, I just don’t have the brain capacity to do it justice. But at the same time I won’t be able to make another post on here if I don’t talk about it. So I’ll keep it brief, and I better get the negative stuff out the way first. I’ll keep it to its own post, so it’s out there, out of the way, and then I can concentrate on the positives, of which there were many!
There’s been some talk about this so I have to clear things up: Evans and Style369 didn’t sponsor the event – but please, please don’t bitch about it. It was 100% my fault that it didn’t happen. Both brands had no option but to pull out of their sponsorship after I made derogatory comments about Philip Green on twitter. They were planning to be much more involved and looked forward to meeting everyone, however it was due to my motormouth and lack of thought, when I know if I’d gone straight to them with my concerns they’d have answered me. But I didn’t, and as the biggest orchestrator of the meet up they just couldn’t be seen to endorse my views, and I absolutely accept that. I guess I’ve learned that when you have a platform, no matter how small, you don’t have the luxury of shooting your mouth off without consequences, and I’m just so sorry that because of me everyone else missed out.
As a side note, I feel like a hypocrite for getting in trouble complaining about store closures when the company I work for, Yours, are also closing shops around the country – and I am not at all happy about that, either. I suppose the difference is I’ve been able to tell Andrew (owner of Yours) face to face why I feel so strongly that it’s wrong, whereas I just resorted to the internet for other companies I don’t work for. I’m not going to lie, the drama did put a dampener on the event and has made me question whether I want to keep blogging in a personal capacity, especially now that I’ve been “bought”. I’m still not sure what my final answer is. But anyway. I am sorry. I think Evans/Style369 will be creating events of their own to get bloggers involved, so hopefully it won’t be too much of an opportunity that I ruined.