I received an email the other day from a new reader. She was a little confused and asked me for an explanation: why was a blog about Old Money talking more about politics and Paris?
It’s a fair question, especially for someone coming to the blog fresh, without the benefit of being on board since 2014.
Here’s a straightforward answer: for about 5 years, I wrote about the culture and concepts surrounding Old Money. How people who’ve had wealth and privilege for three generations or more think, behave, dress, raise their children, and structure their lives, just to name a few categories.
Between my posts and our community’s insightful and informative comments, we’ve covered a lot of ground. I don’t think we’ve said everything that needs to be said: current events and new ideas will always present opportunities to shine a light on how Old Money values can stand the test of time or be implemented in innovative ways.
Conversely, I am wary of beating a dead horse. I am also more than a one trick pony: I care and write about other things, and my experiences abroad have inevitably colored my writing and changed my views. (Equestrian metaphors abound today, for some reason.)
Blog posts have veered ‘off topic’, but I’m just not sure how long I could write about one subject and, first, not bore readers to stone, and, second, not feel like a hamster on a wheel, recycling well-worn ideas ad infinitum.
Going forward, I will of course discuss Old Money culture and Old Money values. I think those warrant attention in a society that promotes the latest thing online as the greatest thing of all time. Furthermore, new visitors need to know what we’re really all about here without scrolling back to a 2019 post in the archive.
When it’s possible to (safely) travel again, I will hit the road and write about what I find in Hong Kong, Dublin, and Rome, just to name three pending destinations on the agenda. So travel insights will continue to be a part of the blog.
As members of this very unique and valued community, you’re always welcome to suggest a subject or topic that you feel needs attention or is relevant to our discussions. So fire away, and I’ll take it all under consideration.
Continue to be safe. Spring is coming.