Monday, April 27, 2009

Gluten Free Cosmetic Counter Going To Grow

Hello everyone,

Thanks for continuing to visit my humble blog about gluten free cosmetics. I'm thrilled to find out that anyone even knows I'm here, especially since I've gone for a while. I've been cranking up my freelance writing career in the meantime and decided it's time to give this blog some more attention now.

Here's the exciting part. Glutenfreecosmeticscounter is going to grow into a site sometime this year. I say "this year" as a loose goal because I'm very new to the whole site building concept. I'm working on a lot of behind-the-scenes setup so that it comes together in smooth stages, although I'm getting impatient already.

I have seen that this is an important resource for people, so I'm taking it to the next level. Let me tell you that the world of gluten free cosmetics has been changing even since I put up this blog almost two years ago. When I put out google alerts for gluten free cosmetics and gluten free makeup, all I got back were my own posts for a while! LOL! That's when you KNOW you are obscure. But since then, I've seen a few new companies come on board and more resources putting out good information. My hope is to help spread the knowledge as a trusted source of someone who needs to know gluten free cosmetic updates as much as you do.

I have several ideas of how this can work. I love the blog idea where readers can contribute their own updates and ask questions, much like this blog has allowed. So I'd like to do a blog with the site to allow this kind of interaction. Also, I'll have solid web pages with updated information with a DATE on it - you can know when that info was verified if you are making new purchases or have a specific product to call a company about.

This is ambitious, but I know it will work out. I could probably use the "word on the street" updates to give me a hand. As many of you know, calling and emailing companies can be a chore. I'm pleased to let you in on at least this much of the plan. There's nothing to see right now, but I'll give you updates as I keep things rolling along.

I'll also try to post more regularly on here with some kind of info. As of right now, I noticed that the Burt's Bees Gluten Free List from the company was from January of 2008. I wrote to them over the weekend about a more updated list, got a generated response that it might take 2-4 business days to get a real response. I'll give you any word on that, possibly repost the list so you don't have to go dig around on their site. It is actually not that easy to find, even for me who has searched for it about 3-4 times in the same day. THAT could certainly be easier to find.

Anyway, thanks for sticking with me and I'll let you know when it's time to jump to the site. That should be a while from now. Until then, come back and visit here when you can. Tell a friend with GF issues about this blog! :)

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