Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mrs Mac's Hair Thru The Years

Welcome Back To The Pixie Revolution,

We've seem to come at a cross roads of sorts on this blog.
While I am continuing to find a plethora of short hair beauties to share with you all,
and there doesnt seem to be any waning popularity in the current surge of sidecuts, sidebuzzed pixies
out there, this blog has become a love hate thing for me.
It's a labor of love for me.
There's days I really dont feel like updating the blog.
There's other days I feel like I could post five new topics.
Being a short haired enthusiast is exhausting at times.
It's something you cant control.
By the time I post something on this blog, I have probably thought about and or fantasized about
short hair on women countless times in one day.
Most of all having a wife who has short hair to get to come home to and look at certainly is a constant
stimulate.
So at times when I am perusing the net trying to find pictures for you all or an interesting topic, I am at times on sensory overload.
Not that that is a bad thing.
The biggest issue I find is the time and effort that I put into this blog, and while the numbers show we are getting over a thousand views a day on the blog as a whole, the feedback and comments we recieve are few and far inbetween.
Without the faithful few commenters like Enzo and Wayner and Perfect Cut, this blog would become almost like a  personal journal for me.
What motivates me is sharing my likes and stories with others.
Without that interaction I might as be writing a journal about Mrs Mac's hair for myself.
The problem is I have never kept a journal because i dont find sharing my thoughts and likes with my self as productive.

There's alot of speculation on my part why this blog doesnt get more comments.
I dont have ads up on here. I'm not making money on this blog.
Im not making video's of Mrs Mac's hair ( which i have thought of doing at times)
Maybe I am just ignorant and dont understand the concept of hair enthusiast. Perhaps there is more lurking and admiring from afar then interaction.
I know I am that way in public when I see an attractive woman with a short hair style to my liking.
But this is the internet and you can hide in anonimity all you want and admire away and no one is going to think any less of you.
You can get your freak on and no one is going to judge you, because no one knows who you really are.
When you make a blog however about your hair enthusiam and a blog about your wife's short hair, as some of you know you are putting yourself out there for potential judgement.

Everyone who has commented has been really kind. Mrs Mac gets compliments out and about for her hair.
With the exception of several friends and a few coworkers who negatively commented on Mrs Mac's Pink inspired bleach blonde updo, it's really been all positive.
That being said however, Mrs Mac will not style her hair up again like the photoshoot we did when she got the P!nk beach blonde updo, all because of the several negative comments she got.
And there's nothing I can do to convince her otherwise.

Then there's the thought that perhaps we dont get alot of comments because we come off like some freaks or something. Perhaps people see this as a freak show where they like to look from afar but not actually get up close and interact.
I see Mrs Mac's style all the time on the internet. There is countless tumblr pages with dozens upon dozens even hundreds of haircuts on women like what Mrs Mac has.
I dont think it's unusal looking and is actually very common in alot of circles, but maybe it's too progressive for some.
My wife is business woman and works in an office and has never gotten complaints in work, other then the snide comments the one time on how bright her hair was back in november. No one has ever said anything negative about the style and cut ever in any of the incarnations and variations of styles Mrs Mac has had.
Regardless of the social acceptance or not of a woman with a short sidebuzzed pixie,
I have come to the conclusion that I can no longer continue to post new pictures of Mrs Mac's hair.
I am sitting on two never before seen sets of pics. Both from Mid to late December after a retrim.
Nothing new with the style. Color wise because of the negative comments Mrs Mac got lowlights added to her bleach blonde hair which has settled down in it's color as well and her hair currently looks like it did last summer when we started this blog.

I've approached Mrs Mac in asking her to perhaps continue this blog.
I have even asked her to at least comment and add her view points and thoughts to this blog in hopes
it would create more interaction and feedback from the silent viewers.
Mrs Mac is open to the idea, but at best if she did do this her contribution would be limited at best seeing how busy she is with being a mother and having and working with full time job as well.

I'm sure we'll be back at some point posting pictures of Mrs Mac. God only knows the sets are building as there's two sets you havent seen yet. Mrs Mac is due for another trim Jan 24th and her last cut/retrim was mid December. The length wasnt really touched so her bangs are getting pretty long. All that was done really was the rebuzzing with a #2 again.
In the meantime I figured I owed it to all of you to share with you the Definitve Collection of Mrs Mac's hair over the years. If this is the parting shot, I would at least like to leave you all with every picture you've never seen before in this blog.
 All Never Before Seen Pictures!

I havent shared a Mrs Mac Hair Flashback post in a while. and Believe me as you will see I have a huge collection that would take months If I did a weekly installment.

So here it is. Enjoy and hopefully we'll be back soon with another Mrs Mac Hair Update
Until then..
Mac

 
 
 

12 comments:

wayner222 said...

So sorry to see you go Mac! I realize what a huge amount of time and thought it must take to keep up a blog like this. I've toyed with the idea of trying something like this myself. But then even thinking about how to fill the page repeatedly becomes overwhelming. You're so lucky to have Mrs Mac, so willing to go along, even enjoying the same hairstyles we love. I also realize how personal it becomes when you start posting photos of your wife on a regular basis. As for the comments, it took me long time to decide to try commenting. I suppose we really are a bunch of lurkers who like to watch from a distance. Too bad the love of short hair on the ladies is considered odd. Even my own wife thinks I'm kind of weird, but puts up with it, even goes along as much as she tries not to let on she is. That probably has a lot to do with the commenting as well. There's always the thought of what if I get caught?
All the best to you and Mrs Mac and thanx.
Wayner

John Macguyver said...

Hi Wayner,
first let me thank you for your support and all your comments. I felt like the more this blog has gone on the more cynical ive become when it comes to posting pictures of Mrs Mac. Ive always found the urge to do post on random photo collections or short haired babe of the week or wish theyd cut it short. But when it came to posting photos of my wifes latest trims/cuts and only getting 2 to 3 regulars leaving comments it just kinda leaves thinking why go through all this effort when its not really appreciated by many. I do understand many are lurkers and appreciate it from afar but when i see long time established blogs bringing 20 to 30 comments for no new updates and no new cuts when my wife is geting her head sheared every 6to 8 weeks because she wants to on her own it definetly leaves me second guessing. The conclusions ive come to is people still like angled bobs over pixies. The demos who like sidebuzzed pixies are woman themselves who like the look on themselves and on other women but unfortunatley they aint commenting on here. Mrs mac is on an all time high on her current cut and keeps getting compliments out and about from random strangers. So as long as that continues shell be sporting this look for sometime which is only going to get the same limited response to online. Me personally am growing tired of the sidebuzz pixie a bit. Im not quite there yet but i will be probably in 3 to 5 months. Just like im over the angled bob with a buzzed nape. I love the look but my obession is over in other words. Id personalyy like to see mrs mac with a classic longish bob like she had in some of the above pictures again. Maybe with an ever so slight angle but with no buzzed nape, an nice sharp blunt bob. Anyway even if i dont post updates on my wifes hair im sure ill be posting with photo collections and short haired babe of the week and the usual topics. Maybe just need a few weeks off for that before i start up again

wayner222 said...

I'm so glad Mrs Mac is enjoying her short cut. It must be great to have a wife so into it. I'm tiring of the side buzz styles too, never was my favorite, although I do enjoy seeing them. I can understand your frustration of no responses to your sets of great pics of your wife. Enjoy a time off and regroup your thoughts, it would be sad to see you go completely.
I don't think I'm ready for longer styles on Mrs 222, she got her hair cut a couple of days ago and looks awesome. The stylist started cutting bit by bit and ended up with a really neat short pixie. Almost as short as last summer, but trimmed up super neat.
I hope to see more posts soon!
Wayner

Enzo and Anna said...

Hey Mac,
I know how frustrating it can be to run a blog. The lack of feedback was one of the reasons I shut down my Short Hair blog. But I decided to keep Enzo & Anna's Hairworld because my wife and I do it together. Yes, It is hard to find new content, but I think your giving up before you really get rolling. I think you need to find your groove, and promote your updates on other sites to draw more traffic to your blog.
Your blog inspired me to write a post which I'm doing with Anna. I plan to give credit to you and your blog for the original idea.
Don't give up the ship yet. I think the best is yet to come.

Enzo

Enzo and Anna said...

Regarding Mrs Mac's styles, I would ahve loved to have seen them in date order, but regardless, they are all great pics! I really dig the long bob from 2010

John Macguyver said...

Hey Enzo,
I'll be checking your site and others still. I'm still finding tons of new material to post as far as topics. Just dont know if I will. As far as Mrs Mac maybe I'll have a change of heart one day but i'm done posting pictures of her for now. Ive thought of promoting this blog, but I guess im too modest and feel funny like i'm advertising on other's blogs. Last week the blog was bringing in 2000 views a day. Which I think was traffic directly from google's search engine. Cant figure out why when i post pics of Mrs Mac we only get the faithlful few commenting other then my few theories. Stay in touch my friend.

Perfect-Cut said...

Mac, I will provide a more thoughtful comment about your post soon but for now I would like to leave you and your visitors with this.

Hair Fans,

Excuse me if I use CooloBobs site to announce that I have just posted my "catch-up" post at www.The-Perfect-Cut.com. It is my longest ever with over 4 new videos and over 100 new photos in the post and 3 new galleries. And we only are up to November 7th of last year. Take a look and check in as I post several more blogs covering the rest of November and December.

Perfect-Cut

Perfect-Cut said...

Mac, I will provide you a more thoughtful comment on your post later but want to provide your visitors this now.

Hair Fans,

Excuse me if I use CooloBobs site to announce that I have just posted my "catch-up" post at www.The-Perfect-Cut.com. It is my longest ever with over 4 new videos and over 100 new photos in the post and 3 new galleries. And we only are up to November 7th of last year. Take a look and check in as I post several more blogs covering the rest of November and December.

Perfect-Cut

orangenoise said...

I'm sorry I haven't commented more, but I truly do love your blog. I love the pics of your wife. You two must have a special relationship and you are so lucky. My favorite look for you wife is the bowl cut of 2008. But there are many others I love as well.

John Macguyver said...

Thank you for taking the time to comment orangnoise. Yeah the bowl cut from 08 was great. The contrast of the shelf and buzzed hair was really awesome. Check back again soon, as my wife is trying to convince me to post new haircut pics. Maybe we'll be updating soon

wayner222 said...

Good to hear. Looking forward to it!
Wayner

orangenoise said...

John,
I hope your wife can convince you, because this is one of the great blogs.