Between a string of annoying laptop issues and just life getting in the way, it's been a little while since I've blogged here. Instead of jumping right back into my decorating musings, I thought it would be fun to share some lessons I've learned since I started blogging. Here goes.
Passion is everything. I started my blog simply because I wanted to share my personal take on home decor as an ordinary consumer--just like many of you. Reading magazines and the like full of well-styled photos of expensive homes and tips from the same crew of design experts seemed to be out of reach and quite frankly became frustrating. So I decided to take matters into my own hands to offer my thoughts on decorating, which is a topic I enjoy following personally. It really is a passion.
Be yourself. Although I follow all of the popular design blogs (coco + kelley and Apartment Therapy are just a few of my favorites), I still stay in my lane. And by staying in my lane I mean that I write exactly what I want to write about even if it means that at times it's not the most popular topic or trend to cover. I follow my gut and am always honest in all that I write.
Karma is no joke. You've all heard the line, "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all." I'm a firm believer in this. If there's a home product or interior designer's approach, for instance, that I dislike, I won't ever spend my time here writing lengthy posts about why they're all wrong. I just won't write about them. From the beginning, I've always intended for this to be a positive outlet and it'll continue on that path because there's no doubt that negative energy breeds negativity in one way or another. And that's one thing I don't want anywhere near me.
Have some fun. Blogging, even for your personal enjoyment, can be stressful sometimes but I've found some ways to keep it exciting. I've attended my share of design industry events and even co-hosted an intimate mixer for bloggers (it was called "Bloggers' Delight") just to keep the fun going. Find ways to connect with others who are passionate about what you cover and I'm sure you'll find it rewarding.