BGB: How long have you been blogging?
Wendy: My decorating blog is new but I’ve had a personal blog for going on 4 years.
BGB: What made you start? I DON”T scrapbook.
Wendy: I admire anyone that is able to scrapbook but my poor kids had virtually nothing written…no photographic evidence of their lives until I started blogging. Blogging just seems to work for me in a way nothing else has. My husband is amazed that I’ve done it for as long and as consistently as I have! Short attention span.
BGB: What is your favorite aspect of the “blogosphere” and blogging experience in general?
Wendy: I love the connection to other bloggers. I like seeing other creative sites and being inspired by them. I really like the support most bloggers give each other. The blogging world is really positive and supportive…I love that!
BGB: Are there bloggers who have inspired you? Which ones?
Wendy: Shortly after I started blogging my good friend Char started her blog. Crap I’ve Made. Her blog took off and I’m so proud of her! I also like Design Mom and Pioneer Woman and Nie Nie. Interesting, inspiring women.
BGB: Who designed your blog?
Wendy: Simply Fab blog designs. Lena was so helpful and made it easy for me. I am technologically inept and she didn’t laugh at my “stupid” questions. At least I couldn’t tell if she was laughing.
BGB: When and where do you write your posts?
Wendy: Early morning and late at night. Like most of the women I know.
BGB: Have you ever attended a just for bloggers event? If so, which one(s)?
Wendy: No. I don’t consider myself a blogger like that. I think of my blog as really a side job. I get most of my decorating clients through word of mouth and my facebook page. So “blogger” feels like a foreign title to me. I see so many other people as “professional bloggers” and those events seem to suit them. The idea of an event like that is a little intimidating for me.
BGB: Are there any negatives to blogging you’re concerned about?
Wendy: My true passion is seeing people face to face and watching them get excited when I change their space. Blogging doesn’t quite give you that. But, overall, blogging is this amazing tool that keeps me in touch with my creative side when I am ignoring fighting children in the background. And I love getting comments from friends and people I don’t even know! That gives me a little thrill.
BGB: Which blogs do you read often? Any favorites?
BGB: What are currently working on?
Wendy: I have a family room I’m working on in California right now. That is going to be a fun challenge. I live in Utah so I won’t get pictures first hand of the project. That happens, so I rely on my clients to send photos for my blog. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Thanks for inviting me on your site! I loved doing this interview! Thank you!
Thanks to Wendy for taking the time to be featured on the Blog Guidebook. Be sure to stop by her nest: