Today we have Lindsey @ Better After
1: What inspired you to start blogging? How long have you had your blog?
My blog was born in August of 2009. I’ve always loved a good before and after, because who doesn’t? Lame people, that’s who. Anyway, there were so many fabulous makeover projects floating around the internet that I started collecting my favorites for inspiration. Then I decided to share them in one simple easy-to-digest format!
2: What is your design style?
Hmmm, I’m still figuring this out. Is “Clearance Rack & Oops Paint” a style? I actually love so many styles that I think my style is a bit of a mishmash. I love old things, I love modern things. I love french country, I love beachy. Oh, WAIT! I can answer this. I just remembered I took a quiz about this very subject somewhere and it told me my style was “Modern Asian Romantic.” So there you go.
3: Do you collect anything?
I’ve been wary of collecting things my whole life because I don’t want to be the crazy lady on her deathbed who looks around and is surrounded by 780 nutcrackers and no friends. But maybe I’m being dramatic. And also, if you collect something, every birthday or holiday, you’re getting another version of that thing. But I will say that several vintage dictionaries have made thier way into my life, and I can’t imagine parting with them. Word nerd! (But that doesn’t mean I want an old dictionary for Christmas, ok!)
4: What is the most difficult part about blogging?
Luckily for me, I don’t really have to come up with my own content. It would be a very boring blog if that was the case. So just keeping up with everything, emails, editing pictures, all the behind the scenes stuff. AND, I do find it hard to not get overwhelmed by the magnitude of Blogland. There are hundreds of excellent new blogs popping up every week. It’s impossible to keep up. And, at the same time other bloggers are getting featured in big time magazines and on design shows, and so it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by it all or stressed that my blog isn’t good enough or even a little *whisper voice* jealous. So I try to keep it simple and stick to what I know best, and I think my readers appreciate that.
5: What are your top 3 favorite blogs and why?
Just THREE? How about four?
Centsational Girl, because I love Kate’s style, she is the nicest gal ever, and she was one of the very first home/design/diy blogs I found before I started blogging, so I’ve been a fan from the beginning! Life in the Fun Lane, because again, I love Holly’s style. She makes pots of dirt look gorgeous. Jilly & Mia I recently found this one, there’s bits of everything in there, home decor, crafting, recipes, fashion. Plus, they are local AZ girls! Represent! And of course, C.R.A.F.T.!!
Thank you, Lindsey!
And why do so many cool bloggers live in Arizona?!