When I started Simply Grove in December of 2008, I started it as an online journal to talk all things design. I think my first post was about the history of wallpaper. It excited me to create a space focused on the beauty that surrounds interior design. Slowly I began interacting with other designers and editors via the comment section on our blogs. Amazing relationships were formed simply through our blogs. Blogging was a safe and fun spot where we could all talk shop. Social media has quickly changed the game. Bloggers are now “influencers” (that name still makes me giggle) and now as influencers we must create only desirable posts for our readers to want what we have. Things feel a little too competitive. There’s a sense of keeping up with the Joneses that I am having a hard time with. I never ever want my readers to feel bad for not having the latest and greatest in their homes. I simply want to inspire, educate and bring a smile to someones face.
Why am I writing this? Because after 10 years of blogging, I’m trying to figure out my voice and what I want to say in this big vast world of design blogging. I know who I am as a designer, but as a blogger I feel like I’m changing a bit. I would love your help with this by leaving a comment below. What do you want to see from Simply Grove? More design tips and styling tips? Before and afters? Advice for the self taught designer? ( I’m still going to launch a course for self taught designers.) Showing the process of how I design for clients or for myself? Less of my personal life? More of my personal life? So many questions! Honestly, I have felt stumped and un-inspired for quite awhile now. At times social media makes it hard to breathe, especially when your career revolves around it. I’m ready for a new wind and for a new drive. Oh, one more question. Do you still read blogs? I hope so!
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