You guys! I was so nervous to put out a call for Contributors 2 weeks ago! What if I didn’t get ANY? Or the bigger question, am I really ready to do this? I’ve been a one woman show for almost 7 year! And I LIKE it!
Back to School pictures – Chelsea
When blogs first started using contributors I was adamantly against it. After all I started reading that blog because I like THAT blogger and their style, not someone else’s? Also? I felt that maybe the larger blogger was taking advantage of a smaller blogger. So I dismissed it.
How to use a wet saw to cut tile – Cher
Then a friend of mine became a contributor, and I began to change my mind! Seeing it from the contributors side, there were some benefits to it that I hadn’t seen. Then Google announced the direction they will be taking their SEO rankings, more weight on social influence, etc… So the more your connected with other sites the better.
Dear Hair – Deidre
I started looking into it more by asking bloggers on both sides of thing, hosting and contributing, what they liked and DIDN’T like about contributing. I’m so grateful for those bloggers who took the time to share their impressions and feelings with me. I decided to keep moving forward with the idea of adding a team to the site.
Almond Coconut Granola – Laura
The next worry was more personal, what if I pick people and they HATE working with me? I’ve had a rough patch lately of finding out people I respect think I’m controling and manipulative. I admit I’m somewhat of a perfectionist nd a little OCD, I like things done a certain way… What if I’m a terrible “boss”? OR what if, like I feared, they feel taken advantage of?
Crochet Peter Pan Collars – Lindsay
Anyway, I decided it was worth a shot and I put the post out there. My first fear, that no one would be interested, was unfounded. I was humbled and excited to read the many wonderful submissions. So many bloggers have such great stories to share and tell. It is so hard to pick between multiple GOOD submissions!
20 min bon voyage dinner party – Melissa
I didn’t take adding people to my site lightly and I took my time, reading and rereading submissions, 6 months or more of blog posts, really trying to get a feel for each of the bloggers, trying to not only pick someone amazing from each niche, but to pick people I thought would work together and be a well balanced team.
bow bunting – Missy
Over the last week these gals have been getting to know me, and each other. Getting their about me pages ready and are busy getting their first posts ready to go for you! I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do, and go follow their blogs and other social media, you won’t be sorry!!!
Teacher Thank you cards printable – Natalie
ANYWAY, enough rambling here is the 2014 Contributing team!!!! (I linked their names to their “about” pages, or you can click “about” in the navigation bar to see them all)
The first Wednesday of the month will be such a treat! Melissa from So Festive will be doing Parties!!! Little details, larger projects, DIY, Holiday’s and more! Her blog is LOVELY and you all should be following her! Her 2 min tips and A to Z lessons are wonderful!
The first Friday of the month will be the AMAZING Laura from Fresh and Happy. You all know I don’t love veggies and healthy food, but she makes it look SO good. Her food is seriously gorgeous and she’s going to be treating us to some amazingness
The second Monday of the month my seriously talented baby sister, Chelsea from Chelsea Peterson Photography, will be teaching us photography, from terms, auto, manual, what to wear in pictures and more! I have learned so so SOOOO much over the last few years from her. She’s a great photographer and a wonderful teacher as well, I’m SO excited!
The third Tuesday of the month Cher from Designs by Studio C is UBER talented! Like a degree in DRAFTING talented! And she’s going to share awesome DIY’s with us! From around the house and more! I can not WAIT! I’ve already commissioned her help in drafting some plans for my boys room! It’s going to be EPIC!
The third Thursday of the month is going to be FAAAAAAABulous! Ms. Deidre of Love the Skinny’s will be sharing fashion and more! I was attracted to the way she her natural voice comes out, unedited, and just spewing forth (in a good way). I do it a lot (I think out loud) and it always gets me into trouble, but I appreciate it in others.
The fourth Tuesday of the month we get to hear from the sweet Lindsay from Love City! She love to crochet and knit and creates for her etsy store and blog and her sweet boys. Her blog just exudes happiness, and I love her patterns, I hope you all will too!
and the fourth Thursday of the month we are lucky enough to have the OVERLY talented Natalie of Katarina’s Paperie sharing her incredible printables. Seriously they are so cute and whimsical and I am so in love with her designs!
And of course there is still me! I hope after all this awesomeness you aren’t disappointed when I post. I encourage you to head over to their blogs and welcome them and of course follow on Social media to not miss anything great!
So out of this talented group of ladies and their many talents what are you looking forward to the most?? Any requests you’d like to see or learn?