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New Blogs On The Block

I’ve had a lot of really nice bloggers write in over the past few months, or readers writing in about their favorite blogs, to share a bit of their world with me. I appreciate this, and am flattered my these emails, so thank you. As a way to show my gratitude, here’s a mini blog round-up, from my inbox to you! I’m thrilled to see the world of blogging grow, it’s so exciting.

Style Me Pretty – A blog for the style obsessed bride. Abby McLucas is a married lady who designs stationery under the brand Abby Jean Press, her paper goods can be found in stores throughout the United States. Abby has a beautiful blog with excellent wedding tips and inspiration for the bride, it’s gorgeous!

Rockett St. George Blog – They have an amazing store, and now they’re blogging about design in the UK. Always a new find that most of us stateside haven’t heard of yet. Check them out!
Something Old, Something New – Another gorgeous bridal blog that I just discovered after clicking around Style Me Pretty. This blog isn’t new, she’s been blogging for awhile already, but it’s too beautiful to not include in this round-up. Packed with informative posts, inspirational finds, tips, and altogether lovely things, the blogger is also the owner of Kenzie Kate Invitations out of Brooklyn. Love!
Fly in my Mint Julep – Erin Glover is a blogger from Albuquerque, New Mexico that just started her blog. She plans to talk about everything from art and design to movies, food, wine, and whatever her heart desires. Thanks for writing in, Erin!
Design Hole
– Interior designer and freelance writer, Jennifer Mitchell, is the author of this new design blog. Let’s see if Jennifer can put Detroit on the design map! I think she can!
Desire to Inspire – A blog created by two friends, Jo and Kim, that showcases beautiful interiors from the pages of magazines and the portfolios of designers and firms around the room. Beautiful!
Happy Living
– I love the name of Erinn’s blog, Happy Living. Who can resist a blog with such a cheery outlook?

Yellow Bell Pepper Design – A Boston-based blogger (yeah!), Jeniffer Almonte loves design and is on a mission to share her voice with others that seek fresh, bold finds.
A Small Work A Day – Pamela Viola offers a print, in an edition of 100, for sale with $10 from each sale going to a rotating list of charities. They sell for $25 including domestic postage and this blog showcases her beautiful prints.
All Pop Blog – After years of collecting everything from plastic saints and Hindu posters to oilcloth bags and Mexican pop culture trinkets, LA artists/designers Jennifer and Josh Hoffert decided it was time to share their love of kitsch with others through their store, and now, their blog.

Art Diary Bradford Brenner – Bradford is an artist located in San Diego that blogs about his work, offering it for sale via his blog. He paints primarily figurative, still life, landscape, portrait and abstract in acrylics and oil on either canvas or board. Excellent!

At?pica Objetos Placenteros – Nancy Kulfas blogs from Buenos Aires, Argentina about handmade objects desiged by Argentine artists. Thank you Nancy for sharing finds from your beautiful country with us!
*Terramia* – I don’t much about the woman behind *Terramia*, but I see her commenting all over the place, and truly love her energy and positivity – her support means so much to me. Her blog is all about decorating, a fun read from a great lady!

Casapinka – Here’s another active blogger and blog reader, she comments on blogs frequently with such supportive words. She loves needlepoint, cherry blossoms, and the color pink. We just love her. :)

In looking at these blogs, as well as so many others, I’m especially interested in those that specialize in something special, like the wedding bloggers, the mid century modern lovers, the stationery blogs, etc. Readers always write to me asking about blogs and how to get started, and I’m quick to reply that more blogs are needed that focus on a particular subject matter, one that the blogger is experienced in and passionate about, those are really needed. Maybe you’re a graphic designer and you want to blog about what inspires your work, how you create images, etc. Or perhaps you love letterpress and own one, and you love to create beautiful cards…. Maybe you can blog about this along with a few mini tutorials and images that walk the rest of us through the process.

If you want to start a blog and wonder what you will talk about, think about what it is you know. Think of what your friends tend to ask you about the most. Think about what you would like to say to a whole new world of readers that will flock to your site to read your words.

Do you realize how helpful a blog about entertaining is, or a blog about writing song lyrics, crochet, pulling together a room, an outfit, or a blog that helps someone learn about opera music or the art of quilting. Whatever it is you consider yourself a smarty pants at is what you should blog about. Have a voice, stand up, show your skills – blog! :)

And welcome to all the bloggers above, you make the world a better place, you can believe that for sure!

Posted by decor8 in blogs on March 06, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Kelly commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 4:40am

    what fun! I’m newish on the blog block, but it is sooo addicting. I could sit for hours going from one blog to another. It’s fun to have an easy list click through! I can’t wait to check them all out.

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  2. Jeniffer commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 7:15am

    Not only am I so happy to be mentioned (thanks again!), but also I had NO clue rockett st george had a blog. I clicked over and it’s really, really great; my new european design fix. I love finding great new blogs. Thank you holly for this great little round up.

    Jen

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  3. My Marrakech commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 8:25am

    Ack, Holly, thanks for the fab round up. I hadn’t heard about a bunch of these!

    PS And thank you for all the support you give to so many bloggers. It means a lot to have that kind of encouragment from someone like you!

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  4. Gala commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 10:30am

    I’ve been running my website since December last year & it might be of interest to you! I write about unconventional style & aesthetics, & touch on some “domestic” type things such as how to pack a suitcase, how to throw a tea party etc.! http://www.galadarling.com

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  5. Jennifer Mitchell commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 2:23pm

    Thanks for the mention on your blog! I think what you say is so true – you’ve got to have a definitive attitude. Sometimes it takes a little while to find your niche. This is true with my blog (Design Hole). I hope it will become a popular site for the professional and DIY-er, focusing on the hard to find resources, and trends – especially around Detroit. So stop by! I’m having a lot of fun with it. I told my Dad he should start one on the stock market!

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  6. michelle commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 3:30pm

    Thanks for this great list! I am a newbie blogger too, and it helps so much to be inspired by other fabulous blogs! And thanks for your inspiring posts you are a daily read for me.

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  7. jamie commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 5:17pm

    yay! new blogs.

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  8. Country House Antique Textiles commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 5:56pm

    Some gorgeous blogs that I will be checking out for sure. My blog deals with vintage fabrics. I’d love for you to come visit :-)

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  9. studio wellspring commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 6:29pm

    omg ~ i’m reeling over here from all these great new blogs. i am so grateful for the inspiration & motivation from so many different creative perspectives. i’m still new to the blogging scene but mine is a menagerie of architecture & interior design information and inspiration (sprinkled with my own work). enjoy!

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  10. kat commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 6:32pm

    Yeah! New blogs. I’m always looking for inspiration + this list will help provide it.
    Thanks, totally love your blog! when you get the chance, take a peek at mine. http://katTMD.typepad.com
    {i’m from the boston area too!}

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  11. Sarah Ogren commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 9:58pm

    I love your blog! It is one of the few blogs that I check on a regular basis.
    You provided great suggestions for future blog writters. I have found myself most drawn to blogs that have a consistent theme to them.
    -Sarah

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  12. michelle commented
    March 6th, 2007 at 11:50pm

    I know some bloggers are so competitive but you are not that way at all, and that is why I read this blog, you put others on high. Your generous spirit shines!

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  13. karen c commented
    March 7th, 2007 at 12:03am

    i love hearing about new blogs! It’s wonderful that you bring new and inspiring people/things/ideas to light everday…keep up the great job!

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  14. At?pica objetos placenteros commented
    March 7th, 2007 at 2:02am

    Hi, thanks for the mention! You really inspired me to create this blog as well as my other one (http://www.trendypalermoviejo.blogspot.com), and a lot of nice things have happened since I started blogging, so thank you again. I’m glad I’ve found your blog an year ago.
    Regards from Argentina!

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  15. designnoob commented
    March 7th, 2007 at 2:33am

    This is great, thanks for posting about these bloggers. Always interested in adding some more good blogs to my favorites!

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  16. GAILE GUEVARA commented
    March 10th, 2007 at 1:22pm

    thanks so much holly for sharing what inspires you – I love how this blogging world provides so many opportunities to meet other talented individuals and even better to feel motivated to share with those who appreciate good design

    I greatly appreciate you adding me to your list of bloggers, I’m honored to be included in the amazing network of sharing our resources

    cheers to all the design bloggers! looking forward to moving to New York and sharing more of my experience of applying what I love most as a design source –

    xo = ) gaile

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  17. ** Terramia ** commented
    March 13th, 2007 at 3:41am

    Holy Doodles, I just came across this! Holly, you are so sweet!
    I absolutely adore your blog, and have to say *you* were the inspiration to start my own.
    I am honoured that you dig moi! (:
    There are so many amazing bloggers out there… every day I seem to encounter a new blog full of fresh insight, images, and inspiration. What a wonderful bloggin’ world!

    Namaste,
    *Terra in Victoria

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