New Blogs On The Block

March 6, 2007

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.

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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!

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  • Reply Kelly March 6, 2007 at 4:40 am

    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.

  • Reply Jeniffer March 6, 2007 at 7:15 am

    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.


  • Reply My Marrakech March 6, 2007 at 8:25 am

    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!

  • Reply Gala March 6, 2007 at 10:30 am

    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.!

  • Reply Jennifer Mitchell March 6, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    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!

  • Reply michelle March 6, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    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.

  • Reply jamie March 6, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    yay! new blogs.

  • Reply Country House Antique Textiles March 6, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    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 :-)

  • Reply studio wellspring March 6, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    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!

  • Reply kat March 6, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    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.
    {i’m from the boston area too!}

  • Reply Sarah Ogren March 6, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    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.

  • Reply michelle March 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply karen c March 7, 2007 at 12:03 am

    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!

  • Reply At?pica objetos placenteros March 7, 2007 at 2:02 am

    Hi, thanks for the mention! You really inspired me to create this blog as well as my other one (, 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!

  • Reply designnoob March 7, 2007 at 2:33 am

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

  • Reply GAILE GUEVARA March 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    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

  • Reply ** Terramia ** March 13, 2007 at 3:41 am

    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!

    *Terra in Victoria

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