Friday, 9 July 2010

The Life of an Interiors Blogger

Welcome to part five of the 'Life of a Blogger' series where I look at the different cultures in the blogging communities. All week I have been looking at areas such as fashion, beauty, books and pop culture. Yesterday I looked at pop culture blogging and today will be devoted to the glam world of interiors blogging. Adrienne S. from Mustard Seed Collective tells us all what it is like to be an interiors blogger.

Why did you start blogging?
I just stumbled across a blog one day, not really knowing what it was and after about an hour of going through the pages of the site I was amazed that it was an everyday person who wrote it. I’m everyday people. There’s nothing fancy about me and I though I could do it to.  So I did.

Why did you choose to write about interiors?
I’ve always loved interiors, but never really knew what to call it.  I would rearrange the living room when I was a kid and I was all about DIY projects but never knew it could be a profession.  So since I’m not a professional interior designer, I compensate by posting my favorite pics.

Are you a member of any bloggers groups?
I’m not a member of any formal groups but I would love it if bloggers, no matter their levels of expertise, could get together and come up with a brilliant project that could benefit everyone.  Actually, I have just started collaborating with Chic Modern Vintage and Chic Chocolate for a series of posts that have been a lot of fun to create.
Do you attend any blogger meet ups?
Unfortunately in New Mexico there are not a lot of décor bloggers, but I am relocating to California at the end of the month where I am hoping to meet up with a few of my faves who call the Bay Area home.

How do you find the interiors blogging community? 
Friendly?  Yes.  Really, it should be no other way. I’ve communicated with people like you, Beauty is Diverse, Haute Design, Get Togetha and so many many more who make it a point to share and care.  Unfortunately with the good comes the bad. Cliquey?  Most definitely. Competitive?  I’ve only heard that it is. I’ve never experienced it first-hand.

Are there any community blogging activities that you are involved in? 
Oh, I love to swap links.  Why not?  It’s a great way to make connections and to show yourself friendly.  Not everyone is into it, and for good reason, but I like it, especially if I’m linking to a blog that’s really on the verge.  I kind of feel like I’m letting the world in on a little secret even if I’m not the first person to discover it.

You can read Adrienne's blog here.

You can follow her on Twitter

Click here to read the other posts in 'The Life of a Blogger' series.

Tomorrow you will fid out what it is like to be a Travel blogger.

3 cool comments:

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Ondo Lady, thanks for featuring Adrienne again. I have to admit that I have slacked in reading your blog, which I love. Please charge it to my mind and not my heart. Thanks again.

DJ Taurus said...

Great post on Adrienne! Keep 'em coming :)

Chic Chocolate said...

What a cool post, Ronke! Adrienne is a sweet person and if other bloggers don't have her on their "blog roll," they should be ashamed. She has one of the best blogs I've seen out there (plus this one). Keep up the good work!