Lyndsey is not only one of my favorite personal friends, but she's a great gal to know in the blogging and social media world, as well. She is a PR expert, and I recently enjoyed hosting a workshop she spoke at. As I mentioned, she blogs at The Stationery Place. You can find her Writing Process post here. As her blog name suggests, Lyndsey writes about fab stationery and paper products. Some of my favorite posts of hers are ones where she features beautiful wedding and baby announcement finds. She also posts fun paper projects to do with kids, and her enthusiasm for snail mail and the handwritten is contagious. Paper is so pretty and fun--of course there should be a blog to highlight all the best. And that's what Lyndsey does.
Anyway, on to my leg of the tour:
1. What am I working on?
I wish I could say I was working on more projects, but I've got two little boys and a baby girl on the way, so I've been pretty busy keeping up there.
I'm also a contributor for the blog, See Vanessa Craft. You can catch my recipe for Frozen Blackberry Lemonade over there sometime this month.
And as far as upcoming work around The Elephant of Surprise . . . I'm hoping to post photos of master bedroom and nursery projects in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My posts are definitely creative-centered, but other than that, I can't seem to limit myself to anything too specific. I like my posts and photos to have a clean and crisp look, but I like my writing to be a little more casual feeling. I want my blog to be a polished reflection of what I'm doing in real life. I do a lot of diy, craft, and decor projects, and my blog is where I share it.
3. Why do I write what I do?
As I mentioned, I write about what I would be doing even if I didn't have a blog. Before I blogged, and even during my multiple hiatuses, I always find myself working on a project, using my hands to create, recreate, or beautify something. I figure I might as well document it, share it, and give an occasional tutorial to help someone who might want to try it out themselves.
4. How does my writing process work?
I usually try to plan my posts out for the month. I think of projects I want to do around my home, things I want to do with my kids, or things I'm already in the middle of doing. I try to get a couple posts out of one thing, and I try to keep things related within the span of a few days. I also think about holidays, seasons, what's current and plan from there. When a project is ready to be photographed, I usually take the finished product photos first and then deconstruct and take the process photos after. I am terrible about taking good photos when I am really in the process. I like to just get it done, see it finished, and then recreate the steps. If it's something big, or super involved, I will force myself to photograph during the actual process. After I have all my photos taken and edited, I upload those into my post, and add my text around.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hopefully it was kind of fun to get a little look into what goes into these little posts.