Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Woops - Were You Looking For A Design Blog?

Well, friends, it looks like things are winding down after an exciting couple of days. Layla and Kevin have put up a new post (and it's a great one!) and our visitor count is slowly returning back to it's pre-giveaway numbers. It was tons of fun to see so many new visitors to Home for the Better! Thank you for all of your encouraging comments.

Now the question becomes, "Will any of these lovely readers come back"? We would like you to :) I suppose, though, we should be upfront with you all. Like, maybe we should go ahead and tell you that there are no knock-your-socks-off-a-magazine-is-going-to-be-calling-us-soon type before & afters here (at this point - ha). And maybe we should let you know that it sometimes takes a while to see discernable progress on this blog. While we're at it, perhaps we should also mention that sometimes we might whine and feel sorry for ourselves... well, not too often, but I'm not ruling it out.

But wait a minute. That hardly seems like a solid plan to get y'all to come back, now does it?!

So, we'd better talk fast and also let you know that sometimes we finally start to see something starting to look like "us", and after months of plugging away it means even more than a before and after completed in record time ever could. And sometimes we really are encouraged and having fun... those posts are nice. Occasionally, to keep things pretty - because everyone likes a blog that is pretty - we'll post photos of other people's spectacularly gorgeous rooms because they inspire us and we hope they inspire you, too. And, if it helps, we should also let you know that some of us are really cute and will be showing up from time to time.

So, we hope you come visit :)

In short, there are some incredible design blogs out there. We enjoy reading them, but we aren't pretending to be one of them. When it all comes down to it, this is really a
house blog. It's a real family making a real house their own in real time. It's not flashy, but we like to think it's at least getting more interesting.

We would
really love to have you come along with us as we keep making this home better... bit by bit and month by month. Hopefully, bin pulls, new door trim, and a power tool here and there will add up to entertainment for some of you :)

~ Jacci

P.S. - The house blog/design blog world really is an incredible place! Where else can you receive
free leafblowers and free one-on-one blog advice from dear souls you've never met - all in 48 hours? :) Many, many thanks to Susie for helping me finally get these photos the right size! And look, Susie, I figured out the border, too! How about that :) And, of course, another big "thank you" to the Palmers. (Now, if I can just figure out why that photo was so grainy). Hm.

Hope y'all have a great day.


SarahAnne said...

Hey! I added you to my google reader after I clicked on over here from Lettered Cottage. :) You're preachin to the choir where I'm concerned. LOL Looking forward to getting to know you and follow along as another family makes their house a home, too! :)

Cathy said...

It is worth the visit just to see those beautiful faces! Love, mom

Robin said...

I came from The lettered Cottage and took the afternoon to read your archives. Love what you are doing with your house and your insprations for it. The behind the story details of the why's and wehrefore's are very interesting.

Sara said...

I came over here from the Lettered Cottage and ended up reading all your archives too! Added you to my reader, will be keeping up with you! :)

Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that your numbers may not reflect me in the future; I came over like everyone else, loved your blog, and then I promptly added you to my Google Reader subscriptions.

So, make sure to add one to your future numbers for me over on Google.

Rebecca said...

I came over from Lettered Cottage too. We are also remodeling our little house one project at a time. I'll be back to check out what is going on!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hey girlie! It was so good getting to chat with you last night. Im so glad that your pictures are now whopper size..hehe. Just holler if you need anything..anytime. Susie~

Jacci said...

Hey, all :) What fun to see your comments this afternoon!

Hopefully, I'll be able to come over and visit your blogs within the next few days. Sam is putting the last of the bin pulls on tonight!!! (dancing like a completel fool)

Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and gorgeous, so I'll try to get some pics!!!

Stay tuned...


Pam said...

I am a new comer, clicked over from the Lettered Cottage. I'm enjoying you and your home very much and don't plan on leaving. I'll be here everyday checking to see what is going on. Have fun, :)

Anonymous said...

all blogs are different, and serve different purpose. design blogs are there to provide more expert-like contents. while blog like yours, "house blog" as you may refer it to, serves purpose of sharing yourself with others and having fun... I THINK.

so don't feel any pressure to make yours look like some expert home-design blog; your blog will shine the most when it is truly original. good luck making your own original blog!