We Bloggers

September 3, 2010

First, just thank you.  Thank you so much for sharing your blog spaces this week ~ I was truly overwhelmed with the response to the blog party, nearly 300 inspirational stories, just amazing!  I’ve visited most of your spaces, met a lot of new friends, and learned so much from the glimpses into your lives.   

What’s the number one thing I learned from visiting all of you?   More than anything, we bloggers crave two things: comfort and convenience!  The kitchen island, dining room table, and family room sofa were the most popular spots where many settle in for time spent online.   In this modern age of portability, so many of us now create our ‘office’ wherever we plop down.  “Have laptop, will travel” was the dominant theme ~ I love that! 

Who are we?  We are bloggers!  And overwhelmingly, most of us prefer the comfort of our couch when we go online. 

name five things Name 5 Things

 

We also set up sunny spots in our family room, and we like to have pictures of our loved ones around us. 

Shades of Grey

 

We carve out spaces in our hallways, and in the main corners of our homes where we can be part of the action.  

colorful desks Burns House & Restyled Home

    

We can also be perfectly frank and keep it very real.  :-)

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Perfectly Imperfect Life

  

Many create stylish personalized spaces centered around a white Parsons desk. 

fabulous k desk Fabulous K

 

maria colour me happy office

Colour Me Happy

 

emily clark parsons desk 

Emily A. Clark

 

house of smiths

House of Smiths

 

made by girl parsons desk

Made by Girl

  

 studio ten 25

Studio Ten 25

  

We love to read each other’s really cool blogs.   *wink*

be colorful desktop

 Be Colorful

  

We connect on our family room sofas, our kitchen tables, and in our bedrooms. 

lady bloggersMeganAmanda and Beth

  

We are resourceful !  We carve out nooks in closets, then pretty them up with gorgeous wallpaper.  

bloggers closet offices

Sense and Simplicity;  I Heart Organizing 

 

We even blog at tables we’ve built ourselves, yo. 

funky junk desk table

Funky Junk Interiors

 

We have stylish eclectic and collected home offices.

life at 5 feet

 Life at 5 Feet

 

We blog from our porches too !

 back porch 

 Small Home, Big Start

 

And when it comes to the end of the day, so so so  many of us blog on our sofas at night while our mates watch TV. 

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Eat, Drink & Decorate

 

Who are we?  We are bloggers! 

We are a powerful community of inventive writers, connecting online in ways previous generations never imagined. 

We are wives, mothers, crafters, sewers, designers, professionals and SAHMs.  We swap stories, we share our homes, we share our wishes and our dreams. 

We share our decorating dilemmas, and we inspire each other with our creativity.  We aren’t afraid of power tools and we harness the power of paint.  We educate and we encourage.

We make each other laugh with our crazy but true tales.  We tear up when we read each other’s heartfelt stories. 

We are a group of creative, unique individuals who lift each other up and celebrate each and everyone’s contribution in this adventure called life. 

We are bloggers.  We truly are an amazing community.

 

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59 Responses to “We Bloggers”

  1. Janell Beals says:

    Definitely a great linky party! I was amazed with all the links and what fun to see where people are blogging from! Janell

  2. Eric says:

    Our spaces are as unique as our blogs!

  3. Richella says:

    This is a great post, Kate! A wonderful party you hosted, and now a wonderful summary you’ve written, with shades, I think, of the St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V. Am I right?

    Thank you for all you add to this wonderful community. You’re marvelous.

  4. Vonda says:

    Wonderful summary. I’m so glad to be a part of it, though the showing of the spot was a bit too early for me as I’ve just started carving out a nook in our den for myself.
    And your words ring so true. I’ve once again opened up the creative/think outside of the box mindset that I thought was gone. And it’s because of the MANY, MANY blogs I read everyday. They’ve inspired me to spruce up and redo. Just because you’ve been in a house for a long time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rethink your decorating choices every so often.

  5. Nadir@hodgepodge says:

    Wow!!! What an amazing post and some amazing office spaces! I didn’t get to link up but I loved peeking in on some of the links. In this new business venture & blog re-do I’m starting in the next few weeks it makes me feel so much better that I don’t have to have it “all together” to be inspired & ready to take the next step in expanding my horizons. Thanks for hosting a great party! :-D Take care!

  6. claire says:

    love this. thanks for sharing all of those gorgeous spaces !

  7. Fantastic post!! My goodness, those spaces look professional done! I am so impressed. What a great idea, thank you! And I completely agree with you about the blogging community. It’s been so much better than I ever dreamed. Have a great long weekend!

  8. Kate says:

    aww too true! id love a closet office! they look so cool!!!

  9. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!! I am so sorry I didn’t share my blog space yesterday, because I was at work (doh!), but I loved peeking into other blogger’s homes and work spaces!

  10. Tanya says:

    And to think I didn’t post my spot because I thought I’d be the only one on the couch (no cute office), with my computer hastily put on a shelf of the tv unit when I’m done!

  11. amy says:

    I love all of these spaces! It makes me wnat to go out and redecorate! Happy Friday!

  12. Beautiful collections of pics! And your post was so inspiring…I almost teared up and felt like I should stand with my hand over my heart!! :) You could be a motivational speaker! Seriously!

    have a great long weekend in that ridiculously fab region of the country! I’ll be sweating and trying to control the frizz in my hair.
    xoxo, cassie

  13. Victoria says:

    I didn’t post but am enjoying seeing so many other workspaces. I’m a blog in front of the tv type gal too!

  14. Lisa says:

    Cheers! :) I smiled reading this entire post! It was so fun to see all the little blog spaces and read what you wrote. (writing this from my laptop in the living room) ;)

  15. Wow! These are some beautiful office spaces. I love seeing where other blogger blog :-)

    Thanks for hosting!

    xo,
    cristin

  16. Annelise says:

    Writing a blog has helped me to learn that I need a better space to work from. Thanks for the inspirational images.

  17. L.Duncan says:

    Great Post!!! I enjoyed hopping around the party too!

  18. Cathy says:

    This was such a fantastic party! Thank you, Kate! And thanks to everyone who shared, it was really fun and inspiring, I might have to go shopping for a new desk soon!

  19. Nice post!! I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s blogging space – still have lots to visit.
    Again, thanks for hosting this fun event. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  20. ButterYum says:

    Excellent – I loved this party. Sorry I missed joining it!

  21. Perfectly said Kate and many great spaces!! Love it!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

  22. Chyanne says:

    I sooo missed this…this was create and its good to see where ppl spend most of there time. Since my house is undergoing renovations. My blog space is just about any space I can find.

    Great Blog @ Centsational Girl. Check mine out yuppielady.blogspt.com.

    I too will be sharing my crafty ideas. I toss in fashion of course.

  23. First of all, I see even more cool links that I need to go and visit. :) Second of all, I am feeling a mixture of excitement and also extreme embarrassment at seeing my picture in the recap! Why, oh why didn’t I do something to my hair before I took that shot?! ;)

    Thank you for hosting such a fun and unique party. And thank you for the linky love. :) This is still, hands down, one of my favorite reads each and every day. :)

  24. Jen says:

    SO loved that you did this! Lots and lots of eye candy and inspiration and a feeling of togetherness! Thanks for featuring my closet today too! Made my heart pitter patter when I saw it in your post!

    xoxo,
    Jen

  25. Aww I can’t believe I missed out on this blog party! I’ve had such a busy week.
    I hope I can still participate sometime this weekend!

    It’s great to see I’m not the only one who blogs from the couch, and also who made an “office” from an empty corner of the house!

    I might still try to hook up to your blog party this weekend.

  26. Your views on our blogging community are so spot on! Thank you for articulating the vibe felt all around the spaces featured here!

  27. La says:

    Thank you for such a nice tribute. I’ve only been blogging for a short time and have found the community to be warm and welcoming.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend! La

  28. Thanks for hosting this! It’s been great the last week!!!

  29. LOVE THIS!! It totally inspires me to carve out a little blogging nook for myself. I hate to say it but my blogging spot (at work! shhh) looks a lot like Perfectly Imperfect Life’s. : /

    Not so inspirational.

  30. PS: an early congrats on the -almost- SIX MILLION hits!!

  31. Lauren says:

    Well, thanks for the mention:) I had fun sharing my space, and loved looking at everyone else’s too. Enjoy your holiday weekend…I’ve been getting inspiration for my outside from some of your past posts so I’m excited to get started!

  32. Londen says:

    Thanks for the fun link party, I had fun getting a peek into everyones blogging spot.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  33. Stephanie says:

    I loved this post! So fun to see everyone’s space! Thanks!

  34. Thanks for including my picture! I enjoyed this little recap. And, who am I kidding, you know I also end up on the couch, holding my laptop, watching Bachelor Pad or whatever else reality junk is on :)

  35. Karena says:

    Kate, I really enjoyed this posting and am sorry to not participate !!

    Great thoughts, images and inspirations!!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

  36. Great post! I love all the unique spaces…even took away a few ideas!!

  37. AmericKim says:

    Thank you so very much for the party. It was truly awesome and you inspire so many of us. Your post-post (hehehe; get it? after the post) was very touching, true and heartfelt. Thank you for your insight and dedication to the “blogging universe”. What a great place to be!

    O and sorry about the cheezy joke – it’s still early here. :)

  38. Awesome post! It is pretty cool to have a worldwide group of bloggers who support and encourage one another! Truly a phenomenon!!!

  39. Evie says:

    What a wonderful summary Kate! It makes me feel proud to blog! Thanks for dropping by my space and for giving us the opportunity to share with others!

  40. Emily says:

    Such a great post! Thanks for posting the picture of my living room in your recap and being such a wonderful hostess (and inspirational blogger)!

  41. michaela says:

    This is such a cute post! So glad we got to see where everyone blogs this last week (: so fun!

  42. Pam says:

    Very nicely done. I…..sit at my same ole desk and blog, facebook and surf the net. Which in looking around, I see that it all needs cleaning and picking up! Thanks for that reminder.

  43. Mrs.B says:

    LOVE this~awesome!!!

  44. I’ve been out of the blogging loop all week. Thanks for showcasing some of the blogs-many new to me. I couldn’t pick a favorite there are so many great spaces here.

  45. Stephanie C. says:

    This was so much fun! thanks for sharing. And oh those white chairs – love them!

  46. I am in awe at all the amazing work areas! I love all these ideas. I was going to participate in the party, but we just moved in and my desk is beyond pathetic. I was too embarrassed to even post about it!

    I’m glad you posted these though because now I have some really great ideas to work with when I update my area.

    Thanks! Allison @ House of Hepworths

  47. tami says:

    Wow,those are some cool spaces!

  48. This is a really great post, I loved this so much! All the spaces were great and varied and your commentary was spot on and made me smile all the way while reading it. And I’m typing this from my recently craig-list find gray sectional sofa… count me in with all these sofa-bloggers!

  49. This was a fun party! Some amazing, creative and comfy “blog spots” from some amazing bloggers. Being relatively new to the blogging community, I am inspired to keep blogging, keep sharing and getting inspiration in return from so many of you talented gals. Blog on! :)

  50. Beth@A2Z says:

    This was such a fun linky party Kate! Thanks for hosting and for the recap.

  51. Gretchen T says:

    I LOVED seeing where everyone blogs! And I loved the way this post really made it feel like everyone who blogs is connected in one big community. What a great feeling!

  52. Grace says:

    What a lovely recap of our blogging spots. I have to say I was conflicted when I saw the photo of my ”messy” closet alongside some of the gorgeous spaces you featured – flattered but blushing at the same time. It really does look a little tidier in real life as the stacks of papers are hidden behind the wall. I might add, that my husband calls me ‘excuses-unlimited’ for a reason ;) Thanks for hosting such a fun link party!

  53. listings says:

    amazing.It shows the creativity.Good work by you.And good effort from your side by putting all these here.Thanks for sharing.

  54. I loved, loved, loved this party! It was so fun to peek inside other bloggers’ blogging spaces and get to know them a bit more. I can so relate to Eat, Drink, and Decorate:) And I was excited to see myself sitting next to Amanda (even if it is only in blogland)! Thanks so much for hosting this party Kate. Great idea.

  55. This reads like a MLKJr. speech, almost. Love the highligts! And thank you for hosting such a fun, carefree party. The traffic I got to my blog from your party was unprecedented! So thank you thank you thank you again!

  56. Jessica says:

    I just had to pop in and say that this was such a great and interesting party! I love seeing where creative people work whether they be bloggers, artists, or writers (the book type). I tried desperately to come to the party but missed the timing by literally 2 seconds…needless to say I was a bit bummed, but at least I got a good post out of it. I found out about it to late (through Hooked On Houses) but gave it a shot.

    Your blog is fantastic and I’ve enjoyed exploring and learning from it (and you).
    Best,
    Jessica

  57. Maria Killam says:

    I love this post and especially because you mentioned me–thanks Kate!
    xo
    Maria

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