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Ten Things: DIY Blogging


Sometimes I just have to giggle about how weird it is to be a blogger. Especially, for me, a DIY blogger. I consider myself a maker, you guys know that, so even though Lovely Indeed covers lots of crazy topics, I do love working with my hands and sharing what I make.

But sometimes while I’m conducting DIY-type business I stop and just think how crazy it is. First of all, that it’s a job at all (which I love and am so grateful for). And secondly, the bizarre behavior that I and the rest of my DIY blogger pals tend to exhibit. You can spot a DIY blogger a mile away if you know what you’re looking for. So I thought I’d share a few things that I find myself doing and then laughing about. Here we go.

1. Hoarding weird junk like cardboard tubes and scraps of fabric “in case they come in handy.”

2. Stopping in the middle ofย every single project to take step-by-step photos.

3. Knowing exactly which kind of glue is good for sticking any two things in the world together.

4. Thinking “I could make that,” shortly followed by “But will I make that?” every time you’re in a store.

5. Covering up that one part of the project that you smudged and didn’t have time to fix for the photos.

6. Having intimate knowledge of the layout of every craft/fabric/hardware store in a 20 mile radius.

7. Standing, laying, sitting, contorting the body into any position just to get the right photo. (Exhibit A.)

8. Having 18 pairs of scissors because they each do something just a bit different.

9. The endless hunt for the perfect glue gun.

10.ย Glitter on the bottom of my feet. Always.

If you’re a blogger, what are some of your kooky tendencies? And if you’re in another line of work, what is some of the weird stuff you do because of your job? I love this game! Have a great weekend. xoxo

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41 thoughts on “Ten Things: DIY Blogging

  1. ha ha! I was a foreign language teacher (now we’re supposed to say “world language,” or “modern language”), and I used to keep old toys, pictures, and other gadgets because someday they would come in handy in class, for oral practice. And many did. I was all about storage tubs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hear ya!

  2. I have just started blogging this week and my arm hurts from taking photos at a weird angle this morning on my kitchen counter and editing photos with every spare moment.

  3. Yes yes yes! Love it! I’m a singer and this weekend I’m writing on the topic of music engraving…which is basically what sheet music evolved to! Love you guys, so inspiring on all my levels… DIY, photography, blogging, creative! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. oh, like own a hundred rolls of washi tapes and still find reasons why you need 10 more? Or that corner of the room that’s super pretty and neat for a photoshoot, and the rest of the house total chaos? ๐Ÿ˜€ I hear you girl ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  5. HAHA! I peed a little when I read #4. I do this on a daily basis. “Oh yeah I could make that. But WILL I?” So good.

  6. Raiding the Target dollar bin and then taking cute pictures of it to post on Instagram so that my pals will go “ERMERGERD where do I get that??” and I go “TARGET!! Hollah!!” and they go “I am going right EFFING NOW.”

  7. THIS IS MY LIIIIFE. Haha, great list! My wife sometimes comes home to crazy studio set-ups in the kitchen, where I’m standing on the table trying to get the perfect shot. Gives the whole “it’s not what you think…” moment a new meaning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Haha! I giggled myself while I was reading your post. I’m totally understand you. I’m happy you shared the things with us.

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