Many of you know I run this website as a solo entrepreneur. The photography, written content, website design, and social shares are done by me (credit definitely goes to my husband Lee for the construction-style DIY projects and brand strategy advice!) Because I am writing my content around school drop-offs and kiddo sick days...at times it feels I can't keep up with other websites who have a team of employees and push out new original content 3-4 times a week.
So here is my encouragement to those who run small businesses, blogs, and Etsy shops: challenge yourself with specific goals but don't try to compete with others. Slow and steady growth is far better than a fast-paced burnout. I intentionally took the past week to slow down and reflect on what projects I would like to complete and share in 2018. And while it was hard for me to slow down over Christmas break, I know that my family and my creative energy needed it.
Now for the most popular blog posts from 2017! I pulled these 10 from my analytics and it was so fun to see what articles readers read the most. All of them were DIY-home design related, and no recipes made the list (although Instagram friends do seem to enjoy them..) Scroll down to see all 10! Read More