After a lovely week spent with family in Arizona, we flew home Saturday night, just in time for hurricane Irene. On the positive side, the MFA closed today so I didn't have to go to work. On the negative side, if they had made that decision just a few hours earlier we could have rescheduled our flight and spent three more days in the sun. Boo.
In any case, you've probably noticed that I did not spend my vacation blogging. I did, however, spend some time thinking about what to blog about. My original plan for this blog was a very informal one: something to the effect of "post about whatever's on my mind when it's on my mind." But posts take a very long time to write, research, and publish, so the reality has involved a lot more thinking and planning than expected before actually posting. I've noticed my posts falling into unintentional categories of sorts, and I've been thinking that perhaps I should create a little more structure and get your input about what you'd like to see on this blog. I don't want to go so far as to create regular "features" (like "wedding Mondays," or "Craigslist Tuesdays"), but I would LOVE to hear which types of posts are most interesting to you. Here are some of the aforementioned categories I've noticed, with examples of each...
1] Inspiration roundups (pictorial wallpaper, midnight blue + ochre, inspiration boards, greige, billowy skirts)
2] Product roundups (velvet, metallic-toe shoes, bamboo, agate + geodes)
3] Craigslist decorating (I, II, III, IV, V)
4] My projects (recovering my ottoman, making my desk, making my inspiration/bulletin board)
5] Being an art history nerd (J. Crew + Millais, J. Adler + ancient Peru, 18th century pocketbooks)
6] Wedding plans and ideas (inspiration, more inspiration, table settings)
7] Looks for less (Plantation Design ad)
8] Random assortments of images and links, either from my files or products I've come across; this would result in more frequent posts but less structure (examples here, here, here, and here)
I'm not a huge commenter – I NEVER commented on blogs before I had my own, and I'm still pretty bad about it – so, comment-shy people, I get it. But I really want to hear from you, even if it's just an anonymous "I like #5." And feel free to give me any other feedback you want! I started blogging because I wanted to be able to talk about my crazy interests with people who wouldn't be bored to tears by them. Now that I actually have some readers, I'd really love to hear from all of you!