in the master bedroom

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I’ve been gathering inspiration for our master bedroom over the past few months. The truth is that this has been one of the hardest rooms to find photographs for. Our bedroom will be a combination loft and bedroom, with sloped ceilings, beams, and hardwood floors. While I thought  that it would be easy to find pictures for this space, it turns out that my usual search terms of ‘rustic’, ‘loft’, ‘cabin’, ‘reclaimed’, and ‘industrial’ yielded next to no results. Months later, and with only a few photographs on hand, I began to write this post. Then something miraculous happened. After rummaging through Google images, I came across an attic bedroom that had the precise look that I was going for. I clicked to view the page rather than the image itself, and to my utter amazement, all of the photographs that I had saved from various websites were there on one webpage alone! ¡Ay, caramba! Who was this ingenious individual and how had he/she hacked into my vault of master bedroom inspiration? 

Under the overly obvious and seemingly simple category ‘awesome bedrooms’, I had hit the mother-load. The gods had spoken, and led me directly to tumblr’s collection of attic bedrooms. Consequently, I was finally able to publish this post.

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Thank you, fuckyeahcoolbedrooms and others.

<3

Emory 

how do you organize your blog?

PHOTO.jpg PHOTO_2.jpgPHOTO_3.jpg PHOTO_4.jpgPHOTO_5.jpg PHOTO_6.jpgPHOTO_7.jpg PHOTO_8.jpgPHOTO_9.jpgToday’s post is really based on a question. How do you keep your blog organized? I have been blogging for over a year now, first on Tumblr and now on WordPress. At first, I blogged whatever came to mind. If you’ve ever taken a look at Tumblr, you might have noticed that it is mostly a site for art photography and GIFs rather than a place to express long write-ups. As a result, I was posting photographs of our travels, house, pets, films, and eventually, DIY projects. At first, there was no organization to my blog. However, after a couple of months, I began to notice that my DIY posts were getting the most likes, and soon enough I was regularly being featured on Tumblr’s homepage. That’s when I started to take blogging more seriously. Within 6 months, I was inspired to switch to WP so that I could really take off on this blogging adventure. 

That being said, I have also become much more organized. I feel that if I have a general layout of the next few days, weeks, or months, that it will positively affect my blog and its overall flow. I want it to feel organic, but subsequently, not too structured. I would love to return to posting 5 days a week, but with the effort that goes into each post — from conception, to preparation, to photography, to editing, to the write-up, to the final draft, it is just not possible. I don’t know about you, but each post takes me hours on end. Right now, I can only come up with 3 to sometimes 4 posts a week. Even that is tough!

Getting back to my initial question, this is how I organize my blog. I work with two calendars, the bigger one serves as my rough draft, whereas the smaller of the two is what I use to finalize my plans. I then keep these calendars in my blogging station, which also consists of DIY books, multiple cameras, and camera gear. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are when I usually blog, so I will try to split the week into one DIY post, one lifestyle post, and one recipe/outfit post. However, I aim to never designate a day to any given theme. I tried that in the past, but it felt too stiff. I also write down which days I will be taking the photographs for the upcoming posts. So, my blog ideas are written in big, block letters, while my days to shoot are written in smaller letters and in parentheses. Additionally, I have everything planned out up to two months in advance. This way, my thoughts never get forgotten, and I feel a huge relief knowing that I am well-prepared. How’s that for organized? 

Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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