Today you’ll get to hear from Ann Kittredge from Dabbling and Decorating! Ann is different from most of my guests because she sees blogging entirely as a (full-time) hobby and not as a job! I love Ann’s perspective on this because if you don’t love what you do, blogging can so easily become draining. When Ann and her husband retired about 10 years ago, Ann started a blog as a way to share her home decorating ideas and it took off from there! Ann does some really neat things, including a fun collaboration called “Thrifting with the Gals” and the sale of some of her DIYs. If you’re feeling like you need some joy back in your blog, make sure to listen in as Ann shares her tips for keeping things fun and creating content both she and her readers will love.
Blogging as a Full-Time “Hobby”
Ann is a home decor blogger at Dabbling and Decorating, a thrifty and vintage home decorating blog from her homes in Vermont and Coastal Maine. Ann has been passionate about decorating her home since I was a little girl growing up on the coast of Maine and constantly changed around my parent’s home every time they left the house! There’s not a thrift shop or a flea market that Ann can pass by! Ann and her husband of 23 years enjoy skiing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, and traveling together, along with their sidekick Ella, a Bernese Mountain Dog.
In this episode, we cover:
- How Ann got her start in the blogging world
- Why it’s important to love what you do
- Ways to keep blogging fun
- What to do with all your DIYs – how do you keep them from piling up in your house?
- Creating content you know your readers will love
- Tips for group collaborations and blog hops
Links and resources mentioned during this episode:
- Visit Ann’s website, Dabbling and Decorating
- Connect with Ann on Facebook and Instagram
- Cutlery Couture
- Connect with Melanie on Facebook and Instagram
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