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  1. Sarah

    January 2nd, 2018 at 10:49 am

    First of all, the office space looks truly amazing.
    I love your blog and check it pretty much every day. Even a quick snapshot of a pretty fabric or your new favorite paint color is a great blog post in my opinion. But you definitely need to go with your gut! It seems like investing time in the business is wise. But maybe you get business through the blog? Can you blog 3x/week? Such difficult decisions! I love your style and personality. Best wishes to you and I’ll be following you as long as you are able!

  2. effortless

    January 3rd, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for all your words of support! My am is too keep both going because you are writing having the blog does help get clients. I’m just trying out if I should still focus my time on some of the lifestyle posts I did. Maybe I should just be all interior design all the time. I’m still going to be here writing away as long as people are interested. Good to know that you are open to short posts as well. Thank you for your comment! I appreciate it! I was get a smile on my face when I see your name pop up in the comments.

  3. Christine Schwalm Design

    January 2nd, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    I think the “influencer” game is not best long term. A good designer can keep working long after trends fade but an influencer can easily be replaced by the new flavor of the week. And yes, that probably means less content for the site, but the quality of content may be better.

    Take all this with a giant grain of sale from a woman who hasn’t updated her site in forever. 😉

  4. effortless

    January 3rd, 2018 at 9:17 am

    That’s Christine! I totally agree with you! Blogging will always be a part of me and I will continue to do it. I’m just not going to beat myself up if I miss a day. Since Sept of 2008 back in blogger I have been blogging consistently Mon-Fri sometimes with two daily posts. I just can’t keep it up and grow my interior design business. So, it might be more like 3 or 4 posts a week.

  5. Emily

    January 3rd, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    I love your blog and have been reading for many many years! The office space looks great! Would totally understand if you cut post down to two or three a week to focus more on design work. Love hearing your thought process as you create spaces.

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