In 2007 , I heard a friend talking about a BLOG she was reading and she went on to explain how much it had taught her about her photography. I was fascinated by the idea of a blog!
What was it and how could it help my design business? I started researching to see if there were any decorating blogs out there and there were about 5. I immediately started following each one and was hooked with the amount of information I could learn and was so inspired!
So on September 19, 2007 I decided that I needed to start my own decorating blog and wrote my first post. I'm not a natural writer but I knew I had a passion for design and soon realized that my blog would become MY VOICE!
I wrote about what inspired me and why, posted photos of behind the scenes remodel projects, talked about trends, holidays, entertaining tips and much more!
My before and after posts have been my most popular posts.My following grew and I so enjoyed the network of designers and bloggers that I met through my blog. Over the years, I have had countless clients that have told me that they have hired me because of reading my blog. They read my posts without me knowing and then hired me because of what they had seen and read. It allowed future clients to see if my style matched theirs and allowed them to see a glimpse into my personality and the way I do business. It has helped TELL MY STORY and has launched my career.
It has allowed my clients and future clients a behind the scenes view of how I come up with my designs and allowed them to see what inspires me and why.
Now 10 years later, Ruthie Staalsen Interiors has been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award 2017 for
Best Interior Designer Blog. It is so exciting!
I appreciate all of you that have been following my blog for all these years and thank you ahead of time for your vote.