Meet the Blogger: Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave

February 21, 2011

Your favorite aspect of blogging?
The friends I’ve made online. That kind of sounds like I went to a chat room and met some sketchy dude and now we’re getting married! But tell me, when you meet someone for the first time, what’s the topic of conversation? Your similarities and interests. Relating to someone’s blog and getting to know them online is just the initial step of becoming a friend. 

I went to a conference a couple weeks ago and met several bloggers that I’ve read for a couple years now. I even roomed with one that I had never met in person – and you know what? When we met we instantly embraced and felt like old friends. My mouth hurt from talking and laughing so much. I came home wanting all of them to become my next door neighbors. 

(Pinwheel Party – more here)

What were the deciding factors to start your event design business? 
I’ve wanted to be an event planner for several years now but had this idea that I would need some type of formal education or someone giving me permission to do it. Then I started showcasing some parties and projects on my blog and I got positive feedback from my readers. It gave me the little boost that said, “Yes! You can do it. Figure it out. No more excuses.” I was teaching at the time and it was summer so I had a lot of time to devote to it. I still have a long way to go but I’m happy that the initial steps of business creation are complete.

What are your top resources for inspiration?
Martha Stewart Weddings 
Stylist portfolios 
Well crafted store displays 
Interesting visual movies like Wes Anderson films 

Can you share with us some of your goals for your blog/business this year?
Blog: Feature more original content.  
Business: I want to secure at least one wedding and actually getting paid might be a good thing. I’ve done my share of free work! 

(28 days of cardigans – more here.)

Just for fun – what are your top 5 day to day must haves?
a shower 
a funny text from a friend

This is just a taste of all the fun over on You are My Fave:) Isn’t she fabulous? Thanks Melanie for visiting IHOD and sharing some inspiration. You can find more You Are My Fave here:

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