Now, bloggers are a funny breed because we work on projects and then we force people to look at them by shouting it from the social media rooftops. By putting ourselves and our work out there we are subjecting ourselves to judgment, for better or for worse.
Brittany, The House that Lars Built
After the article which featured Brittany as one of a select number of bloggers in the New York Times, Brittany is the lady in the spotlight. Can I say that I loved her first? Actually she's well loved all over and has been for quite a while through her on point aesthetic and beautiful creations.
She sums up her work on The House That Lars Built like this:
CREATE: I'm first of a creator. I create crafts, style them, design products and interiors, write, illustrate.
PUBLISH: This blog is a great platform for featuring your work as well. Let's talk about how to make that happen!
AMPLIFY: Want your word to spread? Let's talk about how to take it to the next level with my social media platforms.
And she does all those things, really well, and also these things:
I click over to her blog for the beauty she regularly posts and creates. She's so versatile - seemingly talented in every arena. And she's totally humble in person, too.
I don't need to shout out the list of high-end magazines that have featured her or list the uber designers with whom she's worked, but I can say that I am always intrigued to see her next post. She keeps challenging herself to try something new and styles to perfection.
I don't know how she gets it all done...but I do know that she's moving into her own studio space, and I know Brittany will have more beautiful projects to share.
Here's a snippet of her from the interview in the NYT responding to blogger burn out:
Perhaps one day I might get burned out to the point where I don't want to do this anymore. But again, I think that's a part of life. There are natural transition points in which we tackle something new while letting go of the old. I don't think it's something to feel guilty about. I do think it's something we should be aware of. I don't think we should unnecessarily overwork ourselves. I do think we can work smarter not harder. Every occupation and job goes through this period self-evaluation and hopefully it ends with what's best for you and your family.
Perfect! Thanks for all of your tireless work and attention to detail and design, Brittany.
I'm a total fan girl.
Blogger pals, are you burnt out? Do you think this job leads itself more naturally to burn out?