O k, super duper excited about this! This has been in the dreaming stage for quite awhile now, but this week I finally got things underway to make my new idea possible! I think will be a fun and helpful new addition to all home-lovers like us. So what is this new idea?
I *should* wait to tell you about it until I have all the buttons set up and things looking pretty, but I thought I’d tell ya anyway in case you want to be a part of it from day one. It will be a slow work in progressso bear with me. I’m impulsive — I announce things and then I create them. Gah.
Here is the scoop, The Inspired Room will feature several channels (i.e. categories) dedicated to the various aspects of creating a beautiful life and home on a budget. No, it won’t be a magazine and my main blog format is not really changing at all. And NONE of this is visible yet, ALL WILL BE REVEALED SOON!
The front page will still my my same old blog and content, just like it has always been, just with more specific channels available if you would like to check them out.
There will be subscription options in case you do not want to subscribe to all of the categories. Or, you can get it all. Whatever strikes your fancy. More on those options later. No need to worry, if you don’t want all the new features this blog can stay pretty much the same for you. It will all make sense soon enough!
Now, here is the best part. YOU can be a part of this in more ways than just reading and being inspired by these new channels. YOU can be a guest contributor! I have always enjoyed supporting and introducing other women through my blog by including guest posts and this will just give me more opportunities to share your awesomeness and introduce readers to YOU.
One of the first channels I am starting up is The Inspired Room DIY channel. I will be accepting guest posts from readers who have a helpful DIY home decorating or remodeling tip, idea or tutorial to share. You do not have to have a blog to be a contributor! I will continue to contribute my own ideas and tips as well.
So how do YOU contribute?
It is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. For now, I have set up an email address for DIY posts. Please DO NOT send them to any other email address except for this one. DIY [dot] inspired [at] gmail [dot] com.
2. Simply attach clear DIY (do it yourself, as opposed to hiring someone else or buying something ready made!) photos (please make them 500 pixels wide) and send your DIY tips in article form within the body of the email. Be sure to let me know how you want me to identify you in the byline of the article (i.e. post submitted by Melissa from The Inspired Room or post submitted by Melissa Michaels). You can give me a link to your blog or site if you want to. I will give you credit and link back.
Posts can funny or serious in tone, whatever is your own natural style. You can send them anytime, starting now.
If you have already blogged about your DIY tips (that is fine), give me the permalink(s) directly to where you shared your tips on your own blog and I can find them there to create your guest post. You can send lots of them if you want, there is not a limit.
3. You MUST state in the email that I have permission to share the tips and the photos in your guest post. You will be credited. If your DIY tips are approved, your post will be published in the DIY channel and that channel will be linked from my main blog. I cannot guarantee I will use every submission or WHEN they will be posted — posts are approved and published at my discretion. These are guest posts and not paid posts at this time.
Posts or ideas don’t have to be magazine worthy, this is all about REAL LIFE DIY. Just keep posts and images in general good quality and taste and please proof read your submission! I don’t have time for a lot of editing!
So, go ahead and send in your posts or links anytime and then watch The Inspired Room for our new channels to start emerging! Yeah, I am totally making this up as I go along so pardon the dust as things get going! He heh, I am a crazy blogger.
PS. For those of you who wanted to subscribe to be able to see the secret codes for giveaways but do not have a blog reader, did you know you can subscribe by email? All you have to do is click here! Easy peasy! I cracked up over your emails trying to find that code…we’ll do more subscriber-only fun stuff in the future! Watch for it! And watch for the new channels and how to subscribe to them, coming in the near future!
Thanks for listening to my new idea and I hope you’ll be my guest very soon!
Confused? Feel free to ask questions and we can figure this out. Or, just sit back and wait for it all to be revealed!
creative space photo inspiration: Country Living