Which Blogging Method do YOU Prefer?

Next week is going to be jam-packed with projects to share with you.  Which means our weekend is already filled to the brim.  And you know, we’re excited to get our hands dirty after our health has been restored and our supplies have arrived (I’m talking to you, grasscloth).  We expect to have a completed room to share with you at the end of all this.  And that kind of got me thinking.  I read a lot of blogs and everyone has their own style.  But, I’ve noticed some blogs finish a room and then show you and then break down all the projects.  And we, maybe painstakingly (??) take you through every detail as it happens and then, perhaps, the reveal isn’t as big of a deal.  Just wondering, which do you prefer? Do you like seeing the process or the finished product first?

P.S. Image found here.  And it is absolutely dreamy to me.  Cozy and cool. Some Fridays you just need a gorgeous room to look at and be inspired by, right? Happy Weekend.

28 Comments

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Adrienne J

    I love to see the process step by step! I almost think it makes what you’re doing seem more achievable. The process is broken down so it doesn’t seem too overwhelming and I now think ‘Oh I could do that!’.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Meagan@Meagan Tells All

    I like to see the process!

    That room! Swoon!!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Meagan S

    I like seeing the process along the way. Sure the big reveal is less dramatic – but its more true to life. Big changes don’t happen overnight.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    I want to see it put together then show me how you did it. Seeing it come together slowly is sometimes a little painstaking. Especially with the unplanned breaks you may have to take while rearing a toddler.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    I love seeing it step by step! Big projects don’t happen in a day & I think taking your time to write out the process makes it less stressful for us part time DIYers to not get frustrated when it doesn’t happen overnight :)

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Daniela

    I prefer process along the way. It gets me way more invested in the final product, for sure. Plus it’s more realistic if someone wanted to do something similar – otherwise, it feels a bit like Trading Spaces.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Maria

    I like to see it along the way too. Makes me feel like we’re right there with you.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Laura

    I like seeing it step by step. It seems more real, it allows for more detail to be given, and the struggles you guys come upon with redesigning makes it experience much more relatable. Like what Meagan said – big changes definitely don’t happen overnight. This feels more real.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Gabrielle Barnier

    I absolutely adore how you two are doing things now. I love watching the process as it’s happening because it shows me the reality of diy. Everything does not magically come together. I like knowing I’m not the only one out there that takes weeks to complete a project.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Danny.April

    I love the way you blog! I really enjoy seeing every detail while you are in the moment. It feels more real, like I’m right there with you cheering you on! You guys are doing amazing and are inspiring us all to make our own homes beautiful. Thank you!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    vicks27

    I like the step-by-step. Makes things seem more approachable. Like there’s not too much to bite off right away :)

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Nichole

    I like seeing the process step-by-step. Renovating, decorating – really everything – is a process of evolution. That said, I think you should share in whatever way you’re most comfortable with since this is your blog after all :).

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Rebecca

    Looks like everyone likes seeing the process – me too!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Cassie A.

    I agree with everyone else… I really like the breakdown of the projects. I feel like it makes the anticipation for the reveal even greater because we get to see how every little piece comes together! Keep up the good work. You’re my fav blogger!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Christina Shelton

    Looks like I’m totally outnumbered but I like the reveal to be a big deal, then see the projects that went into it. But whatever you choose its going to be exciting!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Ashley J

    Real time! Think YHL. No detail gets missed. Some of my other fav blogs do the room reveal but two things happen:
    1. Details get missed. All projects aren’t broken down or talked about & leave me wanting more.
    2. Readers get bored along the way because we get teased for so long that it’s coming, but I hate the waiting honestly.

    Just spill it as you go, we want to be on is journey with you.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    Continue your blog the way you have been doing it because we all love it but I don’t think that was what you were asking us right? I thought the question was when you do the final reveal post do we want you to start that post with the finish project pictures and then the explaination OR start the post with the explaination and at the end of the post show the final reveal pictures (was that the question?)!!!! I love the big reveal picture first thing in that final project post then you can explain everything I am seeing! I hope I understood the question:)Love you guys!

    • Reply January 18, 2013

      Anonymous

      Agreed. Step by step is good but when pictures ate heavily cropped or too zoomed in because you’re trying not to “reveal” it’s weird. Like for Greta’s curtains. It was hard to tell what they actually look like since you didnt zoom out. I couldn’t tell how they looked with the paint, pelmet, etc. When pictures don’t illustrate what you’re saying it is hard to know what you’re looki.g at. Plus it also has an “i have to squeeze as many posts as possible out of this so I can only show you one square foot now.” I like a reveal photo, that builds excitement for how you do each project. Still same amount of posts, the reveal just at the beginning.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Anonymous

    I love the breakdown into projects! Keep it up.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    rachel

    Same progress posts but with zoomed out pictures. The close cropped pictures are annoying and don’t give enough of an idea as to how it looks in the actual room. Trying to keep the whole thing a “secret” so you can reveal it all later id far more annoying than climactic. I think you can do step by step and still give a full picture (like YHL)

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Callie

    I don’t think the cropped photos are annoying at all! It’s fun to try to guess how it will look all together. But really either way is fine to me – it’s your house that you’re letting us peek in on after all! ;) I like the step-by-step the best I think – it doesn’t take away from the reveal to me to have seen each of the parts of the room coming together, and it’s more relatable for how I would see projects emerge if I was doing them.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Patty

    I totally thought that picture was YOUR house.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life

    I’m so happy you asked this question because I’ve been wondering the same thing for my own blog!!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    The Sister Sophisticate

    I like the reveal with snippets of progress along the way then the how-to!

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    Lorilyn Crum

    I like the nitty gritty details – it reminds me that there is a process for everyone and rooms take time to come together, unlike on HGTV since we don’t all have an army of workers and funds at our disposal :)

  • Reply January 19, 2013

    Rachel Leigh

    I like to see the project in real time. I think this gives everyone a realistic timeline of how quickly (or slowly) some projects come together. Don’t change how you blog – love it!

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Tanja

    I love real time updates.

    1. I am way too impatient to wait until the whole thing is done
    2. I love the step by step process, it gives me a true perspective on how much work each step is.

  • Reply January 21, 2013

    Andrea Peterson

    Real time. I like the build up to the big reveal… I’ve noticed that when blogs do a big reveal, and then want you to check back for the project breakdown, I lose interest. I really like the way you guys walk through it and think that we get more detail that way because you blog it as you do it (so nothing gets lost, you know?). Loving the way the room is shaping up… it’s gonna be GORG!!!!

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