20 featured bloggers, 200-ish participating bloggers, six weeks. The One Room Challenge is now in its 11th season and Julia and Chris are part of it. We’re talking details about how The One Room Challenge works, how bloggers are chosen, how they feel about being involved and what they get out of it.
Chris and Julia also talk candidly about free stuff from sponsors and how they decide what to accept, what to pay for, and how most projects end up a featuring things from both categories (provided/purchased).
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Listener Question: Would you be doing another nursery if it weren’t for the ORC, and if so, would it be as extreme?
• The individualized importance of home design
• Last child, last nursery
• Helping our (currently) youngest daughter no longer see it as “her room”
• Expensive furniture and decor pieces in a baby’s room
Interview: Linda from Calling it Home, Founder of The One Room Challenge™
• Background on The One Room Challenge
• How the sponsorships work
• The six week timeframe
• How featured participants are chosen
• Some of Linda’s favorite projects
Hot Topic: The Not Normal Things That Bloggers Present as Normal
The professional blogger’s goal is to create great content. The more frequent said content is posted, the more money a blog makes. But what starts as relatable and real, can easily go the way of commercial and staged. We discuss the tight rope that bloggers walk between making money and keeping it real, and how a proper balance helps bloggers publish more quality content for their readers.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Preston: The recent Daddy of Five controversy has Preston thinking about children and the permanent impact, positive or negative, we can each have on them. Every single interaction with a child can end with the child feeling loved.
Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire