Hi, StoneGable friends old and new. Can we talk? Today is a very important message from me to you to help you enjoy and learn and be inspired by what you find here. Did you know that StoneGable has over 3,000 archived posts? Yes! And they all contain lots of information and ideas about all things home. But, you may be missing much of all StoneGable has to offer if you are not reading reposted archived posts! Continue reading I think you will be surprised! We need to talk…
Did you know that every Saturday I am part of a great group of bloggers who choose the “best of the best” and repost them? We call it HOME STYLE SATURDAY. Besides Saturdays, a few times a month I repost archived posts that are relevant to the season or DTT topic or just because a post might be badly in need of a makeover!
Now you may think this is just a lazy way to add a post to my blog. I post almost every day of the week and sometimes twice on Sunday (not kidding). But oh, no!!!!! There are some very good reasons to repost! Let’s talk about a few right here and while we’re chatting I’m sharing some of my favorite vignettes just for fun!
Every StoneGable reposted archived post must…
Things in the home decor industry change. New trends surface and new ways of decorating and thinking about decorating emerge. Fresh new ideas are always on the horizon! The world of design is very creative and this fact alone makes it a quickly changing world.
It is important to me, as I study and research and experiment with design that I keep you, my friends, updated as well!
So I am continually updating StoneGable archived posts to keep you in the know when it comes to all things home! That does not mean I don’t keep the tried and true decorating ideas but it does mean that when I repost something it will have new information and fresh ideas! What it also means is when you read a StoneGable post it is full of inspiring and new ideas!
A reposted archived post will never be “cut and paste” to fill up space! YOU deserve more!
…BE VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL
If you want to see what the very first pictures I took for my blog go HERE. I used a little point-n-shoot camera and no special lighting or editing! And styling? I thought throwing a tea towel under the clear pan was rather fancy! This post stays live to remind me of how far I’ve come!
I have learned enough to fill a book about photography in the last 8 years! I have state-of-the-art equipment and have taken hours of photography classes.
I don’t point and shoot anymore. Styling takes FOR-ever and I edit each picture that makes it onto my blog! Getting just the right shot takes lots of time, some talent and is a labor of love.
So as I get better and better (I hope) I’m replacing old photos in archived post with new ones that are a better representation of what I am blogging about. And let’s face it… we all love “pretty”. So I try to make my photographs as appealing as I can!
BTW: this fall I am reposting the Baked Oatmeal archived post!
…HAVE BETTER CONTENT
Many times when I share an archived StoneGable post it is because I have learned more and have a more seasoned outlook on decorating. My decorating and design skills are constantly being honed.
I read lots and lots of decorating books, magazines, blogs, etc. and listen to a myriad of decorating podcasts. And my home is my laboratory! It’s in a constant state of flux.
So I’m always learning new things about the decorating world and beyond. And I’m thrilled to share what I am learning.
When I repost it will reflect what I am learning!
…BE BETTER WRITTEN
Oh, goodness! I am a horrid speller but thanks to Grammarly, not too many misspelled words get by without being noticed these days. And grammar too! But there are always those outliers! Once in awhile, I look at what I wrote and scratch my head! REALLY?
So when I post something archived I try to be keenly aware of saying what I want to say in the best way I can say it. And often I rewrite a lot of the post!
WHY SHOULD YOU DEFINITELY READ REPOSTED ARCHIVED POSTS?
These posts are fresh and beautiful and well written. They are extra scrutinized by me and have to pass muster to be reposted. StoneGable’s reposted archived posts are really the best of the best!
They are the posts to pay attention to and PIN and reread. They are worked over and work on just for you!
I think these posts are worth a second look (and first look to many)! My hope is that you will read them and be inspired in a fresh and new way!
You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m finding to in every day HERE.