In case you don’t know this about me, I’ve been blogging for a very long time. I started this blog in 2005, so that’s what? Eight years of blogging? Which means I am like the Dick Clark of the blog world. Positively ancient, but deceptively young looking. Everyone assumes my blog is new, but I’ve been around these parts a long, long time.
In all those years of being a blog writer, I have never considered myself to be anything more than a glorified Hobby Blogger. After all, my blog began as a personal journal, then became a mommy blog and now has morphed into a DIY/ Home Design blog. I feel like that sixth year college Senior who keeps changing his major but mainly just wants to go on Spring Break without any Google Analytics Guilt Trips. During that eight years of being a Hobby Blogger I have read a lot more blog posts than I have written, and have been inspired by countless bloggers. Some of my favorites that regularly inspired me are The Lettered Cottage, The Nester, The DIY Showoff, Centsational Girl, Young House Love, and Bower Power, just to name drop a few.
As it turns out, every single one of those blogs has a common denominator. Can you guess what it is? Here is a hint…
THEN GUESS WHAT HAPPENED Y’ALL?
True Value asked ME, the Sixth Year Senior Slacker Blogger, to join the 2013-2014 True Value DIY Blog Squad!! Lemme tell ya… this girl right here was MEGA EXCITED when that opportunity landed in my inbox. I became even more excited when I sent the email to my husband and he, Mr. Even Keel, also became excited FOR me. After all these years of devouring the past Blog Squad posts with love and admiration, now I get to BE a member of the Blog Squad?
To make things even better, here is a list of my fellow 2013-2014 Blog Squad Members:
Excuse me while I fall out on the ground. I have got to step up my DIYing game!
Oh, what an outstanding line up!! I’m so thankful to True Value for asking me to join this elite group! To say that I’m honored really is an understatement, because my hobby blog mentality won’t allow me to rank my blog up there with all the people who are linked up above. But, I keep pinching myself and finding out that it’s for real! And I can promise that it’s going to be SUCH a fun year of DIY projects around here. J and I have been brainstorming ideas for what projects need to be done first that we think you’ll enjoy.
I think this calls for a celebration, how about you? I’d love it if you would join us for a fun Twitter party tonight along with the moderators, @TrueValue and @ResourcefulMom. Be sure to follow them both on Twitter (oh, and me, too! @BethBryan), along with the hashtag #TrueValueOfDIY to join in the party.
Festivities kick off tonight (Tuesday, July 23rd) starting at 8:00 pm until 9:00 EST. There will be great prizes given away, including SIX (12345…SIX!) True Value gift cards to be given away simply for joining in and answering the questions that the moderators ask! If you’ve never participated in a Twitter party, you can learn more about how to party at this blog.
If you’d like to RSVP for the party and possibly gain some new followers on Twitter, be sure to enter your name and handle over at ResourcefulMommy.com.
I hope I’ll see you all there later tonight! Can’t wait!
I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. This post wasn’t even part of the contract, but I’m so stinking excited to share my news that I had to shout it out from the rooftops! WOOHOO!
keri @ shaken together says
Congrats, Beth! This is SO well deserved and I know that you are gonna rock it out!!
So happy for you, Beth! True Value knows what they are doing – You Go Girl!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Beth, this is exciting news! You really knocked this one out of the park! This is well-deserved because your projects always ROCK!
Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes says
That is so exciting! Congrats!
Trina @ afewmineradjustments.blogspot.com says
Congratulations! That is wonderful news! I am so proud of you, yes you! Beth, today is your day! Rock it!
Janel @ NellieBellie says
Hello..awesome…and OF COURSE! You are the furthest thing from a slacker!! Way to go, congrats!
I think it’s your “hobby blogger” mentality and genuine love for sharing your life – plus being a simply awesome person – that makes your blog such a joy to read. True Value made a wise choice! You keep being you & we’ll keep reading. Congratulations!!!
Sooooo proud of you! I know famous people! I cannot WAIT to see your projects!
Leena Lanteigne says
Congratulations! This is fantastic and I’m so happy for you! What a fn opportunity and a great product and group to work with! I don’t think you’re a DIY Slacker – you’re a DIY Attacker! Go get ’em girl! Hugs, Leena
Christina @ No. 29 Design says
Congratulations Beth! What great news!
Lori @Vintage Charm Restored says
Oh Beth, that’s awesome!! so happy for you!!!
Congratulations!!!! So exciting and well deserved!
Congrats!!! This is great news!
jb @BuildingMoxie says
great news and a big congrats to someone that is so very deserving. cheers my friend. ~jb
kirby carespodi says
Congrats! I’ve been blogging forever, too–2004. I should be famous by now, but I always was a slow learner. It looks like you’re in some good company in that squad of yours!
Figures I will miss the party. I will be busy jumping out of a cake, I mean eating cake, while my family makes fun of me and tells me I’m old. You have a great time at your party, next time put me down to bring the cake, or jump out of it to congratulate you.
How exciting! Congrats!
[email protected] says
Congrats Beth!!!!! That is amazing-you totally deserve it!
Awesome news. Congrats, Beth! SO deserved; you are amazing!
Silly goose. Ain’t none of us surprised. Can’t wait for you to knock our socks off….again. Congrats to True Value for scoring such talent!
Kelly @ View Along the Way says
That is a seriously impressive lineup, and you fit right in! SO proud of you, friend! This is just so well deserved.
“…but mainly just wants to go on Spring Break without any Google Analytics Guilt Trips.” – I LOLed at my desk. 🙂 Well deserved! Can’t wait to see you at Haven!
Allison @ House of Hepworths says
I am thrilled to be on the TVBS with you! I can’t wait to get to know you better!!!
Beth at Unskinny Boppy says
Same to you, Allison! I am thrilled to be a part of it this year, and happy to be in such excellent company! 🙂