Most of you know that I work with Kate to put together a "Best of the Blogosphere" column several times a month. The column features the latest and greatest from blogs all over the world. Awesome home improvement projects, great design, easy-to-follow sewing projects, painting how-tos, you name it. After a couple of years of sharing all that fabulousness with readers, Kate decided it was time to put together a comprehensive, searchable library of all those fantastic links...plus more.
So we got started.
And, many months later, Best of DIY was launched this past Friday!
We both put in a lot of long hours and late nights on this project. Each of the photos you see on the site had to manually clipped, saved, resized, saved again, coded and added to the appropriate galleries. Along with coding for each website link. Times 1000+. I only tell you this so you can see that a lot of thought and dedication went into this site. It's meant to be a go-to resource for anyone looking to make their home a meaningful space. It wasn't an afterthought or something Kate said, "Hey, let's throw this baby together and post about it next week." Nope, it was carefully planned and thought out.
You'll find everything thoughtfully organized in categories like Building Projects, IKEA Hacks, Wall and Art Projects, Sewing Projects, Baby and Kids, and more. The drop down menus make the site easy to navigate.
Most importantly, as a blogger, I appreciate that Kate made the call to have each and every link take you directly to its original source. We all adore Pinterest, but it can be a real pain in the rear to click around or scroll through sites trying to find the source for projects. Best of DIY truly is a wonderful resource!
I have to tell you all what a pleasure it is to work with Kate, who is as friendly and kind as she seems on her blog! I can honestly say that this is my favorite job I've ever had, and I'm so very grateful that she offered me the work. Kate gives credit where credit is due, and I am impressed with her willingness to feature small, up-and-coming bloggers along side some of the mega-bloggers we all love. To me, that's what makes Best of DIY a real treasure...because it focuses on great DIY, regardless of whether the blogger is well-known or just starting out.
I encourage you to head over to Best of DIY today. I will warn you...it can addictive to see all of that fab inspiration in one space!
*If you'd like to be Featured on Best of DIY and the Best of the Blogosphere column, you can email us a link to your post at bestoftheblogosphere(at)gmail(dot)com. Helpful Tip: We look for large, well-lit photos!
Happy DIYing! I'll be back tomorrow with a mouth-watering recipe!