It seemed fitting and momentous to share this one on my birthday, so I’ve been sitting on this post for a bit! If you’re a regular reader or have been here before, you’ve probably noticed the newly updated website. Things have been shuffled around, the navigation has changed a bit, and blog posts have an updated format. While I’m still ironing out a few details, I wanted to share a tour of the new site with you, point out some new tools I’m proud of, and take this as an opportunity to familiarize everyone with the new site! Click through for a tour and to read about where Room for Tuesday is headed…
My goal here has always been to share educational & entertaining home, design, and renovating content. Think styling, interiors, DIY projects, vintage sourcing, quality home resources, really good finds, and all the fun things pertaining to home. I’ll be leaning into those helpful type of posts because my data shows that’s what the majority of you are here to see & read… which makes me happy that posts of that nature have proved helpful over the years! While it’s not in my best interest (from a business POV) to share personal, travel, or recipe posts- you can still expect those from me occasionally… simply because I enjoy sharing those topics from time-to-time and I think they’re fun. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Blog Post Format
You may have noticed my blog post format has changed… and hopefully for the better! I’ve added headers (for better post hierarchy) and a Table of Contents that allows you to jump from topic-to-topic within each post. In addition to making posts easier to navigate, I’ve also added an FAQ section to the bottom of each blog post.
Images might also look a bit different, as I’ve added sliding or scrolling photo carousels into my posts that are particularly image heavy. I hope those are a fun way to see more visuals without clunking up the site. It keeps things running & loading quickly, while providing more images.
Thanks to SEO updates and in an effort to make things easier to read & navigate, you may also notice posts are more direct. I’ve never been one to add too much fluff or filler to blog posts because I’m a pretty matter of fact person, but I hope my to-the-point posts allow you to find what you’re looking for here, without wasting your time. Because I’m me and I’m also a talkative person, you can still expect to find some personal tidbits in the closing paragraph of each post. That info will always be at the bottom, if you’re interested.
Home Resource Section
One section I’ll continually add to, is my Home Resource section. If you’ve ever wondered, “What paint color is that?” or “Where did that come from?!” this page holds all the answers, sources, paint colors, and relevant blog posts.
You can browse the main Home Tour & Sources landing page, or use the menu navigation drop-down to jump from room-to-room. I’ve still got a few rooms & spaces to add, but it has taken me months to build out this feature and it’s one I’m really proud of. I hope it’s helpful! Each space will continue to look more robust…
Shopping Links & Favorites
You can find all of my shopping links under the “Shop” tab in the top main menu navigation. There you’ll find direct links to my Home Resources, my LTK Page, my Amazon Storefront, and the Tuesday Made shop. Of course you’re always welcome to bookmark these pages as well!
My Voice and Direction
During the process of my site redesign, rebuild, and SEO update, I learned a lot. Ten years worth of updates, to be exact. While it may be hard to believe, I’ve been winging it and flying by the seat of my pants over here… for a decade, ha. In an ever-changing digital age, during a reality where you’re competing with AI (never in my creative or design career would I have imagined having to compete with artificial intelligence), changes were necessary. I’ve watched so many blog friends shut down their sites these past couple years, and I’m giving it my all to forge ahead because this is my passion and happy place. I feel fortunate to have a job I love with a community of the most incredible people (that’s you)!
I’ll always remember the conversation of “creative jobs being a safe & smart choice because computers will never be able to think creatively” … boy, were my design professors wrong. Then again, I also never envisioned myself having a platform like this. My career path has shifted from juggling multiple client design projects to renovating our own home, working with home brands I used to only dream of, all while sharing my best educational design tips & sources. What a ride. All of that to say, as a creator- AI is being prioritized and it makes the jobs of real humans and designers (like myself) more challenging. That means a shift here was necessary to keep things going… leveling up, per say.
I’m really honing in on my area of expertise (design & home) and the valuable, educational information I can share here within that realm.
The Comment Section
The comment section always feels like catching up with friends over coffee- which is my favorite part of writing, sharing, and answering questions here on the blog… knowing that I’m connecting with, helping, and reaching friends from all over. Comments mean so much to me and I’ll always respond- even if it takes me 5-6 days. It’s the best place to ask me a question or say hello! The comment section functionality has not changed, but it did get a stylistic update. Hopefully it’s easier to use!
Make sure you’re on my email list! While this month has been busy completing the new site, I’ve got grand plans to share weekly email newsletters with fun info each Tuesday (obviously). I’ll be starting these up again in November. They’ll give a more personal peek into projects, real time finds, and my life. You’re also welcome to reply to emails… some of you have been surprised that I responded to your email reply, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I’ve gotten this question multiple times, which really makes my heart burst… because I truly have the best blog friends & community here. Thank YOU for that! Here are a few ways you can help support my small business and continued free blog content…
1. Follow along on social media and engage with posts. Every comment, like, save, DM, and share makes a huge difference. It’s highly appreciated and costs nothing.
2. Use my links. When curating home finds, I make a small commission for things I share. It’s very helpful when you use my affiliate links, shop via my Amazon Storefront, or use my LTK page. I only share things I truly love and try to compile them in an organized way that saves you time & money when making home purchases.
3. Shop small at Tuesday Made. If you’re on the hunt for unique or vintage home items & gifts, please keep my small shop, Tuesday Made, in mind!
I would definitely be inclined to set that up for you, if there is enough interest? I think it could be a great way to chat with others outside of the comment section. I’m not sure how many of you have Facebook, but it would be a closed RFT group where I approve each member, share, and moderate content. If so- are there any groups you’re in and love? Which platform is your favorite?
That’s something I’m still sorting out! I’ve changed hosts and I’m trying to figure out how to get those up and running again. Hopefully in the next week or two, we’ll have those back up and running. In the meantime- new blog posts are published on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00am Eastern time. You can also come directly to the site to see what’s new on those days!
While things may look different, I wanted to assure you- it’s still me writing & sharing over here (not AI)… just in a new format. Picture me seated at my antique desk in my home office pounding away on my keyboard- because that’s exactly how each blog post comes to fruition. The website may look different… but it’s really the same. Although, hopefully easier to navigate with more helpful & relevant posts.
As always, I love the Room for Tuesday community we’ve built together. I’m incredibly thankful and thoroughly enjoy chatting & sharing with you (please continue to drop me notes!), and I love to be as helpful as I can. Therefore, please leave your feedback and ideas for future blog posts, and some series you’d like me to continue in the comment section. Your input is always valued! Fire away with questions & ideas below to kick off the week. I’m off to three doctor appointments to celebrate my birthday today, ha. Thank you for being here, friends! Here’s to a wonderful week ahead.