Happy Monday to our favorite readers! Tomorrow is DIY Playbook’s official 1st birthday, so we’re devoting this entire week of posts to chat all about the blog. DIY Playbook is a huuuuge part of both of our lives, and many people ask us questions about what it’s really like to be a blogger or what really goes on behind-the-scenes. So today we thought it might be fun to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of our first year of blogging.
Our Fabulous Readers: If you can’t tell already, we heart our readers and are so grateful for the endless love and support. The emails, messages, comments, recreated projects, and general support continues to be the all-time best part of this blog. We love seeing people recreate our projects and send us a picture, because heck, that’s why we do this whole thing. We love to inspire others to tackle their DIY fears and create something they can be proud of within their homes. So if you stop reading this post now…. know that NONE of this would be possible without YOU! We are forever grateful to you, thank you for tuning in each and everyday and giving us a reason to keep on keepin’ on!
Becoming a real small business: Yup, over the past year… DIY Playbook has grown into a small business making these two DIY rookies, rookie small business owners as well. If someone would have told us ten years ago that we would own a business… especially one together… we would have never believed them. Fast forward a few years, degrees, jobs, boyfriends, moves, and here we are, doing our best to grow this small business the best that we know how. But don’t be too impressed by this accomplishment, if we were living on the paychecks we get from DIY Playbook, we’d be living in our parents’ basements with a hot glue gun and a bag of chips we stole from their pantry.
Bonding with your BFF: If nothing else, this blog has brought us wayyy closer together than we ever could have imagined. On average, we chat, text, or email every.single.day…. several times a day (our +1’s will have something to say about that this Friday when they take over the blog, I’m sure). We can probably count on one hand the amount of days we weren’t in contact with one another last year. We are so fortunate to have each other on this journey and couldn’t imagine tackling the blog alone. It’s crazy to think that not only are we best friends, but we’re small business owners… together.
We’ve been through some interesting, frustrating, mysterious, adventurous, exciting, scary, intimidating, nerve-racking, amazing, funny, and priceless situations this year and it’s sometimes hard to fully explain to other loved ones in our lives what exactly is going on with the blog. We’re so blessed to have each other because we always have someone who completely understands and has been through the same exact thing. At the end of the day, we love the blog & are so grateful for the opportunities it has offered, but it’s our friendship that is the most important part of this journey and the part we will always keep as our first priority.