In the Bloglight with Hometalk

Hey guys! I was contacted by Hometalk to take part in their In the Bloglight blogger series. If you haven’t discovered Hometalk yet, you need to! It’s a great site full of inspiration and community. I promise you’ll be sucked in for hours.

Part of the excitement of this opportunity is that I finally have an excuse to talk more about the blog and less about the projects. I’ve never addressed a lot of these questions about how I got into blogging or why I bother to do it. Anyway, without further yammering, let’s get to it!

 

How did you first get into blogging?

I started blogging back in 2008 with a “lifestyle” (aka had no rhyme or reason) blog. In 2010 I got engaged and started focusing on wedding blogging. I wanted to apply to Weddingbee, and was accepted as Miss Sand Dollar by the summer. I blogged about our DIY wedding that we pulled together with $4000 by ourselves and how I basically went insane. Once the wedding was over, I started up a home/DIY blog and named it Killer b. Designs and invited my Weddingbee readership to follow. So thanks to you guys who have been with me since then!

 

How did you decide on the name of your blog?

I wanted something fun and a little bit daring, and since my name starts with a B I landed on Killer b. and threw in the “designs” because I didn’t know how else to incorporate everything I do. I studied as a graphic designer, have a history of general crafting (sewing, paper crafts, decor, yada yada) and recently have found a passion for carpentry and woodworking. So it wasn’t too scientific, but I’m still really happy with the name and get a kick out of people who address me as “Killer”. It makes me feel like kind of a badass. In a silly way.

 

Is blogging something you do on the side, or is it a full-time job for you?

It’s still a pipe dream to think I could ever rely on this blog as a source of income. Technically I’m a SAHM and do a little freelance design work on the side, and am making a (slow) go at selling furniture at the local flea market. All my blog revenue (which isn’t much) is donated to charity so I don’t get obsessed with advertisers and page views. I don’t have any current goals or plans in motion to “make it big”.

 

What was the first project you ever posted?

I used to do a little tshirt screenprinting for a band, the Midnight River Choir. I used my Yudu which worked well enough, but I charged a pittance and the work was tough. So after a few batches I quit. But from there I started wedding projects (DIY “fancy” hair combs and my butterfly bouquets) and they grew from there.

 

What do your friends and family think about your blog? Do they read all

9 thoughts on “In the Bloglight with Hometalk

  1. Brooke, I admire what you do! Love your projects and your blog. I hadn’t heard of Wedingbee before your post – very cool! Thank you so much for sharing your story in the Bloglight!

  2. You’re blog name is cool…I mean killer! I enjoyed learning more about you Brooke. Heading off to check out more of your furniture builds and repurposing projects.
    Those are my faves as well. 🙂 Congrats on being featured!

  3. Aww girl, loved to hear your story! And yeah… I can totally see why that washer and dryer went viral… they. are. COOL.

    Thanks for the kind mention!! 🙂

  4. Brooke, stopping in and sooo glad I did! btw you had me at the name, killer b. Love that! But it’s your stylin’ DIYness that’ll keep me coming back. Your blog is cool. And, I’m so happy you’re in the Spotlight. I really liked hearing your story.
    Cheers to you and yours!

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