Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Been Too Long

Wow, it's been a long time. And for that I apologize.

While I will still be blogging about all things sewing, fashion/tall fashion it will be less frequent.

A few months ago my husband and I launched a new neighborhood blog called the Seattle Greenlaker. We kind of knew what we were getting into, but not really.

It means breaking news. It means people requesting advertising rates (umh!) and constantly finding interesting stories to write about that take place in our fabulous neighborhood. It means after work starting a whole new thing and setting time aside for our "blog baby."

The back story is that my husband and I had always wanted to work on a project together. While at a coffeeshop one day I said "why not a blog?" He said, "great, what about?" I said, "how about our neighborhood?" Done! So for three months he worked - designing the identity, the shell of the site, the logos and learned a new programming language. Even on our vacation in April, he was working away poolside.

I meanwhile, researched. I met with potential contributors and chatted with neighborhood officials - learning more about our community.

Then, we pushed the "on" button. Some things broke, somethings didn't. We learned along the way.

So, here we are...  two and a half months in. Our stories have been picked up by local magazines and newspapers and today we announced a partnership with The Seattle Times. (Yah, the SEATTLE TIMES!!)

But the best part is the people. I get emails now from moms and librarians, chefs and naturalists who all want to talk about our neighborhood and I love it.

We have a few advertisers, which help us pay for our expenses, a few fabulous contributors and we have a product, or a thing, that is out in the world. It feels good. No. It feels amazing because it feels like we are part of something in our own little part of the world.

So check out the blog if you are interested. I'll write more here at Sarah's Threads soon on subjects outside of Green Lake too, I promise!

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