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A reader question came into my inbox last week:
Hey there, Sarah! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and I really love so many things about it. One of the things I love most is that you’re a single gal doing all the work yourself. I was wondering if you have any recommendations for other blogs to check out that are written by single ladies like us. I mean, don’t get me wrong…I love reading blogs written by mommies (mostly because I love me some cute babies), but it would be nice to hear more stories from a more relatable point of view. Any recommendations you can send my way would be awesome.
Thanks much! Keep up the good work! :)
Great question, Ryan – but to tell the truth, I wish I knew the answer! There are two single gal DIYers that I regularly read, and those are DIY Diva (who I did the first Dueling DIY challenge with – and yes, first, meaning I’m planning more!) and Brick City Love. As you can probably imagine, I haven’t had much time to scour the internet for more, and I would LOVE to find a few new ones. And not surprisingly, if there are other single DIYers like us out there, they probably haven’t found the time to connect to other blogs in the same niche either (because, ahem, we’re kinda on our own and a little busy, here).
So, for today’s post (and heck, I’m still recovering from the Haven conference, so this is perfect timing!), I want to offer up a link party (which I think I’ve only done once before) for other blogs to add themselves to this list. Ladies (and guys, too – living alone and remodeling a house isn’t easy no matter the gender) – if you are a single DIYer and blogging about it, please go ahead and post your URL to the link party below.
There’s only one caveat: please ONLY link up if you’re single. As in, living by yourself (we all get helping hands occasionally, but living in a house alone is a big part of my experience with DIY – the lack of having someone else to “hold that right there” or get my lazy ass off the couch). I know there are LOTS of married DIYers (some with kids, some without) who do plenty of DIY on their own and blog on their own, and I don’t want you to think I don’t enjoy reading these blogs either. I certainly do. But I’m just as curious as Ryan to see how many there might be in a situation very similar to me. And I’m with ya, Ryan – there don’t seem to be many ladies who went “I think I’ll buy a house today and renovate it… and completely eff up my dating life while I’m at it.”