Changes to the Blog +++
August 29, 2009 § 7 Comments
My apologies to all of you who posted questions during August and are still waiting to see your posting and my response. I have devoted myself to answering your questions over the past two years because I recognized that many of you do not have access to a professional decorator. The Internet now makes that possible and I have enjoyed helping you. But as the popularity of my site increased, I became overwhelmed by the volume and time required to answer each of you individually.
I intend to maintain this blog so that the collective ideas will still be available. I will continue to post my own blog entries on decorating subjects and update the site regularly. But I am asking for a $20 donation which will cover questions on one room or one exterior.
I hope we can maintain the same level of community spirit that helped make this blog a success. Buy receiving donations for my time on the blog, I can integrate your questions and my responses into my work day so I can continue to help where I can. More importantly, though, I want to be able to sustain this effort over the long term. My husband and I have college costs looming.
Finally, I have a special note to those of you who wrote to me with challenging circumstances, like roof damage from a hurricane or tornado or problems associated with buying a home for the first time. Your notes were humbling to me and I am grateful for the opportunity to help you. Many of you returned the favor by helping someone else in need. I believe in devoting at least part of my time to ‘paying forward’ and I thank you truly for your efforts in carrying on this tradition. Given unlimited time and resources, I would continue helping all of you.
I am sorry if this sudden news is untimely. I assure you I am still engaged as a decorating professional and can be at your service if needed. Thank you for visiting Your Home & Color Coach.