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Ok, so I maybe baited you with the title of this post because I don’t have announcement to share right now. But I am working on something exciting that I’ll post about soon, so stay tuned. Today, I want to talk about what’s in store for 2017. And about you.

I’ve written about everything from anxiety and moving across the country alone to fashion and interiors. And I want to know what you liked, didn’t like, and what you want to see more of. Advice? Interiors? Fashion?

Whether you’ve been a reader for a while or are brand new, I’d love to know more about you and what you want me to write about this year.

I’ve really enjoyed writing and will continue to share what I want to share with you, but being able to write something that might resonate with or inspire my readers is what I enjoy most. If you’d be so kind to copy/paste the following into the comments section below and fill in the blanks, I’d really appreciate it. I think this could also be a fun way for us to get to know each other a bit more.

Name:

Age:

Current and/or dream job:

Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):

I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years

This year, I hope to _____

Favorite posts so far:

I’d love it if you’d write about _______

Thanks, guys!

  • Brittany Cerminara

    Love your blog!

    Name: Brittany

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: Current job CPA, dream job working with dogs/travel editor

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? https://www.instagram.com/brittanycerminara/

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years – over 6 months, TheEveryGirl over a year

    This year, I hope to – continue to travel, include more art in my home, host more dinner parties at my house, step out of my box (thinking weekend retreat alone), celebrate 30!

    Favorite posts so far: Love your winter staples post, Argentina trip, and your home decor posts

    I’d love it if you’d write about – more capsule wardrobe ideas and affordable home decor options

  • Janine

    Name: Janine

    Age: 34

    Current and/or dream job: Sr Accounting Director for a real estate company, doing mostly corporate and trust work

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/janiners82/ (I’m locked down as I share pictures of my nieces and nephews,)

    I’ve been reading this blog for: 4 years

    This year, I hope to: Get married! (Got engaged over the holidays), travel with friends, turn our condo into more of a home, and de-clutter.

    Favorite posts so far: I tend to use your Life Lately as ways to learn about new places in Chicago. I also enjoy reading about your journey to a more minimalist life, as I am slowly working my way through the clutter and excess at home.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: How you put outfits together while maintaining a more minimalist wardrobe and how you identify when you need pieces, how you find inspiration and pieces for your condo and balance your tastes with Conor’s.

    I love your blog because it’s very real and honest – its evident that each post truly reflects you.

  • Heather M.

    Love this idea!

    Name: Heather

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: Currently a CPA/accountant but I would love to be financially independent enough to open a combination dog rescue/bakery for dogs and owners/boutique (mainly to fuel my online shopping habit)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://instagram.com/heather_beale

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: 4 years

    This year, I hope to finally: go back to Greece with friends (having a baby last year put a kink in our annual international travel plans…), take more control of my impulsive spending and my career and find more reasons/put more effort into celebrating (birthdays, achievements, engagements…)

    Favorite posts so far: The winter essentials and condo update posts. I really liked the layout of the winter essentials post in addition to the content

    I’d love it if you’d write about: Echoing another idea but I would love capsule wardrobe ideas (maybe one for each season or themed for your trips?) and honest posts about decor favorites that really help make your space feel like home

  • Emily

    Name: Emily

    Age: 35

    Current and/or dream job: Higher Education

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    https://www.instagram.com/emilykferris/

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: I’ve been reading this and former versions of your blog since I’ve been reading The Everygirl, which is from the very beginning — 4+ years? 2012.

    This year, I hope to: travel more, start/ finish some home projects around my condo (two bathroom renos and a few other things), and get closer to finishing my doctorate.

    Favorite posts so far: Lately, I’ve been loving your condo update posts. Always love your interiors posts, travel posts, and life lately posts. Love your honesty.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: More design/ home decor and how you & Conor have made decisions on the condo. I’m terrible at making decisions! 🙂 But in all seriousness, love your blog as is and hope you keep up the writing streak you’re on!

  • Name: Emily

    Age: 24

    Current and/or dream job: currently – social media strategist for a marketing agency

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): yes! https://www.instagram.com/emilyalott/

    I’ve been reading this blog forEVER

    This year, I hope to: become (more of) a morning person, cook at home, decorate my new apartment, travel, learn how to balance my social life while being a kick ass dog mom 🙂

    Favorite posts so far: your personal and interiors posts!

    I’d love it if you’d write about: how you go about designing a space. Your eye is amazing but I’d love to see the methods behind it all. Why did you decide to pair a light fixture with a table, etc. Capsule wardrobes, how to pack for long trips, behind the scenes “non-curated” posts.

  • Mercedes

    Name: Mercedes

    Age: 27

    Current and/or dream job: Would really love a career in nutrition, currently in the public health field but would like a focus in nutrition

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    https://www.instagram.com/mercedeswarsaw/

    I’ve been reading this blog for: since your last home tour on the Everygirl, less than a year?

    This year, I hope to: Finally get my house in order, been living in my “new” home for over a year and still haven’t found the right rug for my living room rug I love :/ And attempting to Marie Kondo my house and get rid of the clutter

    Favorite posts so far: Your Before and After home tour, love reading about the process you went through when deciding on furniture placement and purchases and pretty much all your decor related post.

    I’d love it if you’d write about : Would love to see decor post on how you chose light fixtures or big furniture pieces, what options you looked at and how you ultimately decided. Also you seem to be organized and neat, any tips for keeping up with pets and living with others that may or may not be as organized and neat.

    Love your blog and this idea!

  • Sara B

    Name: Sara

    Age: 33

    Current and/or dream job: Financial manager at major hospital… working on launching my own interior decorating business this spring as a spin off from my blog. (Coming soon as well, wink wink!)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.thefathydrangea.com and https://www.instagram.com/thefathydrangea/.

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: Since as long as I can remember!

    This year, I hope to _____ Launch my new business, build or renovate our forever home (searching hardcore now!), spend more time with husband and two boys and hopefully get prego with baby #3, stress less, and have more fun!

    Favorite posts so far: Love your travel posts (the pictures!!!) and your condo. So inspiring. Also love hearing the personal stories and what goes on behind the scenes. Nice to hear your struggles and know you are human too behind the pretty pictures!

    I’d love it if you’d write about _______ Entrepreneurship and growing your business, work/life balance, more travels!

  • Kristine Fischer

    Name: Kristi Fischer

    Age: 37

    Current and/or dream job: High School Teacher- hmmm…. something related to real estate or interiors

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/kristifischer/
    honesltymarie.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for a long time… more than 3 years

    This year, I hope to purge the clutter in our house, get organized, take care of me more and wrtie more

    Favorite posts so far: decorating, relationships, random updates and fashion

    I’d love it if you’d write about design advice, layouts and cost FREINDLY options

  • Name: India Hill

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Social Media at Premium Television Company, Freelance Writer. Dream job is to become an author.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @booksandbighair/booksandbighair.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for 1 months/years

    This year, I hope to land a literary agent!

    Favorite posts so far: Before + After home posts and weekly wrap-up posts

    I’d love it if you’d write about tips for working for yourself/remotely!

  • Nicole

    Name: Nicole
    Age: 43

    Current and/or dream job: At-home mom now- dream of owning my own business but have no idea what that would be… ugh…

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? : IG @gardenandcottage

    I’ve been reading this blog for : Since Everygirl started- I followed Alaina for a couple years before Everygirl and love you both- your gorgeous homes, sense of humor, and how much you have accomplished!!

    This year, I hope to: figure out the next phase of life (career) and the age-old “lose weight”

    Favorite posts so far: Any and all photos of your home, travel adventures, and especially posts in which you share the REAL you- we all have hopes, fears, good and bad periods of our lives- I have a lot of respect for people who have the inner strength to share that with others.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: The thought process behind your sense of decorating (Maybe different decorating options you looked at for your new place- kitchen, bathroom, furniture, etc and why you chose some things over other options). I’m fascinated by the “science” of decorating.

  • Cassidy Rose

    Name: Cassidy Graves

    Age: 22

    Current and/or dream job: I’m currently a Social Media Associate at The Brandon Agency, a PR & Advertising Firm in Myrtle Beach. My dream job is to own my own event/wedding planning business. I would also love to take my blog full-time.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cassidygraves , blog: http://www.cassidygraves.com

    I’ve been reading this blog since the Everygirl started!

    This year, I hope to be successful with my blog, move in to my own apartment, and take my career to the next level.

    Favorite posts so far: Everything that has to do with interior design & of course the Everygirl.

    I’d love it if you’d write about how you decorate your home, what your plans for the future are, and advice on if you want to start your own business!

  • Name: Kira Obermeier

    Age: 30

    Current and/or dream job: Current: Associate Director at the Illinois State Senate; Dream: Interior Designer/Fashion + Interiors Blogger

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.theimperfectionistblog.com; @kiraobermeier

    I’ve been reading this blog for a little over a year.

    This year, I hope to launch my own interior design business and continue learning Italian.

    Favorite posts so far: personal stories, anything interiors-related 😉

    I’d love it if you’d write about some blogging-related topics such as growing a following, work/life balance, social media tips, etc.

    Can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2017!!

    xo,
    Kira

    http://www.theimperfectionistblog.com

  • Tuere

    Name: Tuere

    Age: 39

    Current and/or dream job: Management Consultant (current) / Magazine Editor (dream)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @tuerewiggins

    I’ve been reading this blog for 5 or so years? Since back when it was called Breakfast at Toast and not too long after The Everygirl launched.

    This year, I hope to use this fresh start to “renovate” my life. I moved to Nashville two days ago after 3 years of bouncing around (3 cities in as many years). Some of it by choice, most recently due to unforeseen circumstance. A little of it fun, much of it turbulent. All of it learning.

    Favorite posts so far: Condo renovation updates.

    I’d love it if you’d write about interior design process, guidelines, resources, tips, etc.

  • Brittany

    Name: Brittany

    Age: 26

    Current and/or dream job: I’m currently a Research Analyst and PhD Candidate, which I (mostly) love. Eventually, I’d love to be a freelancer (writing and editing) and/or a professor

    Do you have a blog or Instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/brittanyrenken/?hl=en (@brittanyrenken)

    I’ve been reading this blog for 1 year

    This year, I hope to make more time to spend with my friends, despite a hectic work schedule and also wanting to make enough time for my husband and our puppy

    Favorite posts so far: Personal (I.e. grief, moving homes, dating) and travel

    I’d love it if you’d write about: I love when bloggers incorporate a mix of professional and personal posts (within your comfort zone of course) I.e relationships, work-life balance, wellness

  • Elise Keithley

    Name: Elise

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Dream Job: Interior Designer/Full Time Etsy Seller

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Instagram: instagram.com/elise_keithley

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2+ years.

    This year, I hope to push myself further towards my career goals and to focus more on the hobbies I feel passionately about.

    Favorite posts so far: I have been loving the updates on your home. You. have. amazing. taste.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your challenges/successes as you rose to where you are now. I loved your episode of the Lively Show and I’d love to hear more!

  • Name: Erica Holland

    Age: 27

    Current job: Private equity professional.
    Dream job: Run my blog, ModMoney, for a living.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account?: Both! Blog: http://www.mod-money.com. Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/modmoney_

    I’ve been reading this blog for 3 months.

    This year, I hope to continue climbing the steep learning curve of a new blogger, gain some traffic, write what I’m passionate about, and help make personal finance relatable for millennials.

    Favorite posts so far: 2017: New Year New Goals, and anything personal that gives us a peek into who you are!

    I’d love it if you’d write more about your insights into blogging. Whether it’s content generation, social media, growing traffic, or setting goals. I’m new to the blogging world, and I love getting inspiration from others whose work I admire.

    • jenny

      Erica, I am a big fan of PF blogs, and just checked yours out, I love it! Subscribed, and excited to see what you’ve got in store!

      • Thanks so much, Jenny! You made my morning!

  • jenny

    Name: Jenny

    Age: 27

    Current job: Corporate Finance + working on my Web Development side hustle! (hope

    Dream job: Full time Web Developer (goal is freelance!)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.jennycornetet.com + @jennycornetet on instagram

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2 years

    This year, I hope to build out my freelance Web Development business + run another half marathon + meet my personal finance goals

    Favorite posts so far: anything personal!

    I’d love it if you’d write about 1) budget friendly home decor, 2) freelance / self employed lifestyle, 3) travel and 4) capsule wardrobes!

  • Jessica

    Name: Jessica

    Age: 34

    Current and/or dream job: I currently teach English (mostly British literature and Professional Writing) at a university, but my contract ends this semester, and I am seriously considering a career change. I’m not sure what my dream job would be exactly! Maybe writing/editing or working in a really fancy library like the NYPL. Basically I could talk about books all day. : )

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/j_l_cook/?hl=en

    I’ve been reading this blog for maybe 5 years? It wasn’t long after the Everygirl launch and back in the Breakfast at Toast days.

    This year, I hope to make a career change and be kinder to myself.

    Favorite posts so far: I’ve loved all your personal posts and life updates, anything career related, travel.

    I’d love it if you’d write about, honestly, more of the same! I think you’ve done such a nice balance of different types of posts this past year. If you’re comfortable sharing, maybe a bit about your approach to your career–are you a goal setter, or just seeing where the Everygirl takes you, what you’ve learned about yourself, etc.

  • Anne

    Name: Anne

    Age: turning 30 Friday

    Current and/or dream job: i am currently in risk management at a large bank – I really enjoy it!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): sent DM with my instagram…. I post about once a month – so its not super awesome 🙂 Love yours though!! I found cuyana because of your insta!

    I’ve been reading this blog for many years.

    This year, I hope to be more mindful about eating real food and cutting way back on processed crap.

    Favorite posts so far: I enjoy the ‘life’ posts. I also get great recipe ideas from your round ups.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: I think you have a great balance of content…. I am never skipping posts. Though since you are asking….. bring on all the recipe roundups/food posts!

  • Name: Liz

    Age: 32

    Current and/or dream job: I’m in management at an Insurance Company — love what I do. Perfect balance of team work and analytics.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    Blog – http://twosixandcounting.blogspot.com/
    IG – https://www.instagram.com/lizurso/

    I’ve been reading this blog for months/years: Years — probably since the launch of TEG.

    This year, I hope to: Travel more. get more settled in Chicago!

    Favorite posts so far: Home Tours 🙂

    I’d love it if you’d write about: More personal style

  • Mai

    Name: Mai

    Age: 26

    Current and/or dream job: marketing coordinator, and would love to work for myself one day

    Do you have a blog or instagram account?: https://www.instagram.com/_i_am_mai_/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 3ish? years

    This year, I hope to have a clearer sense of direction on starting my own business

    Favorite posts so far: personal posts

    I’d love it if you’d write about interior decorating process, anything personal

  • Tanya

    Name:Tanya

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: Higher Education // Currently exploring my next step…I would love to work a bit closer to home and in a creative setting

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    IG – @tanyavmoon (private since I post pics of my child)
    Blog – relaunching soon! I started my first blog 7 years ago and I need the creative outlet again.

    I’ve been reading this blog since before TEG launched. I believe you were still Breakfast at Toast.

    This year, I hope to find my place career-wise, save money and live a minimalist life.

    Favorite posts so far: when you open up about what life is really like…not just what IG shows.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: real life! It’s easy to get caught up in glossy IG. I love it when you open up about what life is really like.

  • Name: Carolyn

    Age: 27

    Current and/or dream job: Day job: Marketing Coordinator, Side hustle: graphic and website designer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Redesigning the site. https://www.instagram.com/larchlakedesign/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 3 ish years?! Time is going by so quickly!

    This year, I hope to turn my side hustle to a full time, build our dream house (fingers crossed, just waiting on permits and this snow to go away), and travel more.

    Favorite posts so far: Your really honest posts, capsule wardrobe posts, outfit posts, interior design, personal posts.

    I’d love it if you’d write about outfit ideas, your dogs, renovating your condo. I really love the mix of content on your blog. keep up the great work 🙂

  • Name: Theresa

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: Current job: Executive Assistant at Tech Company in SF / Dream job: something creative & online. I have an idea I’m working on and really excited about for brides! Hoping to launch in February.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Blog: http://www.fromfoothillstofog.com/ (working on revamping my blog now) Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/theresamagliozzi/

    I’ve been reading this blog for: I would guess 5 years? (I read yours and Alaina’s blogs before The Everygirl.

    This year, I hope to: Pursue my dreams actively. WORK to make them happen and not just dream about them.

    Favorite posts so far: This is hard, I love your travel posts. I also love your design posts, and really love when you open up personally as well. I like the traditional lifestyle format with a bit of everything.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: More travel, design, personal, etc. I like what you’re already doing 🙂

  • Liane Pamuspusan

    Name: Liane

    Age: 30

    Current and/or dream job:
    Dream Job – become a travel blogger.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lianepamuspusan/
    Blog: http://lianepamuspusan.wordpress.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years
    I discovered your blog when I learned about The Everygirl back in 2012.

    This year, I hope to have a clearer direction of what I’d like to do with my career.

    Favorite posts so far:
    I love your personal posts. They remind me that I’m never alone and that there’s someone else out there who’s going through the same waves.

    I’d love it if you’d write about:
    I love the mixture of your posts, keep at it!

  • Jessica

    Name: Jessica

    Age: 35

    Current and/or dream job: Senior Litigation/Trial Paralegal

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/mufasarasa/

    I’ve been reading this blog for at least the past year

    This year, I hope to learn more about myself and do more good in the world

    Favorite posts so far: your personal posts always resonate with me, in an electronic universe where everything always looks so happy and shiny, sometimes it’s nice to see that our favorite bloggers are real people with anxieties and relationship concerns and hopes and dreams. Also, your travel posts are amazing, so don’t ever stop those!

    I’d love it if you’d write about: along with everyone else it seems 🙂 more personal and travel, also anything about Chicago as I miss my hometown out here in SF. Keep up the amazing work, you are truly inspirational!

  • Mallory Marie

    Name: Mallory

    Age: 28

    Current job: Communications

    Instagram: @_malloryv

    I’ve been reading this blog: for probably 3 + years.

    This year, I hope to: get back into blogging, move into the house we’re building (hopefully in March), travel more.

    Favorite posts so far: Interiors, your life events, personal posts, etc.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: entrepreneurship, self-employment, blogging tips.

  • Emily D

    Name: Emily Delaney

    Age: 25

    Current Job: Account Executive at a large PR firm. Dream Job: I would love to be doing something a little more hands-on creative (writing, styling, etc.) and, if I may be so bold, working for The Everygirl has been my dream job since 2012.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): em_delaney

    I’ve been reading this blog for 3+ years

    This year, I hope to start my own blog to share my experiences as a single, twenty-something, first time homeowner in Chicago.

    Favorite posts so far: I always look forward to your home tours and styling posts but my favorite posts were from last year when you opened up about your move to Chicago and the challenges you’ve faced throughout your career. As others have mentioned, it’s nice to feel like the bloggers we admire are connected to us in some way through shared experiences.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: Before & After features of styling projects, reviews/recommendations for Chicago restaurants/shopping, etc., career advice.

  • Jenny

    Name: Jennifer

    Age: 34

    Current and/or dream job: current: copywriter, yoga instructor; dream: author

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): not yet

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2-ish? years

    This year, I hope to: open a yoga studio in my town; focus more on my personal writing

    Favorite posts so far: interior design posts (I love your love of neutrals); travel posts; post(s) about how you started your graphic design work, your move to Chicago, etc.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your business/career journey and progression, entrepreneurship, life in Chicago.

    I also have to say how much I admire your story: going into graphic design on your own (without degree/background in it), taking the leap to move to Chicago, starting and growing The Everygirl… You’ve done a lot of things that take considerable courage and grit, and you’ve clearly worked hard to build your life the way you want to live it. Thanks for being such a positive inspiration.

  • Amy Austin

    Name: Amy

    Age: 49

    Current and/or dream job: Searching for my next job—so frustrating and ready for something that I really want to do, but really need a decent 8-5 again!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please—- include a link): No blog or Instagram…..sadly.

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years 2-3 yrs!
    This year, I hope to travel more with my husband………..there is so much to see and experience!

    Favorite posts so far: all of them:)

    I’d love it if you’d write about What it’s like to have FT employees and an office! Also, how to make the most of 2-3 days in Chicago………I have to visit this next Summer!

  • Name: Amy

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: It is currently my dream job – 6th grade teacher!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/awiktor1/

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: since 2011? Definitely before you starting thinking/writing about The Everygirl…

    This year, I hope to learn to manage my finances like an adult, move into my own apartment and decorate it to feel like a home (on a budget!) and put myself out there to try new experiences and meet new friends.

    Favorite posts so far: posts where you share the things going on in your life and how they’re affecting you

    I’d love it if you’d write about the process you go through when decorating your many (beautiful) apartments/design projects. Also, anything about personal finance/saving/spending/etc!

    I’ve loved reading your blog and was so happy when you started posting again regularly last year. I moved to Chicago from the other side of the country (NY) in 2012 and I’ve always admired the way you took on this new city and created a life here!

  • Lia

    Name: Lia

    Age: 30

    Current and/or dream job: I’m an OBGYN! I love my job – but I would love to also be a travel blogger and yoga teacher 🙂 So, I need a job where I can be all three of those!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): No blog right now, but I am working on that! My instagram handle is @nellia and @liaw.md

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: I have been reading your blog for years — since before the every girl launched! It has always been one of my favorites.

    This year, I hope to: Oh, so many things! Travel, become better at yoga, and make myself more of a priority. Also, take really great care of my patients, as it will be my first year out of residency (eek!)

    Favorite posts so far: My favorite posts are probably ones that are about random things – like when you link to a bunch of different things you have discovered/are wearing/reading/etc. Love those! I also love your interior design posts and your fashion posts!

    I’d love it if you’d write about: I would love to learn more about your design process with a new apartment and how you keep it so cohesive while still staying in budget! Also, just writing about your life is great with me — I am so happy you are back to posting regularly!

  • Name: Michelle

    Age: 26

    Current and/or dream job: Currently: not exciting/student. Dream job:

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): coastlane.com (coming soon) and @michelleannwilk

    I’ve been reading this blog for 6 years. (Oh wow, time flies!) Started from I think SunSavvy and was reading before The Everygirl.

    This year, I hope to travel and get my shit together more.

    Favorite posts so far: Life posts, style posts, home decor posts.

    I’d love it if you’d write about whatever you want. I am happy to follow along.

  • Name: Tania Clarke

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Currently working at a startup as a Marketing Coordinator, also a digital marketing freelancer. Dream job: Being a content marketer/writer for a women’s career focussed company! (The Everygirl is a big one!)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.tania-maree.com/blog/
    https://www.instagram.com/moon_marketing/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 4 years! Since the EveryGirl first came to be 🙂

    This year, I hope to get published on my favourite sites targeted at women! And keep building my freelance career

    Favorite posts so far: The articles where you write about your life, anxiety and different life situations.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your career, how you find inspiration, what you do to learn more ect.

  • barbara @hodge:podge

    Name: Barbara

    Age: 46 (really? I still feel like I am 26)

    Current and/or dream job: Current: kindergarten teacher Dream job: architect or interior designer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Blog: http://www.markovadesign.com (but its in a sad state of neglect) IG: @barbara.matson (https://www.instagram.com/barbara.matson)

    I’ve been reading this blog for: Hmmm…I think 4 years?

    This year, I hope to be more mindful and in the moment. To make yoga a habit. And to be there when my baby girl gets married!!!!

    Favorite posts so far: Articles about you, your life, what you are feeling.

    I’d love it if you’d write about how you actually were able to make an income from Everygirl and your blog. I am curious how bloggers actually make a living!

  • Moira Cain

    Name: Moira

    Age: 26

    Current and/or dream job: Current: Full time student/ Part time Recruiting Assistant. Dream: Registered Dietitian (it’s what I’m back in school for)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Insta is private. Sorry. :/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 4 years

    This year, I hope to maintain my really great post-bacc GPA! Doing way better this time around!

    Favorite posts so far: Travel posts!

    I’d love it if you’d write about your life in Chicago! Decorating on a budget!

  • speedychick

    Name: Blair
    Age: Gah, 35

    Current and/or dream job: Currently I work for the army in regulatory oversight, dream job doing what I do/opening an animal rescue/sanctuary for exotics ideally but also for pets.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @b_wackyamzgrllife

    I’ve been reading this blog for _3 years

    This year, I hope to enjoy my family more.

    Favorite posts so far: all the posts on your foreign trips (I love traveling)

    I’d love it if you’d write about design, travel, and how-to’s on design, travel, especially affordably.

  • Name: Katherine

    Age: 33

    Current and/or dream job: Interior Designer (commercial projects mostly, but some residential decor on the side)

    I’ve been reading this blog for a year or so

    This year, I hope to focus on a healthy lifestyle: food, exercise, relationships etc

    Favorite posts so far: “Thinks I like”, life lately posts, interior decor/home life posts,

    I’d love it if you’d write about your professional life and how you balance it with your home life

  • Madeline B

    Name: Madeline

    Age: 23

    Current and/or dream job:
    Dream Job- Event Management

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    Yes Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/maddiebags/

    I’ve been reading this blog for: A little over 2 years

    This year, I hope to not be too hard on myself
    Favorite posts so far:
    What you pack on your fabulous trips

    I’d love it if you’d write about favorite products that you use and whatever else you feel like posting.

    • I need to plan another trip so I can actually get it together and share what I pack, but I’ll bet I can come up with an updated travel essentials list.

      And yes, really try to be less hard on yourself! I could use some work on that, too.

  • Name: Allison

    Age: 33

    Current and/or dream job: current: advertising. dream: drummer (even though I have never played the drums), travel writer, groupie.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? blog: http://www.by-allison.com/ instagram: https://instagram.com/allisonbridgman

    I’ve been reading this blog for 1ish years

    This year, I hope to buy an apartment.

    Favorite posts so far: decisions to move from LA to Chicago (I’ve always wanted to make a big move but have a, oh, 32 year history of making safe, responsible choices)

    I’d love it if you’d write about: …hmmm. I kinda like everything. Love the weekly highlights and design stuff the most.

    • Oh hey I know you! Only a year? Feel like I’ve “known” you for longer. Ha.
      And it’s not too late to try out a new city. It’s never too late.

      So crazy. Assumed no one liked the recaps. I just do them since I forget everything. Haha.

      • It does, doesn’t it! I was actually so bummed (in a hi, let’s be friends, not stalkery way) that the one week I was in Chicago last year (heck, in the last 4 years) was when you were in California. But your blog had so many great tips where to eat, I found so many absolute favourites! I actually just closed on a new condo. V excited to start decorating.

  • Rachel Rosenblatt

    Name: Rachel

    Age: about to turn 31!

    Current and/or dream job: current: I work for an insurance adjuster/dream job: run my own interior design consulting business for people in small spaces and/or on a tight budget

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Instagram is https://instagram.com/rachel_rose__

    I’ve been reading this blog for __5_ months/years

    This year, I hope to _move to Chicago (which I am, hopefully in March!) and find love (I know…)____

    Favorite posts so far: Really any of the ones where you talk about moving, especially now that I have decided to take the leap and move to the midwest. It’s a place I have always had a feeling I would belong, Chicago in particular. Like you did, I just find something indescribable about the city that makes me want to call it home. Reading your story and seeing how your life has progressed since I found this blog five years ago has given me a LOT of encouragement with regards to how my own journey might turn out.

    I’d love it if you’d write about _How you met Conor!!!______

    • That’s so exciting about your move! You’ll love Chicago! It’s such a great city. The cold is something else but it’s worth it.

      I’m working on the post about how I met Conor and promise to share it in the next few months.

  • Erin Maleck

    Name: Erin M

    Age: 36

    Current job: graphic artist for a wine distributor
    Dream job: be my own boss doing something creative without the burden of supporting the household

    instagram account : @erincl123 https://www.instagram.com/erincl123/?hl=en
    (haven’t had the courage yet to start a blog, I have a name and blogger page/instagram account but no posts since 2014. :o)

    I’ve been reading this blog for _5__ /years

    This year, I hope to do a mini kitchen renovation

    Favorite posts so far: travel and your house/apartment tours

    I’d love it if you’d write about…I”m not picky but I do love seeing your home. :o)

    • Kat

      Hi! I was scrolling through the comments and wondered how you like being a graphic artist for a wine distributor. That sounds so cool!

    • What a cool/different job! Hoping it comes with lots of wine.
      More travel sounds great. I’d love to take another trip!

  • Name: Deanna

    Age: don’t make me say it….just turned 50! (that is surreal)

    Current and/or dream job: current dream job: own my own business – wedding planner!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.instagram.com/deannanashevents

    I’ve been reading this blog for at least 6 years

    This year, I hope to be: bold and fearless. Launch a new part of my business that I’ve been dreaming about for a few years.

    Favorite posts so far: Love love your house tours and learning about how you started the Everygirl. Also love your roundup on clothes.

    I’d love it if you’d write about – I love reading about other women who started their own business. Daily routines. Chicago life.

    • Haha. Love the don’t make me say it line 😉
      We should all be bold and fearless, right? Not enough of that.
      More clothing roundups coming your way! Anything specific? Outfits I’m wearing or favorite pieces?

  • Kat

    This is great!!

    Name: Kat

    Age: 30

    Current and/or dream job: Dir. of Operations for a non-profit. Dream job: working for myself!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account?: Yes! http://www.crunchykat.com and IG: https://www.instagram.com/crunchy.kat/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 4 years? I can’t remember but it’s been awhile!!

    This year, I hope to: grow my blog and Instagram account. I just started a few months ago but am having SO MUCH FUN so far. I’m loving the creative outlet.

    Favorite posts so far: This is tough. I love your style, both fashion and home decor so I love those but, I think my favorites are your recipe roundups and updates on your favorite snack or food recs. You and I seem to eat the same way so I love hearing about what others are eating too.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: Again, so tough! Maybe another round up of your current Chicago faves? Esp food, COFFEE, smoothies, etc. Or, if you featured other bloggers and did some collaborations with them on projects? Or, interviews with women in business you respect. Maybe they run their own but it’s not necessary. But I also know that kind of content is on The Everygirl… 🙂

    Thanks for all you do, Danielle! I love reading your blog.

    • Hi Kat! I know who you are and already follow you 🙂
      I should revisit my chicago favorites but feel like I need to try some new spots. I’m so bad about that.

      I don’t think I’d interview anyone here since we do that on EG but love those stories.

      • Kat

        🙂 I just wanted to jump in and join the party! Thanks for replying, and following, Danielle! Nice to connect again! 🙂

  • Lisa Pighetti

    Name: Lisa Pighetti

    Age: 53 (and loving it!)

    Current and/or dream job: Current – Art Director/designer which is pretty much my dream job, but I’d love to try my hand at blogging.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/lisapighetti

    I’ve been reading this blog for about 6 months.

    This year, I hope to launch my blog and complete some home renovations.

    Favorite posts so far: Love the home tours.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your business/entrepreneurial experiences as well as other women’s.

    • Nice to meet you, Lisa! Give it a go! Blogging is a lot of work but it’s fun.

  • Name: Steph Piontkowski

    Age: 33

    Current and/or dream job: Interior Designer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    https://www.stephpiontkowski.com/
    IG: @stephpiontkowskiinteriors

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: years – I can’t remember how many. Just shortly after Everygirl started I think.

    This year, I hope to expand my client base and spend more time working. I spend most of my time mom-ing currently and we’re looking for preschools.

    Favorite posts so far: I love the home related posts and can’t wait to see more of your new place.

    I’d love it if you’d write about the interior design related jobs you pick up, and how you get new clients.

    • I do so few of those and don’t really market myself that way since I don’t have that much extra time to do them. Anyone who has found me has done so through my blog or instagram. I’ve never really marketed myself more than that.

  • Name: Clémentine

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: unemployed/lawyer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): yes!
    Instagram.com/ravacholle
    ravacholle.blogspot.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for about 5 years

    This year, I hope to land an interesting position

    Favorite posts so far: I love your updates, travel and interiors posts. I also enjoy all your advice articles about how you decluttered your wardrobe or your tips for moving. I love all posts about Chicago and…. I loved tacky tuesdays.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your decorating process! How do you start? What are your designing rules? I’d also love it if you’d write about your “how-to” (like photo editing or something like that)

    • Those are great suggestions! Adding them to the list. Thank you!

  • Name:
    Kristiina Craven
    Age:
    42
    Current and/or dream job:
    photographer and stay at home mom
    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    @kristiinacraven

    http://www.kristiinacraven.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for 3 years (maybe longer? connected with you over paleo and design 🙂

    This year, I hope to grow my photography business

    Favorite posts so far:
    style, home decor, life
    I’d love it if you’d write about: more of what you love (products, systems, anything you’re discovering 🙂

    It’s been a pleasure to follow along and even though I’m a lot older than you, I learn from you 🙂

    • I know you, too 🙂 Will think about what else I can add to the list. Working on my favorite coffee table books right now.

  • Name: Maria

    Age: 23

    Current and/or dream job: Marketing Student ; Dream Job: Interior Designer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    @mariferoman
    http://www.mariafernandaroman.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for : A year or so

    This year, I hope to Improve my eating habits, workout more than once a week, graduate from college, Start an MA

    Favorite posts so far: Personal and Interior Design.

    I’d love it if you’d write about Personal, Interior Design, Style
    or anything else you have to say for that matter.

    I identify so much with your journey to discovering yout career path and love your input on pretty much everything, since we have very familiar likes/views.

    • Hi Maria! I obviously know who you are from blogging/instagram. Anything personal you want me to write about?

      Thanks so much!

      • Danielle,
        I would say advice on friendships and relationships. Also, I enjoy your life lately posts, as well as How To’s, so please keep those up!

  • Camille

    Name: Camille Claussen

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Current Marketing Analyst – Dream Interior Designers

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):

    https://www.instagram.com/camilleclaussen/
    camilleclaussen.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for 1 year

    This year, I hope to fully launch my website

    Favorite posts so far: house tours

    I’d love it if you’d write about blogging tips

  • Jaclyn

    Name: Jaclyn

    Age: 30

    Current and/or dream job: Advertising Manager

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? yes & yes

    http://www.sharingmysole.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/sharingmysole/

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2 years

    This year, I hope to conquer/stop my over-thinking tendencies, travel more often, focus on joy and refresh my blog!

    Favorite posts so far: love your style round-up posts (fellow neutral lover here!) and interiors/home tours

    I’d love it if you’d write about budget-friendly home decor, any simple home DIY tips and tricks (AKA your home always looks so perfectly tidy in your insta pics – any tricks?!) and moving tips!

    • Is it too late to add not over-thinking to my list?! Will keep those neutral roundups coming for you and am adding a lot more budget-friendly decor. I don’t do DIY but will talk about keeping things clean. Mostly really the case since I’m sort of type A. Ha.

  • meghan huschen

    name: meghan

    age: 31

    current job: teacher in chicago public schools

    do you have a blog or instagram account? yes – meghuschen

    i’ve been reading this blog for 3+ years I think – when it was breakfast at toast

    this year i hope to – finally move into the new house we built in the city!

    favorite posts so far:
    – I love your candid posts about your daily happenings, good days, bad days, etc. I think you keep it real and I really appreciate that.

    – love the home design posts as we’re building from scratch so the inspiration is so helpful!

    • There are days I wish I kept breakfast at toast. I miss it! And congrats on the new house!
      I’ll keep working on those decor posts. Let me know if you hope to see anything specific.

  • Jessica Brooks

    Name: Jessica
    Age: 26
    Current and/or dream job: Currently working as an event manager for a local non-profit
    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): instagram: @jbrooks516
    I’ve been reading this blog: for 2 years
    This year, I hope to: put down my phone and find other sources of relaxation or entertainment!
    Favorite posts so far: condo renovations, traveling and favorite local spots around Chicago
    I’d love it if you’d write about: always happy with more of the above! 🙂

    • I hope to do the same thing but add my computer to the list. Working on it! 🙂

  • Name: Erica

    Age: 40 (yikes!)

    Current and/or dream job: Current job is a stay at home mom and lifestyle blogger, dream job is a barre3 or nail salon owner + stay at home mom + blogger

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://luvinthebubble.com and https://www.instagram.com/ericakartak

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years. Honestly, it’s been years but I lost track! Sometime before you started The Everygirl when it was Breakfast at Toast.

    This year, I hope to survive! Okay, I’m being dramatic, but with 2 kids under 2 years of age, a lot of days are pure survival. I also hope to get a tattoo. I don’t have any and am not really a big tattoo person, but there’s a very small sentimental one I’ve been thinking about getting for years.

    Favorite posts so far: Oh gosh, I love most everything from your more personal posts to style roundups. Now that I think about it, some of my favorites are your weekly updates…what you’re doing and loving. I often find inspiration in them!

    I’d love it if you’d write about the best socks to wear with your Stan Smiths. Kinda random, but every pair I try ends up slipping off the back of my heel!

    • Haha. Love the yikes! I’m only 5 years behind you, you know. Big barre fan, btw. We have that in common.

      I hope you survive too! And I want to now about this tattoo. I don’t actually want one but have thought on and off about a tiny B for buddy because I’ll never not love him and can’t ever regret having him with me forever.

      Not sure the socks get their own posts but I think the J.Crew ones are pretty good! Madewell has some good ones too.

  • Jenn

    Name: Jenn

    Age: 27

    Current and/or dream job: Health policy consultant. Still figuring out that dream job.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @thisis_jenn

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2 months.

    This year, I hope to complete my new year’s list, which includes catching up on shows, reading, completing my goals for the year, and traveling!

    Favorite posts so far: Your style posts, interiors, and personal posts. I especially love when you post your seasonal favorites and your reviews as I’m looking to curate my closet and looking to invest in a few pieces of clothing and shoes.

    I’d love it if you’d write about how to thoughtfully curate your closet, organization, your favorite clothing and shoes, what to pack while traveling, more life posts, anything you want! I enjoy reading your posts. This year, I will try to comment on your to show my appreciation for the time and effort you make to create them and to generate more thoughtful conversation.

    • Ohhh what shows are on your list? Always looking for new ones. I’m working on those posts for you!

      • Jenn

        Thanks so much! I’m excited to see what you have in store for us!

        I’m in the process to starting to watch old shows that have been out for a while. On my list are:

        -Jane the Virgin
        -The Americans
        -Veep
        -The Good Wife

        One show that I finished watching last year that I would recommend watching is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Strong female character who solves mysteries in 1920s Australia. It’s humorous and has good character development. If you don’t want to watch it for the plot, watch it for the amazing costumes!

        • I completely stopped watching The Good Wife on the final season? Need to pick that back up! Oops. And I keep hearing about jane the virgin so guess I need to give that one a go, too!

  • Heather

    Name: Heather

    Age: 36

    Current and/or dream job: Current: Associate Director of Media (I buy commercial time on tv and manage tv ad campaigns). My dream job is to design and flip houses.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @shesdomestic

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: A few years…. before you started the Everygirl

    This year, I hope to: Get a new job. I love what I do and the people I work with but I’m ready for a new challenge. I also want to continue saving money so my husband and I can move into a bigger house in the town I grew up in.

    Favorite posts so far: I love any post revolving around interior design. I also love the home tours.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: more interior design! I can’t get enough. I love how you list where to get the items as well.

    • BEFORE The Everygirl?! Wow. I know your name/photo but that’s basically for forever. I hope you find that new job and that it brings you tons of happiness. I’m working on tons of interior posts for you.

      • Heather

        Yes! I remember you posted the February date when the Everygirl was going to launch! I wish you continued success!

        • That is nuts (in a good way–just seems like SO long ago!) Thank you! 🙂

  • Ashley Brockette

    Name: Ashley

    Age: 36

    Current and/or dream job: Marketing Manager for a nonprofit that work with abused children

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): ashleybrockette on insta
    I have a blog but the struggle to get it moving is HARD and REAL.

    I’ve been reading this blog for several years (maybe 4 or 5) months/years

    This year, I hope to travel & read more, kick-off my blog and work on finding life balance (ha)

    Favorite posts so far: So many, I enjoy your content overall. It is a nice balance.

    I’d love it if you’d write about design projects and work/life balance.

    • Blogging is no joke, right? Looks so easy but actually committing is like whoa. Ha.

      • Ashley Brockette

        Total whoa.

        Really enjoying all your regular updates the past year or so. I enjoy The Everygirl a lot, but it is nice to get to know the women behind it.

  • Jessica I

    Name: Jessica Igielnik

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: non profit lawyer/mom but would love to be a travel blogger (my husband and I get the itch every few months) + interior & cooking blogger!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @jigielnik

    I’ve been reading this blog for: 5 years before the Everyrgirl.

    This year, I hope to: get into shape! Between baby and some health issues I’m not where I want to be. Need to focus on making time to exercise, making smart food choices, will power, and stop mindless eating. Continue to DO rather than complain about the state of our country after the election. Volunteer even more to make a difference in these scary and unpredictable times!

    Favorite posts so far: anything interior and travel (of course). But I love your honesty in your personal posts. Makes me feel a little less alone traveling along in life.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: keep posting! It doesn’t matter! I love it all.

    • Hi Jessica! I hope all your health issues get squared away. It’s so important to make that time for ourselves but for some reason, it’s always one of the first things to go. And I can’t imagine how much things change when a baby comes into play.

  • Erica M.

    Name: Erica M.

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: Currently a branded video producer, which has always been my dream job! I’m presently soul searching to see if this is where I want to stay, transition into a more executive role, or if I should move into another area of the digital market that suits my interests, like travel and lifestyle.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @ericamartiinez

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2-3 years.

    This year, I hope to travel more! Which conflicts with my wanting to save for living 6-12 months abroad (always a dream of mine). Cliche to say, but my goal is to get in better shape as well. I’ve been doing pilates for about 1.5yrs, but work and my long commute has kept me so busy, that the last few months I’ve not been as much as I’d like. So in 2017, I hope to renew my commitment to doing a class 4-6 days a week and incorporate more cardio and clean eating.

    Favorite posts so far: I’ve really enjoyed the travel, fashion and interior posts. But have also appreciated the personal posts, it helps to hear about other people’s struggles with anxiety, family issues, etc.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your experiences being the co-founder of The Everygirl. How do you manage work/life balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle? What are your experiences, struggles and wins (!!) in learning to manage your team and clients as the company continues to grow?

    • Hi Erica! Thank you for reading all this time! I want to live abroad so badly, and we share the same goal to work out at least 4x a week. Not always easy when things get busy! Thanks for the great post ideas!!

  • LBF

    Name: Lucy
    Age: 31
    Current and/or dream job: current: brand/product innovation strategy; dream: vineyard+forgotten animal sanctuary hybrid 🙂
    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): ig @lucybarn
    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: 2-3 years
    This year, I hope to _____: in and beyond 2017…continue to develop and stay present in my yoga practice, spend at least 60seconds everyday hugging my husband so we’re not just ships in the night that hang out on weekends, give more undivided attention to my sweet dog so she never doubts how much I love her, swear less/be thoughtful about how I express myself, save more (money, resources), intentionally practice gratitude and try to keep a bigger picture of life/the world/the universe in mind.
    Favorite posts so far: interiors, life in Chi (I also moved here 6 years ago for a change)
    I’d love it if you’d write about _______: your inspirations; dog rescue!

    • Hi Lucy! I want your dream job, too!
      I love that hugging goal! 🙂 And the pup one, too. I smother my dogs daily.
      Where did you move from?! Very rare someone moves for a change of scenery!

  • Kindal

    Name: Kindal

    Age: 32

    Current and/or dream job: Attorney; I would love to own a green beauty store one day!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): yes to IG – @kindalkreamer

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: 2-3 years

    This year, I hope to _____: find a workout that I have a passion for that I can do at home and can commit to a routine with; I would love to practice more self-care this year as I let my body/health get really run down at my prior job with working long hours, eating poorly and sleeping poorly and am now digging out of the hole that I created for myself (thyroid issues, etc.); decorate my house and make it feel like a home – we moved in about a year ago, but it still needs a lot of work!; be better about sticking to a budget

    Favorite posts so far: I love when you write about your rescue pups, home decorating, workouts, recipes, favorite clothes/accessories, personal stories!

    I’d love it if you’d write about _______ : All of the things you are currently writing about – I love reading your blog and love your style!

    • Hi Kindal! Well when you open that store let me know because I love natural products.
      And if you find that home workout I want to hear about that, too!

      I’m so sorry about your thyroid and hope that gets figured out soon. I have a few friends who have had thyroid issues and know how hard it was for them. Decorating is such a process. Just be patient and know it might take some time.

  • Jenna P

    Name: Jenna

    Age: 32

    Current and/or dream job: Event & Tradeshow Marketing… would love to work in visual merchandising and/or open my own boutique one day!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): Instagram: @jpottschmidt

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: 4 yrs

    This year, I hope to : Take time for self-care, read at least 1 book a month for pleasure, deepen my yoga practice, and find a well-balanced workout routine (i tend to be all or nothing!) build my savings and financial stability, travel more, spend more quality time with friends, declutter my overstuffed closet/wardrobe, the list goes on…

    Favorite posts so far: Your post “LESSONS LEARNED DATING IN MY 30s” really resonated with me and I even shared it with a few friends. Thank you, it gave me hope and some clarity. Also, apartment tours, fashion posts, recipe/workout/wellness posts.

    I’d love it if you’d write about : Just keep doing what you do! I really enjoy the diversity of posts on your blog as well as the authenticity!

    • We have very similar goals! More yoga, working out, reading etc. Do you meditate? I need to do more of that.

      I’ll keep it up! Glad that post resonated with you. I really liked that one, too.

  • Name: Caz Wilson

    Age: 33

    Current and/or dream job: Current = Director of Marketing. Dream job – this year to launch my social media consultancy business and blogging/doing Youtube full time.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): https://www.instagram.com/caz_wilson/

    I’ve been reading this blog for – just before you launch TheEverygirl… so maybe 4 years?

    This year, I hope to launch my business, continue my fitness and health journey (yoga 3 times a week, spin twice, less carbs, more good whole food). I would love to get pregnant this year also.

    Favorite posts so far: The in-depth/personal posts are great, I love when bloggers open up about their struggles. Also the fashion (I love how you say you love fashion but you don’t consider yourself a fashionable person – that is so like me!). I love your thoughts about travel too but I will say I think people put a lot of pressure on themselves to travel. I’d like to say that it’s OK if you’re not able to travel at this time, the world is a big place and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready.

    I’d love it if you’d write about… what you’re already doing! Also, how you started TEG (practical advice, tactics, how did you pay yourself in the beginning. Things like that)

    Love your blog Danielle – thanks for allowing us to share a little bit of ourselves and our thoughts

    • No, over 5 years! Crazy, right?
      Exciting about your consulting biz!
      I’ve written about how we started the site. We actually didn’t pay ourselves for over a year which is why I had 5+ graphic design clients at a time while we grew the site. But I’ll see if I can come up with some more career posts since that seems to be a popular topic here. 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Name: Stephanie Olson

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: currently I’m a copywriter at an ad agency. Dream job would be to own a pet store or be a dog walker/pet sitter

    Instagram: yes, my dog has one (https://www.instagram.com/anniethebugg/) and my personal one is https://www.instagram.com/stephas123

    I’ve been reading this blog for: 2-3 years? I’ve lost count 🙂

    This year I hope to: develop my career more and spend more time with my dog! Oh and pay off debt.

    Favorite posts so far: I love the posts where you talk about your favorite things, as well as what you’ve done recently. And anything with dogs of course 🙂

    I’d love it if you’d write about: I enjoy what you are doing now! It’s nice to hear from you more often too 🙂

    Thanks for all that you do to inspire us young women!

    • Why wouldn’t your dog have an instagram handle? Buddy has one 🙂 Just too much for me to use it so I post him (and tucker) on my account. Cute pup, btw.

      So more dog posts? You’ve got it. Ha.

  • Heather Tackett

    Name: Heather (Tackett) Wardle

    Age: 34

    Current and/or dream job: Real Estate Agent/ something in Real Estate – jobs in Arkansas are hard for women, limited work – still pursuing the “Dream” and love your site (The Everygirl) for inspiration of making dreams come true! Strong, Powerful -Women!

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): YES! htwardle

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years oh gosh, years! I’ve faithfully followed since 2010!

    This year, I hope to _____ dream big! I want to do something with my life that’s meaningful – and gives me purpose. I know I have it in me, I just don’t know what that “thing” is yet…

    Favorite posts so far: Oh I’ve loved following your design for years – and while, it’s sad but true, I follow along for your relationship posts. So glad to see you “HAPPY” – I think its refreshing to see your life – even from afar, it makes us all “feel like family”

    I’d love it if you’d write about _______ I’ve just enjoyed your blog – and life – (Again not creepy) but more of a “you go girl” “at a distance wish I could live your life (sometimes)” even though I agree, its not prefect, it’s still refreshing to have watched you grow – and I wish I had the same platform – to be inspiration to others!

    • 2010! Ah, the year I moved. That’s crazy. Seems like forever ago.
      And you’re not creepy. I put it out there for people to follow. Ha. I promise my life is SO much less exciting than it might look but thank you so, so much for the kind words. Means a lot. And we are kind of family, huh? You get so invested and start to really connect with these people you follow for years. At least I do!

  • Katie Kinsley

    Name: Katie Kinsley

    Age: 29

    Current job: Digital Communications Specialist

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.kkinsley.com | @hellokinsley

    I’ve been reading this blog for quite a few years

    This year, I hope to make money with my blog

    Favorite posts so far: any home tour

    I’d love it if you’d write about: transparency & sharing more “real” subjects on your blog

    • Hi Katie! Let me know if there are any specific things you’d like me to write about!

  • Kelsey Murray

    Name: Kelsey Murray

    Age: 26

    Current and/or dream job: Social Media Editor, People Magazine

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    Instagram.com/kelseyemurray

    I’ve been reading this blog for 5 years

    This year, I hope to get back to blogging!

    Favorite posts so far: I love your neutral color shopping round ups! AND your life updates

    I’d love it if you’d write about the nitty, gritty details of starting a business. Perhaps a series on how you figured it out, who you had to hire in order to level out your weaknesses, how you learned about everything from accounting to sales… And how do you plan for a future, when social media and apps/livestreams are the most important part of brands these days

    • I know you 🙂 Come back to blogging! It’s fun!

  • Name: Diana Pearl

    Age: 24

    Current and/or dream job: Writer/Reporter at People.com

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    @dspearl for Instagram, blog is http://www.dianapearl.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for years — not sure how many but it’s been a while! Since before you launched the EveryGirl.

    This year, I hope to grow my blog, get a promotion at work, travel to Asia.

    Favorite posts so far: Love your post on guilt and grief after loss + all the life updates. I also love the interior posts, hearing about all your old apartments in Chicago and life in Chicago (I’m originally from right outside the city!)

    I’d love it if you’d write about I’d love to hear about your work for the EveryGirl, how you guys got it off the ground, etc. I also am looking forward to seeing how your condo comes along. But I honestly love your blog so keep doing your thing!

    • Such a cool job at such a young age!
      And you’ve been a reader over 5 years! Crazy!

  • Gillian Clague

    Name: Gillian

    Age: 31

    Current and/or dream job: I’m currently working as a publication specialist for a pharmaceutical company in the sf bay area.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @tealandshadow

    I’ve been reading this blog for 2 years (I think)

    This year, I hope to maintain better life balance and make the time for the hobbies and interests that inspire me. I’d also like to make a painting corner when I move into my new apartment.

    Favorite posts so far: i love the interior design posts and the personal updates.

    I’d love it if you’d write about the hunting and thought process when you’re designing your new stunning condo! It’s fascinating to me how all these amazing pieces are found. I just get stuck looking at all the options, and I’m not aware of many of the resources available.

    • I’m going to include a lot more interior posts soon and plan on sharing the pieces we looked at and what we decided on (and why). Although I didn’t look at much, honestly. It was more of a “Ohhhhhh that’s the one” sort of thing! But I’ll share some options anyway!

  • Kaylee

    Name: Kaylee Caton

    Age: 28 (2 weeks short of 29)

    Current and/or dream job: Current: Junior Architect (very close to getting my Architectural License – which I have to have to call myself and Architect) Dream: Creative Entrepreneur: As difficult as it would be to leave the field of Architecture, after 11 years of working towards being an Architect, I’d love to be able to start a creative business. There are so many outlets I could choose but something in the graphic design, interior design and or custom paintings/drawings.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.instagram.com/kayleecaton/

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: Not sure but it was right before you launched The Everygirl.

    This year, I hope to… complete me final two (of seven) Architectural Registration Exams and launch an Etsy Shop (for printable paper goods – inspired by my recent wedding) and launch a Blog/Facebook Page/Instagram in support of my Etsy Shop.

    Favorite posts so far… all things interior design, Chicago (one of my favorite cities, Go Cubs!), personal posts, and branding.

    I’d love it if you’d write about… all of it! I know it’s not very helpful but I love what you’re doing, keep it up!

    • Happy almost birthday and congrats on your upcoming license! And if it was pre-launch you’ve been reading since late 2011/early 2012! So forever 😉

      That IS helpful. If you ever have any more specific requests do not hesitate to reach out.

  • Name: Stacy

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Currently, an accounting assistant at an architecture firm. Dream job, still working on it. I’d love to work for myself, though.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link):
    Instagram.com/wildandpine
    http://www.wildandpine.com

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: 1-2 years? I found The Everygirl first.

    This year, I hope to: figure out that dream career – or at least my next move. Something that excites me.

    Favorite posts so far: Any/all about decorating and blogging.

    I’d love it if you’d write about: behind the scenes business/entrepreneurship and graphic design background. I also love your personal posts.

    • Your feed is beautiful! And for what it’s worth, I didn’t figure my career out until I was 28 and it took until 30 to really have it situated, so the fact that you’re trying to figure it out at 25 is amazing. You’re so ahead of the game.

  • Name: Yolonda J. Washington

    Age: 37

    Current and/or dream job: Realtor, Lifestyle Blogger, Business Developer

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): instagram.com/stylefragment/

    I’ve been reading this blog for a few months/years

    This year, I hope to grow all my business, complete 150 rides, 50 yoga classes, read at least 3 books, and try one new meal every month that I get in the kitchen and fix myself.

    Favorite posts so far: Honestly, I like them all. But I really enjoy the updates on your new place.

    I’d love it if you’d write about balancing work and personal life maybe. This is a tough question Danielle. 😉

    • Oh, I love your workout goals! I’m on book 2! 3 is such a great / attainable goal. I read one last year. So sad.

      Anything specific I can think about when working on that post? Have any Qs?

      • I’m definitely a schedule and task list person, the problem is that sometimes I struggle to stick with it, specifically on nights when I have a ton of energy and can’t go to sleep. When this happens, it damages my schedule for the next day, causing me to be behind schedule and sometimes off task. Who knows, maybe I just need a sleep aid.

  • Name: Alisha Williams (I’m featured on The Everygirl today, yaaaay!)

    Age: 25

    Current and/or dream job: Designer/Developer behind Alisha Loves Coffee, Co-Owner of The Montrose Barn and designer behind The Launch Bar (online next week.)

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): http://www.alishalovescoffee.com @alishalovescoffee:disqus

    I’ve been reading this blog for *SIX YEARS*

    This year, I hope to: expand my team, learn how to prioritise and structure my day better and take care of my health

    Favorite posts so far: each post that shows a little of what’s happening – about buddy, work, your family, your home. You’re insightful + inspiring when you let us in!

    I’d love it if you’d write about: your career (I know the story but I still love it) along with your own goals + future plans.

    Alisha ♡

    • SIX YEARS?! Seriously? That’s some kind of record. Congrats on the new launch! Can’t wait to see the site. Just followed you in instagram. 🙂
      Have added your suggestions to the list! They’re good ones, so thank you!

  • Maura Keeley

    A little late to this party but thought I’d join anyway!!

    Name: Maura

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: Current job: Oncology Nurse Practitioner, wannabe job: Modern calligrapher

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @maurack (link: https://www.instagram.com/maurack)

    I’ve been reading this blog for ___ months/years: MANY years. Quite possibly from the beginning?

    This year, I hope to _____: Expand my calligraphy and open an Etsy shop (?!!?)

    Favorite posts so far: I love the blog rejuvenation! The personal posts (which I know are probably the hardest to write!!)

    I’d love it if you’d write about _______: I I’d love it if you continue to do what you’re doing & opening up your life to us. I’d also love to read more about your adventures in entrepreneurship!

  • Jen Naye Herrmann

    I’m definitely late to the party, but love this idea:

    Name: Jen Naye Herrmann

    Age: 29

    Current and/or dream job: I’m a corporate gal by day at MillerCoors working on Emerging Marketing and love to hustle on the side. My current focus is my new blog, The Millennial Martha.

    Do you have a blog or instagram account? (If yes please include a link): @themillennialmartha_ (blog), @girlmeetsparty (wedding business) and @jennaye_herrmann (personal)

    I’ve been reading this blog for 1 year. I find you and Alaina so inspiring and have followed your journey since I started Girl Meets Party.

    This year, I hope to dig deep into The Millennial Martha and catch my stride.

    Favorite posts so far: How you two got started.

    I’d love it if you’d write about your life. I love how you write about your journey (personal or business) and keep it real.

    • Danielle Moss

      Hi! Not too late at all 🙂
      Working on more life and business posts but if anything ever comes up that you want me to address let me know! Hopefully see you soon!

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