Yup, it’s official: I’ve hired Kate to write fulltime on the blog. Can you believe it? We created an American job. Well, two, if you count me. Three, if you count Leo, but, don’t tell the IRS, okay? Kate’s official title is Managing Editor, RetroRenovation.com. She will be doing lots and lots of writing and chasing stories, helping me to ensure that the best new products, reader projects and vintage love get on the blog as fast as possible. Our goal: To continue to be The Action News Leaders in Retro, live online at 4:30- and 11:50 a.m. Monday through Friday and 24/7 whenever there is Breaking News.
As the blog has grown — to more than 200,000+ unique visitors every month now — it’s been increasingly difficult for me to juggle it all. In fact, I’m giving Kate as many writing assignments as possible, because I need to focus more than ever on being a better webmaster managing complicated tech stuff behind the scenes… to reach out to new sponsors… to research new story ideas — and to catch up, then keep up, on all my emails, too. I’ll be super duper active on the blog each and every day, no matter what, though! It’s my baby, you would have to pry it from my cold dead hands. Oops sorry for the not-happy imagery, but the emphasis is real.
Working together, we want to (1) make the blog even better than ever… (2) ensure that homeowners eager to renovate their homes in a way that’s sympathetic to their original styles can find the blog to get the information they need and to join in the fun… and (3) make enough money so’s we can keep the blog boat afloat. Curious how we make money? See my explanation here, it’s kinda interesting if you ever wonder how bloggers make a living.
Oh. Kate is way more the DIY maven than I am. So there’s that, too. What the heck is that she’s holding? A jigsaw? Kate is ready to get started, buckle up! Kate also will continue with her personal blog, RetroRanchRevamp (which is where I discovered her.)
I am so excited and energized to have Kate on the team. Thank you, Kate!