Apparently, my blog is lovely. Or at least lovely enough for Mid-Century Modern Love to nomiate me for the One Lovely Blog Award.
With the One Lovely Blog Award you're supposed to share seven unknown things about yourself and then nominate other blogs. Well, here's a handy-dandy list of all the mid-century blogs I would nominate.
So, on to the seven things, but I'm going to twist it a little bit. Since Mad for Mid-Century isn't really about me, I'm going to share seven things you probably don't know about me and seven things you might not know about Mad for Mid-Century.
Seven things about me
1) Five years ago, my wife and I made a five-year plan to move to London before the Olympics.
2) Then she opened a successful graphic design agency in Austin.
3) And I found a copywriting job in Austin that I really like.
4) And we had a kid.
5) So the plan changed, we're going to stay in Austin for at least the next 20 years and retire to London.
6) I purposefully don't mention the name or gender of my kid online because I think it should be up to them if/when they create their online presence.
7) I can grow a decent beard in about a week. A full mountain-man beard takes a little over two weeks.
Seven things about Mad for Mid-Century
1) The original name for Mad for Mid-Century was Our Austin Home because it started as an online to-do list for our mid-century ranch in Austin.
2) When I changed the name, Mad for Mid-Century almost became Mid-Century Minute because I wanted every post to able to be read in a few minutes.
3) I purposefully left the hyphen out of mid-century in the URL of Mad for Mid-Century (www.madformidcentury.com) because I thought it'd be too hard to remember, but I use a hyphen everywhere else.
4) The stars in the header of Mad for Mid-Century were inspired by the Pittsburgh Steelers logo. I'm not a Steelers fan, I just thought it was a great mid-century logo. And one easy enough that I could recreate the look with my very basic design skills.
5) I try to post every weekday.
6) I usually write posts on over lunch. If don't write a post, it usually means I didn't have lunch that day.
7) I've started and killed more blogs than I can remember; the number is probably somewhere close to two dozen. Mad for Mid-Century is the first blog that I've had any audience outside of friends and family, and a few random internet people. (Thanks for being one of those readers.)