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Today’s show is quite simply… epic for any fans of John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love!

John and Sherry are the husband and wife duo that have a large mammoth and devoted community that has followed their DIY successes, home decor adventures, and personal journey since 2007.

Then, in October of 2014, they decided to leave their full-time blogging career behind.

But they’re back… at least on today’s podcast! 

They are covering all the bases:

– What they’ve been up to since they stopped blogging.

– How their careers have evolved post-blog.

– A sneak peek behind their new book, Lovable, Livable Home (launching September 22nd!).

– What’s new with Clara, Teddy, and Burger.

– How their blog/life boundaries and priorities have changed.

– Why they stopped blogging.

– The role positive and critical feedback played in closing the blog.

– And – of course – whether or not they plan to re-open the blog.

Let’s go to the show!

 

PS – For those who cannot hear podcasts, we have made a transcript for this episode.

 

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT

 

  • What enabled John and Sherry to quit their jobs and focus on their blog full time while raising their children.
  • What John and Sherry have been doing since they stopped blogging in October of 2014, and how they have been able to use the skills they developed while blogging to make a living without their platform.
  • John and Sherry tell us about their new book.
  • How their home decorating and DIY process has changed since they stopped blogging and why they feel in some ways the process is more genuine and enjoyable now.
  • The scrutiny they received by readers of their blog and the role it played in their decision to leave blogging.
  • Why feedback, both good and bad, hindered their ability to be authentic.
  • Their advice to someone who is struggling with public scrutiny online.
  • How John and Sherry have changed their conception of their self worth and found a better balance in their lives after leaving the blog.
  • What John and Sherry would tell someone just starting out on this journey.

 

SHOW NOTES

 

Young House Love (Blog) 

Young House Love (Book)

Lovable Livable Home (pre-order for September 22nd, 2015)

John and Sherry’s products  

Myleik Teele’s Interview on The Lively Show 

Kate Arends’ Interview on The Lively Show 

 

LISTEN TO THE SHOW

 

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PS: Tomorrow I’m hosting the first of only two free, live (online) Intention Setting Workshops I’m doing in 2015!

I can’t wait to share how to set Values-based intentions from closet to career with you then!

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  • Hi, Jess! I read the transcript during all of my minutes of free time all day yesterday and today. Thank you soooooo much for arranging this transcript! I enjoyed it so much and feel like I really understand them so much better and their side of things… I know that without this transcript, I would have never truly understood them, if that makes sense. Such a great interview and very insightful. Again, I really really appreciate that you took the time and effort to get this done. I’m going to share this with my friends; many of my deaf friends are fans of them as well. THANK YOU!

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  • Brittany Lishia

    Sherry & John, you guys have just started my day off right! 🙂 I loved the interview and enjoyed hearing your voices again. As a reader/follower for the past 5 years, I never realized just how stressful the blog must have been at times… It’s easy to think that everyone loves you just as much as I do, which I’m sure 99% of your readers do… the other 1% wouldn’t be happy if you gave them a million dollars. (As my Uncle Frank would say… “they’d b**** about it being all in twenties”. LOL!) So I completely understand your decision to back off. Just know that you definitely made an impact on my life- giving me the confidence to take on my own DIY projects in my home. My husband knows exactly who “John & Sherry” are and I’ve referred to you many times, (as if we were college buddies or something), while making upgrades in our home! “Oh yeah, John & Sherry just did that in their house… Here honey watch this video of John, he tells you exactly how ‘not’ to kill/shock yourself while rewiring that light.” LOL! Your daily posts are definitely missed, that goes without saying but I’m so happy for you and your sweet little family finding your niche and being brave enough to make a change to ensure your happiness. Wishing you all the best of luck!

  • Liliana

    It appears (to me), that the Kate Arends definition of “Authenticity” is paraphrased from John Wooden’s quote, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

  • Sharon Smiles

    I just found your site yesterday via young house love.. I have listened to 5 podcasts so far. 💘

  • That’s wonderful to hear, Anna!!

  • Wonderful!

  • Amen. : )

  • Thank you for sharing, Brittany!

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