Poppytalk is 8 + an Announcement!

English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. (Taken by me)

Poppytalk is coming around to it's 8th year online at the end of this month (isn't that crazy)? It's been quite a ride, it has; we have grown so much, met some amazing people (both on and offline), collaborated with incredible talent and have had heaps of fun along the way!

So today we are thrilled to announce that finally after a long and patient wait, we have secured poppytalk.com (YAY)! It was no easy feat (a process that seemed to take forever) and you will now notice we have moved the blog off blogspot and over to its' new home officially today! We have also moved over the marketplace to it's new url a bit back and onto the same site. The market is now located at marketplace.poppytalk.com.

With that in mind, we also have been looking at things here on the blog and have decided to circle back to our humble beginnings a bit, and make a fesh start.  As much as we loved having our dispatch, food and biz contributors, we have decided to return to just me posting on things, along with a little help from a few DIY contributors now and again and Janis of Pinecone Camp popping in from time to time with special features she does so well. We will still post dispatches when inspiration is on the radar, as well as food, but for now we feel we wish to reconnect more intimately with you our readers and do most of the posting ourselves.

We want to take this time to thank all of our amazing and talented contributors for past columns and contributions.  It was an honour to have them here with us and we encourage you to visit their own little homes online :The Beautiful Project, Lisa SolomonHulaseventy, Camilla Engman, Coco Cupcakes, Anamu, Zero the One, Kickcan and Conkers, Serena Olivieri, Fair Morning Blue, Ouistitine, From China Village, itswhatimintoPolkaros, Handcrafted Consulting

And finally and most importantly, we want to thank you our readers for hanging out with us, whether you're just new visiting here, or have been here from the beginning, you are what makes us tick and keeps us wanting to write and make things to write about. We hope we can connect with you more and more in the future! The blog never started as a business, and although it has developed into one, the original thrust was to catalogue and make things that inspired us online, and we hope to continue that focus as we go forward into our 9th year!  If you'd like to update your readers, we would be honoured to be included again on your list! Thank you for including us in your daily visits, and feel free to say hi once in a while in the comments section (it's always nice to see you there)! 

Jan+Earl


Jan Halvarson

53 comments:

Kreetta said...

Congrats! I've been reading your blog about 3 years and still going to. Have a lovely Easter!

Kickcan & Conkers said...

Congratulations to you both, and Thank You for all the daily inspiration - here's to another 8 years! xxx

Jane said...

Oh Jan, you gorgeous girl. Congrats on finally securing the domain name. Good on you for pursuing it. I understand your change of heart about content. I never managed to get back to you with my dispatch posts but shall be in touch. Waving to you, my faraway friend! J x

Madeline said...

I always look forward to my poppytalk visits and I am never disappointed, it's full of so much inspiration.
(Glad that you've got poppytalk.com)

Beverly Cottrell said...

Congrats on your 8th year and securing the poppytalk url!
I always enjoy reading your posts, it brings a smile and plenty of inspiration every day.

Keep up the great work!

~Bevolee

Lady Grey said...

Congratulations! 8 years - that's incredible!
These changes sound very positive and holistic to me. My favourite posts have always been the ones written by you, Jan. You are so good at what you do, and this blog will continue to grow and inspire your readers because of it.
xo

Molly said...

8 years - what an accomplishment! Looking forward to many more.

Patricia Wood said...

Congratulations!!

Erin Wilson said...

Congratulations on the clarity. I don't know if I've left a comment here before, but I've been reading for a long time. I began reading (and continued) because of your particular eye and sensibility. I'm looking forward to the freshness again.

miplused design said...

We all need a fresh start once in a while, I'm sure the changes will make this place even more amazing :)

Mandy Behrens said...

Congratulations on the new site and 8 years! You have inspired so many people to hone their craft and embrace handmade and indie design. Thank you for all your support! Cheers! Mandy

Heather Cameron said...

Congratulations! that's awesome Jan.
I love that you are going back to the beginning too. Looking forward to what YOU have to share.
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Pinecone Camp said...

congrats on getting away from blogspot! I know you and E worked hard on switching...can't imagine how you did it!
Looking forward to posting again soon ;)

Katy said...

8 years! Wow.. congrats. I found you a year or so ago, and have been reading daily, with my morning coffee, ever since (and usually checking back a couple other days during the day)! Love what you do at Poppytalk!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

CONGRATS on Poppytalk.com!!! :) And, Happy 8th to you both!

Georgi P. said...

I support the "back to your roots" decision! I've been following a long time and would prefer not so many posts from other places. While they were always interesting and inspiring, the blog became less personal some how. Congratulations, looking forward to following!

Jan Halvarson said...

Kreeta, thanks so much and for stopping by - it's always nice to see you! Love your Easter table setting!

Jan Halvarson said...

Deborah - thank you again for all of your inspiration over the years!

Jan Halvarson said...

Jane - Oh I know - so nice to hear from you - fun to see you on Vine though! Lets keep in touch!

Jan Halvarson said...

Madeline - Sweet of you to say, thank you!

Jan Halvarson said...

Molly, Molly - again, thank you for all of your support! Missing Charlotte's Fancy!

Christine said...

Way to go guys! You have such an original voice and I am happy to have had you bookmarked for like ever! I forgot to mention how fly the new design is! Cheers!

kickpleat said...

8 Years!!!! Hooray for securing your own domain & congrats on the re-focus. It was great writing about food for your readers, thanks for giving me that opportunity!

Jan Halvarson said...

Bevolee - Thanks so much for stopping by and reading!

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Congratulations on 8 years and owning your domain name! Yours was one of the first design blogs I ever read (7 years ago!) back when I was searching for inspiration in interior design school. I'm looking forward to your renewed vision. :)

Jan Halvarson said...

Lady Grey (Vanessa) - I love it when you visit here, and love seeing what you and your guys are up to there - thank you!

Jan Halvarson said...

Patricia - Thank you!

Jan Halvarson said...

Erin, thanks for stopping by! Always fun to meet my readers!

Jan Halvarson said...

miplused design - thank you - i hope it is!

Jan Halvarson said...

Mandy Behrens - you've always been such an amazing supporter, thank you!

Jan Halvarson said...

Heather Cameron - thanks Heather! And thanks for your contributions - I keep dreaming of that pie!

Jan Halvarson said...

Janis - aw thanks - crazy times - and thanks for coming along for the crazy ride!

Julia [life on churchill] said...

Congratulations!!

Jan Halvarson said...

Katy - wow amazing - I love all your DIYs!

Jan Halvarson said...

Rosa, thank you - and it's been fun meeting you along the way!

Jan Halvarson said...

Georgi - thank you I felt the same way - and thanks for hanging in there!

Jan Halvarson said...

Christine, oh wow, thanks - that means so much to me coming from one of my most favorite designers!

Gum Shoe said...

Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful things over the years.Can't wait to see all the great things you will be sharing in the future!

Marisa Seguin said...

Happy happy birthday! Congratulations and thanks for continuing to inspire. Excited to see what the new year brings for Poppytalk!

Adrienne Klenck said...

Congratulations! I am a new reader but am completely hooked, your site just makes me happy, and rare and treasured treat :)

Melissa Kojima said...

Wow! 8 years! Congrats! How wonderful to hear about your journey and all the wonderful changes. I don't always comment, but I get your posts in my email and look at them every morning with delight. Thank you for doing what you do!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for getting your domain, Jan! Your voice, curation + commitment have made me a long-time follower of your blog, and I'm looking forward to reading more by you on poppytalk!

Tracy Castro said...

Congrats on 8 years, Jan & Earl! Onward and Upward! I look forward to seeing what the future brings for Poppytalk. Can't thank you enough for being a champion of indie artists! xoxo

lyndsay said...

dear jan and earl, CONGRATS on the fresh start and the poppytalk.com url!!!

i loved loved being a part of poppytalk with my baking column, and will continue to read and be inspired by it - !

you really are true inspirations to many!!!

xo lyndsay

Tiffany said...

congrats! you must be very happy and proud! thank you too for the diy's and inspiration.

Amy Walters said...

Congratulations, Jan! This is so exciting. I'm thrilled to watch you return to your 'roots'. Congratulations on 8 years ; )

gaby@stilelemente said...

Congratulations on 8 years and on securing the domain... looking forward to see your new (old) direction... not that there was anything I didn't enjoy about the current one :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on 8 years! I just recently found your blog via Inside Out Magazine. Looking forward to what's to come!

Lebenslustiger said...

Congratulations on your truly amazing and inspirational blog, Jan and Earl! So looking forward to all your future posts...greetings from Germany, Anette

Suzanna Scott said...

Congrats Jan & Earl! A wonderful accomplishment...8 YEARS. I look forward to another inspiring 8 :) And...yay for securing the Poppytalk.com domain!! --Suzanna

heather@grillfusion said...

Congratulations Jan & Earl - love reading your blog and look forward to many more inspiring years!!

meridith said...

CONGRATS!! You inspire me in so many ways. So honored to say I was reading way back when ....

Deb Cox said...

Well congratulations fellow Canadian. Bravo. I don't know how you do it, but am really glad you do.
Thank you for all your efforts.

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