A picture of professionalism.
Hello, Courtney here. You know me, just your neighborhood wannabe blogger. I’ve been the worst blogger you’ve ever loved, I’m sure. So not dedicated, so inconsistent, so witty and lovable though, right?! 🙂 We simply can’t quit each other. So now that we’ve made up I want to tell you that this time I’m really going to commit to bringing you regular, relatable content… Why? Because it’s a New Year and I’m setting professional blogger goals.
I should probably admit that it’s not for lack of trying to blog more often. It’s just that the bloggy mood usually strikes after I’ve had a few glasses of wine and then it’s like word vomit that I think is hilarious at the time, but upon sober evaluation it’s all very embarrassing. In fact, I always thank Jesus I never hit ‘Publish’. Maybe one day I will do a compilation blog post of all the wine induced draft posts I have in the cue. Haaaaa! Or maybe not.
I wanna be a “professional blogger”
When someone asks me what I do for a living I don’t want to say I’m a stay-at-home mom anymore. After 4 1/2 years I’m ready for a new title. I mean, I want to have the flexibility of a SAHM, but I would love to say “I’m a professional blogger.” Because people will be interested. They might think I’m full of shit but at least they’re intrigued. The first time I heard a girl say she was a professional blogger I wanted to claw her eyes out. Not because she said it very smugly, but because she was doing what I wanted to do. And also because she said it very smugly with a stupid bandanna on her head.
What does a professional blogger DO?
You might be asking what a professional blogger does by the way. Well, you blog about stuff you love, and link to things you’ve tried…and if you are consistent you may be able to generate an income by working with brands who will pay you to share your favorite products. And you also get to give free stuff or sweet discount codes to your readers — score for both of us! You won’t see me on here pitching granola bars or anything. I cannot stand bloggers that blog about grocery store products because that is so boring. I personally want to know what someone is doing that is helping them look better, feel better, makes their life easier, or is something fun that I might want to try. That’s the kind of stuff I want to blog about.
In 2018 I plan to focus on what I think many thirtysomething gals care about, such as style and beauty, diet/fitness, being a momprenuer (side hustles!!!), and of course mommy interest stories that got this blog going in the first place. Can’t forget dem babies! I also want to do video blogs (VLOGS!) because who doesn’t love videos? What should my videos be about? Style tips? Beauty faves? Send me ideas if you have any! I also plan to get a blog face lift so ‘Life At Thirtysomething‘ looks all good on your screens, and I want to FINALLY start my fun little weekly newsletter that somehow people keep signing up for despite my ghostly like presence on this blog. Thanks for the encouragement, friends!
OK I realize this was a big self-indulgent blog that none of you besides my mom probably cares about. But I felt like I had to get it out there before I can really start getting back in the swing of actual blogs about things lol! So Happy New Year everyone! Let’s get started talking about fun things that I seriously hope you all care about!!! It’s time to watch The Bachelor on DVR now. Do you care about The Bachelor?! 🙂
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss