The bloggersphere provides a huge amount of diversity: that’s the beauty of it. Although there are thousands of passionate, well-informed, intelligent women (and men) out there, it’s time to celebrate those of us that don’t fit the traditional model that’s so prevalent in the wider media. We’re not all 23 year olds with flawless skin, size ten Topshop jeans and ombre hair dos – although they obviously are to be as celebrated as those of us that are the complete opposite! After writing a post about the importance of 30+ representation both in the media and in our online/digital world, I was astounded at the positive response from readers and fellow bloggers alike; beauty is definitely not the monopoly of the young. It seems there are actually a huge number of bloggers out there above the age of thirty that are doing a sterling job and need to be applauded for that… So I set about collating them all in order to launch a new and exciting project.
After a lot of hard work and spreadsheet fiddling, I’ve collated over 100 amazing 30+ blogs in one place. (UPDATE: Now over 200 since I launched this!) They cover the realms of beauty, fashion, lifestyle, food, parenting, tech and travel, illustrating that there’s no bounds to the talents and passions of women ‘over a certain age’ today. I’ve discovered a huge number of ‘must follow’ sites and have spent hours reading some amazing articles – so I hope you’ll do the same. Not only did I want to showcase the immense talent out there, but to illustrate there’s a need for a different perspective; beauty, in particular, is relevant at every age. As I wrote in my original post: “If
anything it becomes even more important as we get older, as we rely on
products to keep us looking our best; it’s not even about keeping those
signs of ageing at bay, but embracing a new life stage and understanding
the needs of our bodies as a result. At 32 I’m already aware of my face
changing and the products within my repertoire have been edited
accordingly; I’m far more interested in skincare products and makeup
staples that will help me look fabulous all year round.”
Today I am officially launching the 30+ Blog Collective: a new group of professional, dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable bloggers with a specific interest in beauty, health and well-being. A slightly older demographic than other collectives, together we will provide a different perspective and opportunity for readers to discuss relevant issues, products and information with us. Below is the list as it stands, but this is only the beginning… I have huge plans for this collective, including regular newsletters, meet-ups, networking events, brand collaborations and so much more. It seems there’s a real gap for a group of women over the age of 30 (or thereabouts – some are not too shy of the big 3-0, and this is about being inclusive not exclusive!) Of course anyone who wants to be involved, whatever their age, can be – all you have to do is leave your details here and I’ll update the list regularly.
I will be investigating how to best host this list over the coming weeks, but for now there will be a dedicated page on the blog (see it here) and the hashtag #30plusblogs so you can follow the conversation and ensure you’re keeping up to date with all the great content out there from women with similar interests. I’ll be launching a Twitter chat in the coming weeks too, and hope to be able to champion this awesome category in the way it deserves to be done.
I hope you’re join me on this journey and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us…
(NB, if you’d like to view the full list of blogs please click here.
I’ve migrated them all from a table into a google doc as there are simply too many to manage now!)
If you’d like to be included in the 30+ Blog Collective database and receive news and opportunities over the coming months, please fill in my quick questionnaire with a few details about you, your blog and your interests. I promise it will take two minutes!
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