Starting a blog in your forties can be pretty daunting. Especially when you look around the ‘blogsphere’ and see that it’s brimming with effervescent, bright-as-a-button 20 somethings who have their artfully manicured fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not. So, what’s a 46 year old mum with suspect taste in glittery/leopard print stuff and a love of feel-good things to do? Give up and say “oh well, it’s their time now, best I pack away my creaky old ideas and get back to the kitchen sink”? Hell, no (although it has crossed my mind a few times since starting Glowology). What is my blog about if it’s not about helping us ordinary, fabulous women in our 40’s and beyond feel vital and relevant in today’s ‘obsessed with youth’ society? And no matter how insecure or unsure us over 40’s might sometimes feel, this round up of my favourite, brilliant over 40 style bloggers, shows that we have something those whipper snapper, young ‘uns haven’t got (and it’s not just hot flushes) It’s life experience! And that alone makes us worth listening to…so read on!
Catherine, at Not Dressed As Lamb (fabulous name!) looks amazing and shows us how cutting edge fashion can be done – if that’s what we want. She doesn’t listen to the fashion rules – she breaks them and invents better ones! She has also just written a great post on Why It’s Great Being a Fashion Blogger over 40.
My old (meaning former) colleague and friend, Jenni at Nonstopmama is a fellow beauty lover and if there’s a fake tan expert to be reckoned with – it’s her! I can always rely on Jenni to fill me in on what’s coming to a beauty shelf near me that I’m going to love. Hers is the perfect blog for a bright, breezy, feel-good read.
Sharron over at Style at Every Age says it how it is with her blog strap-line ‘Because Fashion Doesn’t Have to End at Forty’ Here, here! I really enjoy her down-to-earth, approachable writing style and fashion advice.
One of the first blogs I ever started to read when I became interested in writing one myself, was Amanda’s at The Online Stylist. Apart from her uncanny knack of showcasing the very pieces you would choose yourself from a fashion brand’s latest collection, Amanda’s recent move to bring more general lifestyle features to her blog has made it even more applicable to me and I greet her Life’s Small Pleasures posts with glee!
So, if you’re over 40 and thinking of starting a blog – go for it – or if you’ve found any you want to share, I’d love to know!