Remaining Meg Turning Up The Fabulous

Where Has Remaining Meg Been? 

Back in January when I wrote my post about what my 2017 goals were (in case you missed it, read them here), I mentioned that one of my goals was to revamp Remaining Meg. It’s not that I’m necessarily changing the topics I’m writing about, but it’s been bothering me that the bigger picture, the definition of what my site is hasn’t been super clear to me. What’s my “niche”?

You know when you look at something for SO long that you don’t even know what you’re looking at anymore? That’s kind of how I’ve felt, not knowing what direction to go in because there were so many things I wanted to write about. Yet at the same time, wondering how do I hold on to my theme of “remaining Meg”? I’ve been circling this since my website launched but it really is hard to define something in one concise sentence or category. Really, it has been there all along but I was so caught up in the little details that I was overthinking it. It took a pair of outside eyes to tell me, exactly what my website, my “brand” is. Since day one, Remaining Meg has always been about remaining true to your fabulous self.

Who is My Audience? 

I launched my blog in July 2016 (who starts a blog at 7 months pregnant? I’ll tell you who, a crazy person). Life was a bit of a whirlwind for a while but I’ve had a chance to take a step back and really ask myself, who is my audience, anyway? Remaining Meg is not a mom blog, but I do hope that it appeals to mothers as well as women of any age who need tips, motivation, or just a little humor to get through their day. Trying to remain fabulous is a struggle for many women regardless of their life circumstances. How do you stay true to yourself while trying to balance work life, family life and social commitments? I’m here to help you with that.

Where is Remaining Meg Going?

I don’t write about being a mom all that much since this blog is something that I started for me, to keep me sane. It’s something that I have that’s just for me. But I can’t deny that I am one. I’ve also avoided “mom topics” out for fear of being labeled just another mom blog. Obviously being a mom is a part of me, so some aspects of that may trickle into my posts. And I may write about it just a little bit more. Why? Because you can be a mom and still be fabulous. Being a mom doesn’t mean that you need to “let yourself go”- and I don’t mean just physically. Holding on to your identity, taking care of yourself, and taking the time to do the things that make your soul happy are just as important as taking care of your children. That’s what my blog has been and is about.

That Being Said, Here’s What You WON’T See Me Writing About:

Poopy diapers, potty training, playdates, and crafts. And I promise I won’t try to sell you weight loss supplements or LulaRoe (ENOUGH ALREADY, PEOPLE). (And no offense to any moms who wear LulaRoe and are direct sellers, they’re just not for me).

Here’s More of What You Will See:

Self-care, pampering, beauty, and a little more overall fabulousness. Many of the same topics I’ve been writing about, but with a more clearly defined big picture. All of the things that make me feel like the person I am/was prior to becoming a mom.

So, What’s My “Niche”?

I always say that I am just a mom who happens to blog – not a mom blogger. So, what is my niche? You can call it a mom blog (but I may cringe a little). Better yet, you can call it the not a mom blog. Call it an anti-mom blog. Call it a fabulous mom blog, or maybe just a fabulous blog. But, what makes my blog different? I’m not giving you parenting advice (I’m still clueless), recipes, or tips on how to entertain your kids. My blog focuses on the woman inside of the mom. We’re turning up the fabulous and discussing the pampering and self-care that you need and deserve in order to feel like your best self for the ones you love. On Remaining Meg you’ll find nothing less than the things that make you feel fab.

Coming up next, my very first blog post of Remaining Meg 2.0…The Everyday Moms Guide to Remaining Fabulous….Not subscribed? Sign up, girl!

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22 thoughts on “Remaining Meg Turning Up The Fabulous

  1. When reading your article it reminded me of how we also look at ourselves and ask who am I? What did I want to accomplish for myself? Loved your article and it’s a good way to not only look at your work but yourself as well!

  2. This is such a great post! I have a family and lifestyle blog that focuses quite a bit on parenting and being a mom, but I also like to talk about other things as well – I’m planning a bachelorette party for my sister now, for example and I plan to post all the details of that over the summer. We are so multi-faceted. I’m glad that you’ll be incorporating more momming things into your posts, and also glad to see all the other non-mom blog things as well! I look forward to following along!

  3. I can totally relate to this post! I must be crazy too, I started my “non mom blog” when my twins were 1 month old…for much the same reasons…I wanted to feel like I had something to hold on to my identity.

  4. Love this post. I started my blog some time after I gave birth and I only mention I have a little one but it is in no way related to that part of my life.
    I totally agree with you, being a mom doesn’t me letting yourself go completely.
    I think you can, for a little while if you feel like you need to… but not for too long.

  5. It’s great that you’re taking a different approach with your blog as a “blog mom.” I’m definitely excited to see more of the content you post!

  6. I am not a mom or close to being a mom but your blog is still fabulous! I love reading your posts! I adore what you offer and can’t wait to see whats ahead! You go girl!

  7. I LOVE your niche. I, too, started my blog to stay sane as a mom. I didn’t want to have a mom blog at all, but I want to appeal to moms, too! I love that you are addressing the importance of self-care. It’s soooo important for moms, and it is also important for kids to see their moms caring for themselves!

  8. Yes… I need more self-care and pampering ideas! Working full-time, side job, 3 year old, 2 dogs, traveling husband, and JUST (literally yesterday) found out I’m very very early pregnant…. I need to take care of me more. Looking forward to more of your posts!!

    1. Kate, it sounds like you definitely need some self-care and a little pampering! Definitely make the time for you, because you deserve it- and congratulations!!!

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