I welcome you all to Curvy Life Stories, the new Plus Size Lifestyle Blog from Linz!
I had the idea of changing the blog in my mind for some time already. Why now? What changed? You can read all of that here:
I’ve been blogging here since 2011. In 2013 I launched Rosie’s Life, a personal blog to recount my life in Austria. It was my baby and I was very proud of it. But I haven’t been satisfied with it for about a year now.
My blog wasn’t just my hobby, it grew and changed with me. I started seeing it as a business and also treating it like one. Writing was always something important for me – my parents can tell you stories of how I used to sit in front of the pc when I was 14 and would just write. I’ve always liked magazines, but somehow they never had everything I liked. Why are the models always so thin? Why are the clothes always so expensive (and the brands don’t carry bigger sizes)? Why are so many recipes so hard to cook?
Eventually writing only about my own experiences in Austria turned out to be too boring. So I started writing about other things and the blog started changing into the direction of a Lifestyle blog, with the idea of a magazine in the back of my mind.
I went to blogger conferences, had cooperations, was invited to events, got to meet nice bloggers and made friends and contacts in this line of business.
But changing the name of the blog was “blogging suicide”, especially after so many people already knew me as Rosie’s Life. I ended up keeping the name and kept doing what I was doing. Until now. What changed? I finally had the balls to do it, that’s what I was missing. So I spoke with people close to me, who helped me see the situation from another perspective.
I also started visiting a course in the beginning of January, about Online Marketing, at WIFI in Linz. The course is to further my professional skills, but I have learned a lot that I can also use in the blog.
Curvy Life Stories was born. It’s a Plus Size Lifestyle Blog, intended for every woman, man and pet to read. It’s a plus size blog, because I am myself a plus size lady and in my humble opinion we don’t have enough blogs/magazines of this category in Europe/Austria. But, life itself isn’t a straight road. It was curves and roundabouts and hills and mountains. And every single one of us has their own story. That’s why I chose Curvy Life Stories.
I will write here Fashion Posts, where I share my outfits with you, as well as my favorite stores and my opinion to certain trends. Lifestyle Posts can also be found here, from recipes to decor. And since I love Beauty, you can also expect to find articles on makeup, product reviews and more. Some personal posts, will also be written, from posts about Daisy to articles where I share my life with Fibromyalgia with you. Once a month there will also be an Interview Post, where I interview people from the blogging community.