The Golden Girl Blog
Jess lives in Chicago’s West Loop with her instagram boyfriend, Neal. She runs the life and style blog, The Golden Girl, and you should really only ask her where she’s from if you have time for a lengthy 10 minute explanation. (Okay, fine–Oregon/Arizona/spent summers in Kentucky/Went to college in Indiana and then moved to Chicago.)
She’s a proud Indiana Hoosier Journalism graduate who had a four year stint in Advertising before deciding the corporate world wasn’t for her. She’s now a full-time freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She loves extra spicy Thai food and ranch dressing. (But not together.)
The Fox & She
Originally from Texas, Blair now lives in the Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville with her husband, Rob, and shiba inu, Oliver. She runs the fashion-focused lifestyle blog, The Fox & She, for the past four years. She also sells pre-made WordPress blog themes.
One thing Blair is thankful for? That she’s able to have a job that allows her to use her creative side every day. Her passions and hobbies include photography, cooking, painting and traveling. After a long day, her drink of choice is Prosecco and she’ll almost never say no to tacos.
One of the best parts of blogging is that it brings people together, forming friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s crazy to think that we met just two short years ago! As our friendship evolved, we discovered our shared passion for helping other bloggers learn and grow. The idea for Blogging For Keeps was born at Blair’s kitchen table in February of 2016, and we were off to the races! We haven’t looked back since.
We created this community specifically for bloggers who are serious about turning their hobbies into hustles.We were tired of clicking on “blogging advice” link bait only to find generic, unhelpful, and non-actionable information. (Where is all the REAL helpful information? How can it not exist anywhere on the internet?) We remember how much we struggled in the beginning, how much trial and error it took, and realized how much we grew once we started sharing our experiences with each other.
That’s why goal for BFK is to make this the single most helpful resource for lifestyle bloggers on the internet. Not just a website, but a community of bloggers helping other bloggers! That’s a pretty big claim that we don’t take lightly, but we promise–we won’t let you down! So pour yourself a glass of vino, and stay awhile. We hope to see your smiling face around here a lot from now on!
Make sure to opt-in to our email list (sign up form above!) to get access to our ever-growing resource library, with helpful worksheets specifically geared toward lifestyle bloggers. When you opt-in, you’ll also be sent a survey, where we ask you your personal blogging struggles, in order to tailor our content directly to you. (See? We told you we wouldn’t let you down.)
Also make sure to visit our “Start Here” page above to sign up for the email list, get our list of favorite blogging tools and resources, and more!
So cheers (you do have wine, right?) to your blogging journey, wherever it may take you–we’re glad to be along for the ride!
Blair & Jess