I started a new website last week called Review Me Kate. On the site, I review companies/startups and products that are targeted towards a female audience. I will continue to write on Men Don’t Get Cold, but I also want something that will broaden my audience (or just get an audience at all), and I want something that I can contribute to on a more regular basis. Lately, it’s been hard to constantly update Men Don’t Get Cold because all I really have to say is that I’m grumpy, I’m sad, I’m grumpy, I’m hungry, I’m grumpy, work is hard, I’m grumpy, I want new shoes, etc.
It’s not really a thrilling story to tell.
I asked a friend and coworker, Alex Taub, to meet with me a few weeks ago because he is also a writer, and I wanted his advice. I didn’t really know what I was going to say to him except, “ I love to write and, like… so how do I do that?”
I probably should have thought that through a little more.
Alex suggested that I write about female targeted startups, and I was like, “Um, okay…like, no one cares what I have to say about that, but whatever.”
“And like, how do I do that?”
He suggested I write reviews about the companies, and I was like, “Yeah, but what credentials do I have to do that?”
“And also, like, how do I do that?”
Once Alex and I talked a while longer, I realized that I already had all the information and credentials I needed to get started. I’m a woman (not just a girl), I use female targeted companies and products all the time, and I’m super judgmental.
Since Men Don’t Get Cold is about my personal life and has such a broad subject, I knew I needed to start something with a smaller niche as well. I’m really excited to show off my new site (Thank you, Eric Wagner, for designing it), and I’m hoping that Review Me Kate will open up more writing opportunities for me.
And thank you for reading Men Don’t Get Cold and supporting me enough that I had the confidence to start something new.
Let me know what you think of the new site. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Also, I officially weigh less today than I did on my wedding day.
It’s not relevant to this blog post, but it’s a moment in time I didn’t want to forget.