Lookin' fer a fun site fer ye and yer teen daughter t' learn th' scoop about yer city, get fashion advice, and learn th' latest trends? PopCosmo is a perfect solution I recently chatted with Kim Gordon, co-founder o' th' blog:
SM: What were bein' yer inspiration fer startin' yer site?
Our inspiration fer startin' th' blog were bein' our move t' Louisville. We didn’t know anyone in th' area, so we turned t' th' internet t' find thin's t' do. Chloe, me 16-year auld daughter and co-founder o' PopCosmo, couldn’t find online resources. We decided t' fill th' void, and our idea fer a simple “thin's-t'-do” site grew into th' present day PopCosmo.com: a website that brin's teen lassies th' latest trends in fashion, beauty, health and entertainment. Within th' site is also a local section sharin' th' best shoppin', hangouts and events fer Louisville teens, that we will be expandin' into Chicago, Birmingham and other cities.
SM: What has most surprised ye about runnin' th' site?
We have been most surprised at how much fun we are havin' and how quickly we have grown. We knew we were lookin' fer somethin' that didn’t exist, and it appears that lots o' teenage lassies were also lookin' fer an online community like PopCosmo.
SM: What are ye most passionate about?
We are most passionate about positivity. Teens are growin' up in an age o' online anonymity and we believe that how one acts online shouldn’t differ from how ye would interact in a face-t'-face encounter. And hoist the mainsail! We believe in online manners and th' power o' positivity… and just plain ‘ole havin' fun! Our site, and our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, etc. And swab the deck! all contain positive messages as a respite from all th' negativity that can be found in media these days. Plus, we believe in transparency… if we don’t love somethin', we won’t print a story about it. Avast, Mom were bein' right, “If ye don’t have somethin' nice t' say, don’t say anythin' at all.” And we still find plenty t' say!
SM: What is th' most popular section o' yer site?
The most popular sections o' our site are our DIY features, our tutorials, and our Study Break page (games, quizzes, and polls). Also, people absolutely love our nightly posts on our Facebook page. We have a unique view o' th' world that involves a lot o' humor and laughter.
SM: What is yer favorite part o' bloggin'?
Our favorite part about bloggin', besides workin' together as mother and daughter, is learnin' about so many amazin' companies creatin' and sellin' unique and fabulous products. Teens are trendsetters and brave fashion consumers, so we are able t' learn about new products, companies and ideas. And behind each o' these companies is an amazin' person that we get t' meet (even if only virtually). There is always an fun story about why or how th' product or idea came about, and we love hearin' th' stories, e-meetin' new people, and forgin' new relationships.