Every great blog needs an epic first post. I’m not talking about some sappy, “Oh hey there world, this is my first blog post 🙂 hehe!” I’m talking about something memorable, something that will kick-start a blog in the right direction.
We need something memorable. Something big. Something EPIC. Here it goes…
*sits at computer for 5 minutes*
This is a lot harder than I anticipated. I’m not even sure if I have the right words to describe what’s been jostling around in my head over the past couple weeks. So allow me to start from the beginning.
My wife Erica and I founded Cooking in College three years ago this month (right after our junior year of college). After our wedding, we moved off campus to a small, family-friendly neighborhood. It was shocking how quiet it was compared to living on campus. No more finding beer cans stuffed in the hedges or waking up at 3 am from college kids banging on your gutter pipe. Soon our college lifestyle began to dwindle and coincidentally the frequency of our blogging. We realized that the adventure at Cooking in College would soon be coming to an end. The bell rang. Class dismissed.
Since this realization, we have been brainstorming ideas for our next blog to transition to. We thought of doing a “cooking couple” or “young adult cooking” blog, but these ideas didn’t excite us like Cooking in College has done for the past three years. The biggest problem we faced was that we were limiting ourselves. As much as we love food and cooking, we have other interests as well.
Then an idea slapped us upside the head. What about a lifestyle blog? But not just any lifestyle blog, one that is specifically geared for other people in our age group; namely millennials. A blog – nay an online journal (much more sophisticated) dedicated to providing quality content on positive, simple, beautiful, and healthy millennial lifestyles. To be informative and creative in order to help develop the best possible version of our readers. To always focus on the positive millennials have to offer.
Yes, this idea had us excited.
But we knew we couldn’t venture out alone, we needed some trusty companions. We scourged the interwebs for the best bloggers and gathered up a few of our friends. In order to capture the essence of who a millennial is, we needed more perspective.
After a couple of weeks, hours of coding, and many many emails, I am pleased to announce the launch of The Millennial Type. We have assembled a team of excellent contributors to be a part of this next great adventure. We are happy to introduce the following writers:
- Erica Wilson
- Alex Shytsman
- Sean Kelly
- Sofya Penrose
- Randy Carvlin
- Ishita Singh
- Abigail Orzolek
A millennial is considered to be someone who was born between the years 1980 and 2000. However, as to what it means to be a millennial, that is what we are hoping to explore with this new blog. Our objective is to capture – through our lifestyles, culture, food and style – what it means to be a millennial type. We understand that not all millennials are alike and that everyone experiences life differently. That is why we have assembled a diverse group of writers and will continue to expand the number of contributors to provide you with a wide range of perspectives and opinions.
So without further ado, I am proud to present to you – The Millennial Type.