When I created this site more than five years ago I set out to create a forum, a space where real girls like you and me could learn, connect and feel inspired. By no means did I ever consider any of us actually average, I was simply utilizing the expression, “the average girl”, for a way to describe the typical, real girl. I explain more here (worth reading if you’re new-ish to the site).
At the same time, I get it… the name could be misleading to some. And to be candid, I’ve debated it changing it, more often more recently. The problem is that I haven’t stumbled (or spent hours brainstorming) something I like better. For a laugh, turns out one of my ideas is the URL to a porn site! Oops.
I sometimes wonder if people don’t visit, or don’t return because of the name. Anyone who always looks at their analytics/web traffic, has to consider reasons for the drop off.
I get it. We’re exceptional. We’re unique, we’re crazy and crazed and gorgeous, and smart, and quirky and laugh-out-loud funny. We’re nerdy and quiet and curious and flirty and stylish and self-conscious. We’re all different, spectacular, evolving women who have something phenomenal to contribute. It might take some of us longer or have more trial and error to get there, but I wholeheartedly believe we each have that ability.
We’re all rockstars in our own way, in our own worlds.
But we are not ‘average” by the true sense of the term on its own. So while the name of the site is not changing, you’ll notice for 2016 a slight logo upgrade — note that cute little “not so” floating above — to reflect how while this is a site for the real, every girl like you and me, it’s by no means a site with average content for a girl who only gives it 50 percent each day. (hope this all makes sense!).
I’m wishing each of you a pretty kick ass 2016, and invite you to reach out to me by commenting, by email, or via social media if want to continue the dialogue, or just want to say hi. I’m down with all of it.