Well the day has come and I’m finally launching my blog! I’m pretty excited about this journey, I’ve been planning to do this for quite some time and it took a longer than expected, but I’m happy the day has come!
I have loved Cleveland for as long as I can remember however it wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned to fully appreciate it. Not just the cost of living, but the revitalization that I’ve watched and been apart of the last few years. Cleveland has seen a transformation and it’s only getting better. Someone started calling me “Cleveland Courtney”, because I was constantly posting great news and new developments about Cleveland. It was this excitement, passion and love for Cleveland that drove me to start this blog. So I am officially a blogger, covering cool people, cool places and cool events in CLEVELAND!
The concept for this blog came about because I was literally TIRED of hearing people (millennials specifically) say there’s nothing to do in Cleveland. Because this city is so split East and West, I find myself always telling people to venture outside of their norms, drive across town and try a new restaurant, or shop at a local boutique in a suburb, plan a date night that doesn’t involve something or somewhere you’ve been a million times before! There’s just so many cool things happening in Cleveland.
If I could count how many times I received private messages about where people should take a family member for dinner, or cool locations to host birthday parties and bridal showers – I’d definitely be rich! For this reason I thought I should just create this blog! My goal is to prove to all those who say there’s nothing to do in CLEVELAND WRONG! As a wife, mom and young professional I think I have a unique perspective. Me and my iPhone will travel throughout the city taking pics and writing our honest opinion about cool events and cool places to visit in Cleveland. I will always include the location, details about the ambiance, what I ordered and how much I spent. These are key details for me when trying new places out!
Another reason I started this blog was because I really dislike hearing say you have to move out of Cleveland to become successful! First of all, success is determined by the individual. Second, there are so many cool people living a good life, at a GREAT cost right here in CLEVELAND! I’m so happy to see so many millennials coming back to CLEVELAND after living in NY, Chicago and D.C. and other large cities. So not only will I cover cool place and cool events I will also cover cool people as well!
So I hope you are as excited about this journey as I am! I actually hate writing so my blog post will always be ME- lax and informal! I’m not going to commit to a set schedule on posting (I mean afterall, I have a husband, 3 kids, 3 jobs, basketball, football PTO events, etc.), so I encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter! I will promise to write at least once a week, so be sure to also follow me on social media, so you know when there’s a new post up. Feel free to contact me for ideas and feedback, I’d love to know how much you enjoy my blog… or how much you feel the opposite way. If you are someone willing to share their love for Cleveland on my blog, or those who have a place I must visit feel free to email CourtneyCoversCleveland@gmail.com