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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

It's Not About The Numbers It's About The Impact


I have been blogging on my personal for two and a half years. I made the transition from being a gossip blogger to a lifestyle/personal blogger in the spring of 2016. My gossip site covered everything black celebrity gossip and it was called Gossip in Da’ Gumbo. I was inspiring to become a gossip blogger at the time by Necole Kane, The Jasmine Brand, and Rhymes with Snitch. My personal life was in shambles. I had no friends and was suffering from depression weekly. 

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Gossip blogging gave me something to look forward to and it gave me sudden boosts of thrills. It felt good to back then knowing that there were people going through worse situations than I was. The pity parties that I hosted for myself weekly started to cease from simply gossip blogging. I was in my early 20’s and was creating an online hype and decent living from my blog.

During the two years of gossip blogging, I started feeling horrible about many of the celebrities I was blogging about. Dishing out their business as if I really was making an impact in the world and in all reality, I wasn’t. I wanted to not be a part of the what started seeming like cyberbullying celebrities that were happening. My email list for my gossip blog had over 2,500 followers. People flocked to my Tumblr page to fill their teacups with every blog post I dropped.

I started to become more aware that gossip blogging was not benefiting me. I was still in search of my true purpose in life. I talked the situation over with my husband and we took it to our pastor. Neither of us was really living our lives for Christ at the time either. We were going to church almost every Sunday and even bible study on a Wednesday night and wasn’t spiritually submerge within God’s word.

I had a conversation with my pastor at the time after Bible study about gossip blogging and my life. It was during our conversation that he sat me down and directed me to scriptures in the Bible that had a true impact on me. My pastor also prayed over me and made notes along with bible scriptures to study. I also did go to God in prayer and started backing away from blogging.

God spoke to me and made me more comfortable with letting my blog go completely. After letting my gossip blog go I stopped blogging for almost 8 months before having the strength and a better approach to a meaningful blog. When I launched this site, my intentions were never to blog for money, success, or a large following. I wanted to share my story with the world in a secure place that can be an outlet for others who want inspiration, motivation, and the unfiltered truth.

I did not have a blog launch countdown either did I tell anyone. I just went for it in the middle of a storm in my life. The name of my blog came easily to me one day while I was trucking to work on my two feet in the middle of February on the phone with my lil’ sister.

Launching this blog has allowed me to tell my life story through words that create mind movies. I have connected with countless women of all ages from all social classes. Being able to inspire and encourage women of all ages to keep striving towards their attainable goals and to overall keep living has been an amazing experience.

Therefore, I’m on a mission to be that bold voice who speaks her truth. I have found my inner strength to keep going in life. Being a blogger especially for myself has helped me grow into a brand. My walk with Christ is stronger although I know I have so many areas in my life to improve on. I’m better than I was before. I’m stronger than I was before. I’m impacting more lives than I was before. 


Here are a few encouraging quotes that I love as well.

“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Unknown

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – Unknown

“Don’t let your struggles become your identity.” – Unknown

“Let your faith be bigger than your fears.” – Unknown

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.” – Unknown

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