Well ladies, we have come to the end of Women’s History Month,
however, we are still celebrating
Flyy Girls everywhere!
It is so fitting to have this next blogger to end out this month, as she has inspired some of our featured Flyy Girls!
So get ready to know a blogger who has found her niche and is steadily becoming
a Brown Girl on the rise.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Please introduce yourself to the readers:
Hi, my name is Drea and I reside in Chicago, IL.
Tell the readers about your blog, The Drea Daily:
The Drea Daily is my lifestyle blog where I write about a myriad of topics but mostly style, beauty, food, music, books and my musings on just about anything that I am fancying at the time.
Why did you begin blogging?
I started blogging as an assignment for a college course I was taking at the time. It was called ‘Sociology of Leisure’ and at the beginning of the course, the professor instructed us to choose a leisure activity that we could see ourselves sticking with for the remainder of the semester, and I chose blogging. When the semester ended, I could’ve deleted my blog but I didn’t. And here I am four years later, still blogging
What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I’ll preface this by admitting there are some days that I don’t feel like stringing a single sentence together, much less an entire blog post. That said, the one motivating factor that drives me back to my blog week after week is my selfish need to document what’s happening in my life — from the clothes I’m wearing, to the makeup I’m obsessed with, to the TV shows I’m watching, to the music I’m listening to. During my early years of blogging, my motivation for blogging was less self-serving; I wanted to have a blog that helped and inspired people. These days, I’m much more candid about my selfish reasons for blogging. I blog because I enjoy blogging about my life — that’s it. My intent is not to empower or enlighten anyone in the process, but if that happens, I’m okay with it.
In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
In one year, I hope that my photography skills sharpen and my email newsletter gains more readers/subscribers.
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:
Two of my favorite bloggers to follow are Candice of CandiceVanWye.com because she has a very inspiring entrepreneurial spirit and I’m always curious to see what she does next. Plus, her blog posts are remarkably succinct and straight to the point; I never walk away from her blog befuddled by what she’s written. Also, Mary of Verily Merrily Mary because she’s an undeniably good writer with an extensive vocabulary. More than that, though, she’s a blogger who thinks. I can tell she wrestles with her thoughts and thinks before she writes, and I have a great admiration for that.
Frankly, my mind is never occupied with thoughts about what others will think of me when I’m gone. Leaving a legacy is just not something that crosses my mind when I’m blogging or doing anything else for that matter. If anything, I’d say that I would want others to know that I was an honest, transparent person. There is nothing about me or my life that I am ashamed to speak or write about. I own up to every bit of who I am and who I’ve been — the good, the not so good, as well as the nice and not so nice.
Be sure to follow Drea to keep up with her latest updates!
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