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Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Char Reynolds

Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday Mofros!

I am so happy to present to you another, Fabulous Brown Blogger Beauty, whose personality definitely makes bringing you features on them, that much more fun for me. I get a chance to find new bloggers to follow and befriend and that’s cool for me as much as I hope it is for each of you!

Today’s Flyy Girl Feature has a blog that not only gives you the curvy layout of Plus Size fashion, but fun, engaging stories of real life experiences.

I love Optimistic Women.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ms.Char Reynolds

Please introduce yourself to the readers:Charnoglasses

Char Reynolds, NYC (by way of Louisiana)

Tell us about your blog; Evolution of a Fat Fashionista
Evolution of a Fat Fashionista is a fashion, body image, and beauty blog. It’s pretty much an extension of my personality: a mix of nail polish, pretty shoes, and learning how to love the skin I’m in.
 
Why did you begin blogging?
 I am getting back into the blogging game after taking a break from my other (now closed) blog, Hyde and Seek. There, I focused more on just body image issues and fat acceptance. With Evolution of a Fat Fashionista, I am adding in the fashion and makeup side to my activism, because I am always evolving (pun intended!) and learning that I can be beautiful, fat, and fashionable and these don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I have to have an outlet. Writing has been a way to keep myself sane and focused,and I love being able to either uplift someone or make them laugh with my antics. It’s just been an overall amazing way for me to connect with people, and I love it!
In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
 In one year, I hope to continue to grow my readership and build up my YouTube channel I have connected to the blog.
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:Charwglasses
On the fashion side, I’m a huge fan of Gabi of Gabifresh.com. Reading her blog has pushed me to attempt different trends I wouldn’t have tried before. On the beauty side, I love vlogger Missy Lynn (www.youtube.com/user/start2finishmua), she has such wonderful, easy tutorials.
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?
I want people to know…that I was a person. A perfectly flawed person who lived her life learning to love all of herself, and (hopefully) taught others to love themselves too. As they are, because they’re enough. You can wear and eat what you love and love yourself all at once.
Upcoming projects or events:
 Upcoming projects: I love to cook and I am writing a cookbook. I’m going to add some recipes to the blog as part of a new feature starting in September. Look for the cookbook to be out at the beginning of next year!
Make sure to keep up with Char via social media to get heaping eye candy on her fabulous meals and recipe ideas. And don’t forget to stop by her blog and subscribe!  Have a Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday.
Social Media Links:
Twitter: @Fashion_Amateur (https://twitter.com/Fashion_Amateur)
Instagram: @EvolvingFatshionista (www.instagram.com/evolvingfatshionista)

Flyy Girl Feature Friday: Andrea C.

Happy Happy Flyy Girl Feature Friday!

Yeah try saying that three times fast….I’ll wait.

I hope each of you had a successful week and I hope the weekend brings more smiles than frowns.

To kick-start your weekend of bliss, we bring you a Brown Beauty Blogger who is excited to bring you fresh reviews about all her beauty tips and secrets.

From skin care to hair care, this blogger has a site that reads like the cosmetic counter at your favorite beauty store!

So grab a pen and pad, oh yeah and your favorite morning beverage as you meet the latest feature

of our Brown Blogger series.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ms. Andrea “Drea” C.NaturalleDreatree

Welcome! Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Andrea C., New Jersey

Tell us a little about your blog, Naturalle Drea.

My outlet for talking about my love of natural hair, makeup, fashion, life and anything beauty related.

Why did you begin blogging?

The idea just came to me one day when I was at home on my day off. I wanted to do something that was me, outside of being mommy, girlfriend, friend and daughter. I wanted an outlet where I could talk about my natural hair journey, products that I love so much and about life. I knew blogging would give me that outlet I wanted and be able to connect with those that share the same passion as I do.
 What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
I want to be a successful blogger and I’ve learned along the way that you have to really put in the time, dedication and work to make it successful. Nothing comes easy and you have to work for it. I am driven by success. Plus I have fallen so much in love with blogging., that if I could, I would blog everyday. 
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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
I hope to continue to grow my readers and followers. I also want to put out better content and just be an overall better blogger than the year before.
 Who are two of your favorite bloggers you follow?
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?NaturalleDreaFace1
That I put 100% and then some into everything that I do, loved hard and was about my family and friends, you could always count on me to be there anytime especially for a good laugh and just an overall amazing and outgoing person.
Upcoming projects or events?
I have some highly requested hair and makeup tutorials in the works. 
 The proof is in the writing! Naturalle Drea is definitely a site we will be bookmarking for natural hair care and fashion tips, we know you will do the same too. Support is reciprocity. It always comes back to you.
Keep up with Naturalle Drea via Social Media
 
Instagram- @naturalle_drea
Twitter- @Naturalle_Drea
As always:
Make A Plan.
Take Action.
Set Up Shop.
Go Get It.

Flyy Girl Feature Friday : Crissinda “Crissi” Ponder

Aye! It’s another Fab Flyy Girl Feature Friday!

Today’s blogger reads like an experienced Veteran, but calls herself a newbie.

And you would not have known…had I not told you!

From the clear layout and minimalist trinkets on her site, I got the feeling I was meeting someone who has great management skills and has put a lot of thought into presenting her blog brand.

Her various articles about blogging to personal relationships to hair care is oddly……. cohesive.

I suppose that’s what happens when you stay true to yourself, it shows up in everything you do..

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Miss Crissi Ponder.

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I’m Crissi and I’m based in sunny South Florida, but I was born and raised in Atlanta. (Shout out to all my ATLiens!)

Tell us about your blog: Crissi Untangled.

I would describe Crissi Untangled as a personal blog with an emphasis on self-discovery. I didn’t want to limit myself by picking one area of focus, so you’ll see posts on a variety of topics. I write about the things that interest or move me the most.

Why did you decide to begin blogging?

I decided it was time for me to go beyond keeping a journal and create a space to quiet my insecurities, unearth the young woman I am and explore how my experiences will determine who I’ll become.

I want to write my way through it all – the growing pains, the heart breaks, the triumphs. I chose blogging as the means to prove to myself that my voice matters and that someone is listening, even if it’s just one person.

Another reason I started my blog was to build a community. There have been several instances when I would share something on the blog and assume I was alone in the experience, but I’ll get comments from readers who can relate and that gives me the confidence boost I need when I start to feel like I’m talking to myself.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

I consider myself to be a newbie blogger, so I’m still trying to work out the time-management kinks. However, getting encouragement from more seasoned bloggers and receiving feedback and support from my readers always helps.

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And if I have a particularly strong opinion about something and my mind won’t shut up about it, I’m usually motivated to write a post.

In one year what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

I hope to have a better sense of who I am creatively and personally. I want to write without letting my self-doubt creep in and paralyze me. I also hope that a stronger community is cultivated around the blog. Crissi1

Who are two of your favorite bloggers that you follow?

Tyece of Twenties Unscripted and Yetti of Yetti Says. These two ladies are my absolute favorites! I admire both their writing styles. Whenever I feel that push to get off my ass and make it happen, 9 times out of 10 it came from a post I’ve read of Tyece’s. When I’m especially hard on myself for coming up short in certain situations, Yetti’s words remind me to always be kind to myself. I would love to meet both of them in person someday soon. (Hint Hint)

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

Hmmm. It’s difficult for me to definitively answer this question because I am far from having my legacy figured out. I don’t even have adulthood figured out yet.

I know that I wish for my words to live on after I’m long gone from this world. I want people to know that I was an unconditional lover of writing, that I used it as the instrument through which I aimed to have a better understanding of this convoluted and complicated thing called life. I want people to remember me for my complex character; I may come off as super serious on the surface but I’m often searching for a reason to be silly.

Keep up with Crissi and all her serious and silly moments via social media:Crissi2

Twitter: @CrissiUntangled

Pinterest: Crissi Untangled

Bloglovin’: Crissi Untangled

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Delfine The Coco Gawdess

Fashion and beauty are probably the two most popular topics in the world of blogging.

And luckily for us ladies, there is no shortage of bloggers to choose from to get your daily dosage of  style, beauty and hair.

However, this next Brown Girl Blogger brings a nice spin on the reporting

of fashion and beauty, by adding some life experiences in the mix as well.

Here to serve us with fun, fashion and fierceness,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

                                                                 Miss Coco Gawdess, Delfine. TheCocoGawdessSign

 

Please introduce yourself to the readers:

My name is Delfine, but on the blog I go by The Coco Gawdess or sometimes Coco. I’m a city girl, born and raised in Queens, New York.

Tell us about your blog, The Coco Gawdess.

My blog, The Coco Gawdess, is a personal style blog. It was created to be a movement in celebration of beauty as a platform; where through fashion, beauty and life experiences, women could share in the reverence of womanhood. The link is www.thecocogawdess.com.

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Why did you begin blogging?

To be quite honest, The Coco Gawdess isn’t my first blog. It’s more like my 6th or 7th. I have always loved writing, so much that one of my majors in college was Journalism. Blogging allowed me to write in a space where I had complete control over my work. I had total sovereignty over how much time I spent on the blog, what I wrote about and the design. It was a writer’s heaven.

I started The Coco Gawdess to fulfill my own needs, needs I believed other girls shared. There wasn’t anyone who looked, spoke, dressed or wrote like me. I have always been told that I have great style and that I’m a great public speaker and writer, but I wanted my blog to be so much more than a feed of pictures of myself in impractical clothing in unrealistic places or situations. I wanted The Coco Gawdess to be a resource for all girls, but especially those of a darker complexion– “chocolate girls.” I wanted to create a place where real women could get ideas about fashion and life, regardless of socioeconomic status, age, weight, skin color, etc. A place where sexy is redefined. A place where intellect and fashion meet in the form of self-love. So much of the way we dress, walk and talk has to do with the way we feel about ourselves. We can’t change the skin color, height or size that we were born, but we can package ourselves the way we want. As women, we are sexy, sweet, bitter in our rawest form, strong, deep, we’re an aphrodisiac, we come in different flavors and colors….we are chocolate. We are all made of chocolate, that’s what connects us. Who we are and what we look like starts on the inside and manifests on the outside. It’s about feeling and looking good, and sharing that love the way chocolate is meant to be shared. Look good, feel good; feel good, look better– that’s what The Coco Gawdess is about.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

The response I get is one of my biggest motivators. Whether it’s on the blog, on my Youtube channel, or on Instagram, the response of girls (and women!) that identify with my sense of style, sense of humor, background or interests is beyond rewarding. Another motivator is the release. Blogging is freeing, therapeutic almost. It’s completely separate from my career and from my day-to-day life. It also allows me to express my creative side and challenges me to come up with new ideas, new strategies and to learn new software and new programs.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

I have big plans for The Coco Gawdess for the next 12 months. In a nutshell, I hope to turn The Coco Gawdess into exactly what it was meant to be…a movement. I hope every girl who reads a blog post, sees an Instagram picture or caption or watches a Youtube video feels like she is made of Godiva. I want every girl to recognize the Coco Gawdess in her.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow.

Claire Sumners of FashionBombDaily and Shiona Turini (more of a journalist than a blogger) are two of my favorites right now. I love the way Claire has climbed to the top, is a resource for so many fashionistas and highlights a new Fashion Bomb every so often. I absolutely love the way Shiona Turini knows and loves who she is and where she comes from. Now THAT’S a Coco Gawdess.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?TheCocoGawdessBlogHeader

I can only hope that others see the chocolate in me. Not the obvious deep brown of my physical, but the sweet, richness of my soul. That sounds dramatic, but I want to leave behind a legacy of looking good on the inside and out. I want to be known as someone who helped other women and girls achieve that as well.

 

Be sure to stay up to date with all the chocolate goodness of Coco through social media:

Twitter: @TheCocoGawdess
Instagram: @CocoGawdess
Youtube: The Coco Gawdess

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Drea Hall

Well ladies, we have come to the end of Women’s History Month,

(Awwww)

however, we are still celebrating

Flyy Girls everywhere!

(Yay!)

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

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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.

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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.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?drea-the-drea-daily-01

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!

@DreaEHall |Twitter

@drea.elise | Instagram

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Dorie

Spring is upon us and with the change of the seasons,

brings a bright and endearing attitude about new goals and adventures.

Dorie of Dee Grows Up embodies this winning attitude through her

diverse blog posts and fun photography.

This twenty-something has a fresh lease on life and she wants to help others

find their way to individuality.

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome

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Hi, please introduce yourself to the readers:

Dorie, (Dee) from Miami, Florida.

Give us a brief description of your blog, Dee Grows Up:

My blog is a lifestyle blog dedicated to the 20-somethings out there still trying to define this thing called adulthood. It’s where I talk about the experience of being an awkward 20-something navigating my way through life and the many lessons I learn along the way. It’s about my trials and my triumphs. I also share everything that inspires me from music, fashion, and art to other 20-somethings that I admire. I know I won’t be in my twenties forever, so as I grow my blog will grow with me, hence the name DeeGrowsUp www.deegrowsup.com

Why did you begin blogging?

I began blogging last summer when I graduated early from college. I felt like I was catapulted prematurely into adulthood territory and left to figure it out all on my own. But with prayer and guidance from my family, friends who didn’t mind reading my annoying and desperate 5-paragraph text messages, AND pouring myself into starting up a blog, I was able to survive that summer in one piece and with my sanity.

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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

Writing and designing have always been a hobby for me, and I really do feel, I have interesting stories to share. If I can dedicate at least one hour out of my day I can knock out a decent post. I love getting feedback and responding to comments. Although I don’t have a problem writing and talking to myself, it’s motivating to know that someone out there is listening.

In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

I want to focus on growing my readership and knowing that I’m having an impact on others someway and somehow. I also want to branch out of my comfort zone and start doing interviews, and also blogging about my spiritual journey. I’m also going to start selling a few products this year so be on the lookout! But more than anything I hope this year manifests more opportunities to connect with and work with other bloggers
Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:Dorie3

Two of my favorite bloggers are Miranda Elise from MirandaElise.com and Krystal Scott from TheFeistyHouse.com. Miranda, blogs about college life, and keeping God in the midst of your relationship; her blog posts are like excerpts from a novel and are so interesting to read. I admire Krystal because her blog is a place to stay inspired and have faith in God.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

I want others to know about me that I have a rebel heart. I am known for going against the grain and doing things that people would totally not expect from me. I have a spontaneous personality and a YOLO attitude. Life is too short to second guess. By the way I live my life, I want to inspire other people to not live confined in what they doubt that they are capable of doing, or what other people underestimate of them. I’ve actually had to grow into this type of attitude. I used to be painfully shy and it was only about 2 years ago that I started taking risks and REALLY living my life. The benefits and opportunities have since come knocking in abundance and I have never looked back.

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Be sure to connect with Dorie via social media

 

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Artesia Rochelle

Welcome. Welcome. Welcome.

It is once again that time of the week when we showcase a woman who exemplifies the meaning of a true Flyy Girl.

Today on the blog we have more of an artistic flare to present to each of you.

With a compilation of music reviews, popular tv shows, books and the randomness of life,

Artesia Rochelle has quite a variety of content for every reader.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Flyy Girl Artesia Rochelle.

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Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Artesia Rochelle, Dallas, Texas

Tell us about your blog, KnowArtesia.com

KnowArtesia.com is a personal blog dedicated to ART.   LIFE. LOVE. LITERATURE. MUSIC. NEWS RANDOMNESS. www.knowartesia.com
Why did you begin blogging?
Writing has always been a form of self-expression for me so I began blogging as a way to simply share my voice with others.
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What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?
My passion for writing and the personal desire to share certain life experiences with potential readers motivates me to dedicate time to blogging. On the occasion that I may not be so motivated (we all have them), I have unexpectedly received emails and social media messages from readers of the blog, encouraging me to get back on the horse so to speak which is motivation at it’s finest!
In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?
I’m looking forward to sharing even more of my life story in the year to come and hope that my blog will become more of a source for readers to relate to and share their experiences as well.
Who are two of your favorite bloggers you follow?
There are so many great blogs out there these days. Two of my favorites however, are the ladies of myfemalepersuasion.com and whoisamberjanae.com.
What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?Artesia3
I would like for others to know that there’s so much more to me than what’s on the surface. Because I am an introvert by nature, a lot of times people will meet me and have one impression then read my blog and have a totally different impression. So needless to say, blogging has certainly become a part of my personal legacy by allowing others the opportunity to really get to know me. I hope to continue using this platform as a way to build other aspects of my legacy with things that are equally important but all fall under the umbrella of making a difference in the lives of others. Being a true friend, life mentor, voice of encouragement, force of reason, solid supporter and an overall genuine spirit, that’s what I want to be remembered by.

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Courtney Cook

Welcome back to the latest edition of Flyy Girl Friday!

To kick off Women’s History Month, today’s feature is all about the lifestyle we lead.

With so many things we want to accomplish and the things that have to be done,

life can take control of you before you are able to get a grip on it!

Courtney Cook is the blogger for you! From travel to professional development, wellness and spirituality,

Binding Balance has you covered.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

                                                                          Courtney Cook.CourtneyCook1

Please introduce yourself to the readers:

Hi! My name is Courtney. I was born in Baltimore, MD and was raised in Northern Maryland. I currently reside in the Washington, DC area.

Tell us about your blog, Binding Balance:

My blog, Binding Balance at bindingbalance.com, is a lifestyle blog covering posts on travel, beauty, style, professional development, recipes, faith, and more. The tagline, “Pulling together different parts, since life’s a balancing act,” emphasizes the importance of having balance in life. I believe we all have so many areas we give attention to. Although some areas might be more important than others, they all have value to me. For instance, my career is significant to me, but at the same time, traveling and enjoying life also has value while I am young and able.

Why did you begin blogging?

I launched my blog on November 1, 2014 as a way for me to express my ideas, suggestions, or thoughts on general topics. I have always enjoyed writing, therefore blogging is an outlet for me to exercise those skills. I also wanted a web space to call my very own, where I have control over the content and image. For a while I thought, there are so many bloggers out there, how would mine be different? But the mere fact that there is only one me with my own personal experiences and perspectives, as there is only one you, encouraged me to create my blog.

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

I honestly just enjoy blogging; it has become a positive and productive hobby. I believe blogging is more than just writing, but also building a brand and represents a part of the individual. This motivates me to dedicate more time, to ensure it’s the best possible representation of me.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

In one year, I hope to network more with fellow bloggers and continue to build an audience. But it isn’t about the numbers to me, if I inspire just one person through a post or encourage someone else who is considering starting a blog, it’s worth it. I also want my blog to always provide something for readers to walk away with; this is why most of my posts will be more generic rather than personal.

Who are two of your favorite bloggers you follow?

There are several bloggers I follow, but one of my favorites is Marlena at simplymarlena.com. She is also a beauty YouTube Vlogger. She has gorgeous, creative makeup ideas and seems to be a very positive person. It was also inspiring to see her recently launch her own business, MakeUp Geek Cosmetics. I also follow Shawnda, BronzeGoddess01, who is also a Youtube Vlogger. She has great videos covering motivational and dating advice. Her videos are very personable as well; you can count on her to always keep it real with the advice! It was inspiring to see her become an author with the launch of her book.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?CourtneyCook3

I want to remain honest at all times with my posts. As a twenty-something, I do not have life all figured out, no one does, but as long as you’re heading in the right direction, appreciating your blessings, and pressing forward, that’s what matters most. Overall, I want to fully embrace having balance in life, while enjoying my present and planning for the future.

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Amber-Janae

 

Happy Friday everyone and welcome back for this week’s Flyy Girl Friday Feature.

Today we celebrate a writer who bares her self to her readers.

Whether she gives blogging advice or heart to hearts, or some good girl talk,

her blog is like chicken soup for the soul.

Ladies and Gents,

Amber-Janae.

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Amber-Janae from San Francisco (Bay Area) California.

Tell us about your blog, whoisamberjanae.com

I’ve have never learned how to classify whoisamberjanae.com. I just say it’s one of those blogs that feeds your soul and inspires you to be better.

Why did you begin blogging?

I started blogging to free my mind and spirit of all the situations from my past. I wanted to inspire other women. More importantly, when I had begun to learn that my struggles and stories were inspiring other women I couldn’t give up on them. It fueled my fire to continue blogging.

What motivates you to dedicate time to your blog?

There is so much that motivates me to dedicate time to blogging. The number one reason being my readers and supporters. I truly believe that without their honest love and support, I wouldn’t be as motivated as I am every day. There’s always a special comment and tweet that goes a long way and inspires me to keep pushing. I am always thinking toward the future; another reason that keeps me motivated. I’ve had a vision of what I’d like to see my blog develop into for years and now that I have the platform to make that happen I am motivated not to give up. There are times when I want to give up on blogging, but I always look at how far I have come. I have come too far to give up.

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In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

 In one year I hope to be more socially connected than I presently am as far as the blog goes. I’d like to see the audience grow and continue to inspire more women around the world to be a better version of themselves. A bigger platform for me to live in purpose and chase my destiny is what I am claiming to manifest in this New Year. I would also love to see me step out the norm and incorporate a variety of content into the blog. I’d like to add more of my outgoing, fun personality to the blog and not have it be serious 24/7. I would love the strength and consistency to produce more books and other written projects. Overall I just want to see my work ethic grow. A lot can happen in a year and I just pray that everything I desire and more comes to fruition.

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GG Rene of All the Many Layers has to be one of my all-time favorite bloggers. Her whole style and approach makes everything about her relatable. GG’s writing style is honest and captivating. Always full of love and light and sending constant reminders to be a better version of myself. I love her! Demetria Lucas of A Belle from Brooklyn is another one of my favorites. She just embodies the skill set of how to take your brand to new levels. She’s built a brand, set the bar, and created a platform that has essentially paved the way for all of us upcoming bloggers and authors.

What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

 A legacy is something profound, something that really has no limits or boundaries. I pray to leave behind words of encouragement and love. I think there are so many misconceptions about who you truly are when choosing to put yourself out there into the public as a blogger, author etc. It’s hard for others to see who you truly are outside of what you choose to share. I’d like for my legacy to be something serious. For people to be able to speak of me and remember that I was a fighter, not just for myself, but for others. That my huge, loving heart and genuine spirits has taken many beatings, but I’ve always found a way to give back to others. I’d like for the world to remember me as a true lover of my life and all the woman I am. It’s hard to say more of what my legacy to be because there is so much that has yet to unfold. I know in my spirit my legacy will be a great one.

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