Wow here we are at one year of blogging. There's so much that has changed, so much has been learned.
When I first began my blog is was simply to give mothers of color a positive platform of motherhood. Since then my vision has changed to wanting to connect with all mothers and not putting any limits or boundaries on my blog. After about one month of blogging I noticed my audience, who was reading and who related to my stories. All moms and it was beautiful having the bond with woman. I began by show casing Mommy of the Month which gave other moms a platform to tell there story, and guess what Mommy of the Month is coming back September 1st.
Within the one year I have had content stolen. I mean I run a small blog never would I think someone would steal my angle, my views or my words. It happened which made me slack and I regret not remaining consistent. So I changed things up eventually I just went right back to the drawing boards. I began to take my craft more seriously going to blogging events and conventions just making an effort to get my mojo back. Then came all of the people who wanted to be bloggers and wanted me to work for FREE I'm all about helping others as well as supporting others but blogging, building a site and brand take time. I'm not even where I would like to be before helping out everyone else. Really it was about approach I had so many people asking me about blogging who weren't even serious. Therefore I will pitch ideas to people I may give you all my resources but I will not put myself on hold to help others. The biggest lesson was MONEY. Blogging takes money yes you can start small but you will need to pay for domain, camera layout for your blog and so much more it's an investment. I'll admit I could have spent and invested differently I paid for classes and mentors and things not go as I assumed I mean I got more for google and YouTube. I've concluded that I'm a better learner and go getter then student.
DONT BE AFRAID
I've tried to break the ice with a view bloggers and influencers and really most are one way publicly and totally different behind close doors. I personally am a mommy blogger that's my title I know plenty of fashion bloggers who are moms that assume because I enjoy having a fashionable child that, that's what my blog consist of. If anyone thinks your attempting to steal or copy them Oh it's a wrap, they will attempt to block your blessings. Then came Kenvi also known as @NaturallyKenvi an influencer I followed many years before deciding to blog. We began to support one another from a far to now when we link it's like we have known each other since for ever. She's been more of a mentor giving advice that people would pay a good coin for. It's finally good to meet a Blogger as real and authentic as their Instagram or their blog.
I'd be a liar if I didn't have a lot planned for the next year of blogging. Between becoming more consistent and growing there's so much more as well I have to mention. Mommy of the month is back, Ask MomTea will be coming every Sunday but the BIGGEST CHANGE is the name. After September 1st there will be no more momteabytearual.com there will just be themomtea.com. The reason for the change is because when working with Rocky from ItsaRockyWorld her point was valid shorten the name and focus on your niche take yourself out the equation. I'm excited about what's to come even more excited to see my vision come alive. Lastly be prepared Kai's Kloset is on the way, there won't be anymore where did you get this or that from you will be able to come to our new site and throw it in the bag for your little one as well. So cheers to one year of learning now bring on the second year which is the year of upgrade. To all my readers who have enjoyed the tea I thank you for all the support.
I want to thank my friends and family for support and thanks to all the other bloggers dear to my heart: @NaturallyKenvi @KeepingupwithChello big ups to @ItsaRockyWorld with her guidance.