When people ask me why I started blogging, how I got into it, which bloggers inspire me, I always had one person in mind. Necole Bitchie has been my only inspiration. I was an English major in college, loved writing, but never knew what blogging was. One day I decided to started my own site and learned by trial and error.
I thought that in order to have a successful blog site, I had to only write about gossip. I have always struggled with writing about what sells versus what actually meant something to me. I felt like a sellout every time I wrote about the Kardashians or Chris Brown.
So I decided to write about what I wanted to at any given moment. I changed my content. I started my first book, I only write when I feel the passion and I made the decision to just do me.
My one blogging inspiration went through the same struggle and is now stepping out on faith and completely moving on from the very site that essentially made her famous. When I had nothing, when I felt lost, when I hated every job, when I felt empty, I read Necole Bitchie’s story. She started from nothing, had no safety net, nowhere to sleep, just her computer!
So happy that I’m not the only one who is willing to walk away from what sells to dive into what matters. I can only pray that one day I’m as successful as she is, but if not…I’m ok with that because I enjoy indulging in my passion of writing.