My favorite blogger, Black|Burgundy received the Blogger Recognition Award & asked her subscribers to comment our responses on her blog. However, when I was typing my responses I realized these are responses I can share with my subscribers. After all, to some people, me becoming a blog-her was a surprise. Therefore, here’s a bonus memoir that allows me to give direct responses to direct answers & allows YOU to get to know me.
When did you start blogging? Why?
Well, I officially started blogging on January 1, 2018. I was in a place in my life where I suddenly had so much free time & I felt inadequate. I knew I wanted to do something that inspired others however, I never thought blogging would be how I would do so. Blogging was free with minimal risk. I just had the be willing to put myself out there. I shared the idea with my best friend who is an entrepreneur & she motivated me to give it a shot. Once I started, I realized that in trying to find a way to inspire others, I stumbled upon my purpose & I absolutely love doing this.
How’d you come up with your blog name?
I think I initially was desperate & wanted a name before I launched for the New Year. I played with the name & then I just kind of stuck to it, because it worked. ···· Nickkie&Co aka Nickkie & Conglomerates embodies exactly what the brand/blog represents. “Nickkie”, being myself, is the “mouth piece”/initiator while the “Co.” (Conglomerates, Community, Company) encompasses group unity which helps drive the momentum of Nickkie&Co; team work for a common cause. It is understood that one person cannot do it alone but more than one can have a large impact on inspiring & empowering others.
Do your friends and family read your blog? Where’s the support?
My friends & loved ones try to be as supportive as they can. Though I would love them all to read, I do not obligate anyone. But I will say, the support I have received has taken me by surprise. Whether they read or contribute to Nickkie&Co.’s philanthropic drives, the support has been surreal. My loved ones have been Nickkie&Co. advocates through word of mouth since I started. From what I hear, direct support in regards to reading is not always received so much by loved ones, that has not been the case for me. Even if they do not read every week, they eventually take the time to binge read the memoirs. So, I am definitely blessed. Also, I have noticed that strangers have recently started to ride this empowerment wave with me so that’s really dope.
Who or what inspires you to write?
Anything, really. I can be walking down the street and be inspired. I can be hit with an impulse at any time. Since I’ve started blogging I have left myself open to receiving inspiration & content from anything that speaks to my spirit. I trust my instincts so that I can continue to deliver what I believe to be quality content.
Do you ever think about saying eff it and throwing in the blogger towel?
Actually. No. Not only do I love doing this, becoming a blog-her has made me really aware of myself. It has allowed me the ability to understand how I am feeling, how I am triggered & how I can help others. Besides, what is of God you do not dispose of.
What do you do for inspiration during those creative lulls when nothing seems to come out right?
I don’t give up, I reach out to my tribe for prayer & empowerment & give myself time to walk away & revisit.
What are some of your favorite topics to speak on?
Anything & all things women empowerment. However, men can read a memoir & relate too 🙂
So there you have it. Do not forget to check in on Sunday & read the new Memoir. Thanks for reading.