Posts tagged past
I Took an L: When going viral goes WRONG

I messed up…..

It just wasn’t a little bit but BAD……

Actually the mess up wasn’t that bad…

……….VERY small but it carried an HUGE impact. 

To understand let me take you back to about a week ago

(because I know I’m not the only one that started to sing the song).

Well as y’all know by now I LOVE to read.  This year I challenged myself to read a book a week and I am always posting on IG and FB some of my pickups (a little birdie told me the READ WITH ME tab will be receiving a makeover….stay tune…).  As a result folks are always asking me where they should start and what my top recommendations are.  I noticed that after a while I had created a list of the top ten books that I would suggest to read. 

Well recently I have been given the opportunity to become a contributor for the website LifeHack.org. I mean what better way than to have my first article be the chance to share this wonderful list that I had created. I knew that this would be an awesome catalyst for folks to read more.  I was TOO HYPE!

After I wrote the article and pressed “Submit for Review” I noticed one problem, for the title I put “10 Books Every Young Black Women Needs to Read in Order to SLAY.” 

NOOOOOO I meant to put WOMAN instead of WOMEN…wowers!

I attempted correct the mistake but it was too late….the system wouldn’t let me. 

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Stuck on Stupid: how your past can keep you from the future

I was on the road stuck in traffic when my phone started to ring.  I was surprised because my mama only calls me on Sundays and my friends know that I can’t stand talking on the phone (ask yourself is this textable? No..Is it an emergency? No….then send a text) so it was out of the norm for my phone to be ringing at 5pm on a Tuesday.  But it was my homeboi Darril, he was probing me about my whereabouts.  This was a perfect setup for one of those “I need you to ……” but he already knew I was leaving one slaveship and heading to the next.  He mentioned that he had somebody he wanted me to meet and by the way he couldn’t get the sentence out without laughing and the chuckles in the back ground I knew that it was somebody that I knew.  My lovely line sister was in town for the day and they were going to come by and visit me at work (Yay! I love visitors at my part time it makes the time fly by).

As we talked about everything under the sun; the topic of my blog came up.  They laughed at the fact that I slide post articles in conversations as a shameless plug when an issue that I have covered is brought up.  Darril then hits me with a question “You always talk about the past issues but what about if you are still holding on to them…” Hmmmmmmm Darril had an AWESOME point, and just like that I couldn’t shake the thought and my wheels began to turn.

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