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My first blog, why i started a blog

Hello beautiful and welcome to my very first blog. It’s taken me a really long time to get here, and I’m thrilled that I have finally arrived.  I’ve always wanted to do this you know; to show the world my fun, fearless, fabulous, fashionable side, but frankly lacked the courage to do so. I’ve had a steady supply of reasons why I couldn’t dare contemplate it. I’ve second guessed myself a lot, compared myself to others a lot, [by the way I don’t recommend this to anyone, it’s a waste of time] and concluded that there is nothing so special about me that would inspire anyone. Besides, I really didn’t want to be held accountable to anyone for my fashion choices, especially the fails, not to talk of all the writing involved. Where in the world was I going to find something to write about 3 to 5 times a week, and what if I used the wrong, conjunctions, pronouns, proverbs, or adjectives, what if I mixed my tenses, what would people think of me?!  I didn’t want to open myself up to scrutiny and criticism so I played it safe and sat in the sidelines. l really was my own worst critic.

I’ve always loved fashion and I’ve always had an incredible sense of style. I’ve also loved to write, back when I used to devour books [sadly I don’t anymore, too many distractions, Bravo Network to be exact] I had a really active imagination and I wrote a lot of short stories. However, somehow in the course of doing life I lost my passion for fashion and my writing chops, and is taken me quite a while to recall them. My story is one of fab to frump and back to fab, praise Jesus! I hate frump, hated every moment I was in frumpville, it doesn’t just affect your outward appearance it attacks your mind too. If you’re there right now, I hope I can help you relocate yourself.

The truth is that I’ve secretly fantasized about writing books and having my own fashion line. I’ve often visualized myself on QVC just selling out of every last piece of my gorgeous yet totally affordable fashion line. Why QVC, I don’t know, maybe because when I’m lying awake at 3am and sleep is nowhere in sight, QVC is an awesome companion, the presenters can sell anything to anyone, they make everything look so appealing. One of these days… A girl can only dream.

I’m starting my fashion an style blog because I know now, despite all my wrong believing that I do have a lot to offer and contribute and even though there are already thousands of bloggers out there there’s still room for me to make my mark. So here we are, by God’s grace I have a long road ahead of me and I am extremely excited at the thought of what lies ahead.  I finally came to the conclusion that greatness is waiting for me to take the first step, so here I go!

24 thoughts on “My first blog, why i started a blog

  1. Ruby says:

    ” If you’re there right now, I hope I can help you relocate yourself.”

    Lol!! Relocating.

    “The truth is that I’ve secretly fantasized about writing books and having my own fashion line.”

    Love this! Youre amazing and I’m wishing you the best of luck!!

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Thanks so much for your encouragement Ruby, I appreciate it!

  2. Kim says:

    You just described me! Congratulations for conquering your fears and taking the leap. I am currently writing a book and plan to start my blog in November. Hopefully, we can support and encourage one another.

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Sounds awesome Kim, looking forward to it and good luck!

  3. Ebele okezie akwiwu says:

    Well Done keke, the world is yet to be taken over by your fashion sense. Go girl . Can’t wait .

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Thank you Ebele, I can’t wait either, by the Grace of God!

  4. My brave childhood best friend,
    It takes courage to embark on the journey you have; I can relate coz after much resisting i have just started taking on more public speaking engagements in the course of my skin care practice and writing a monthly article on bella naija and OMG can you believe just today, I actually sent a picture to one of these upcoming Nigerian designer who wanted to put up my pic on his instagram page wearing something he designed for me. I couldn’t believe I actually hit send!!!!
    Gurl, you know you have always liked to look good…was there a frumpy stage? must have missed it!! You dress well, You got style and You write well, You go girl!! You have plenty to offer; don’t ever doubt it!!
    if and I mean IF my courage grows, I may send you some plus styling ideas that you could include on your blog since not everyone can be a skinny winny (esp after 4kids….I sooo hate you;-))!!!
    I wish you all the success in the world with this.
    Much love sweetie!

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Hello my dear Ebele, I’m so happy to hear from you; reading this just put a huge smile on my face! Thanks for the vote of confidence. It seems we’re both embarking on new ventures and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.

      I know your ideas for plus size styling will be amazing cause you’ve got style. Thanks for your encouragement gurl, it means a lot to me.

      Love

      Keke

  5. Ekene says:

    The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Congratulations on starting & following your passion. Feel the fear and do it anyway! Get it mama!

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Ekene thank you for your encouragement, you’re always so positive.

  6. Agnes Koki says:

    About time. Cannot wait to read about your fashion ideas and shopping ideas. Good luck and all the best

  7. Agnes Koki says:

    About time. Cannot wait to read about your fashion ideas and shopping ideas. Good luck and all the best

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Then get ready cause I’ve got lots of secrets to share. Thanks Agnes!

  8. Nola says:

    Well done Keke. Loving your blog already x

    1. sokafor@hotmail.com says:

      Thanks Nola!

  9. Chy says:

    What kept me reading was your candid honesty and of course, you’ve got great style! Very relatable…enjoy the ride!

  10. Flawless Chi Chi says:

    Bravo Keke…. girl, you were born to do this. Go on, take the stage… it’s your playground already. Congrats!!

  11. Chinny says:

    Keke dearest…This is wishing you well and nothing but the best. A wise person once said ” When you think it, do it!” Here you are..this is only the beginning; your best is yet to come. Heart congrats on this initial launch of you as a blogger!!!

  12. Uju says:

    Hey girl, loving your blog! You’ve got style, the flair, looks, in fact the whole nine yards! Really proud of you!!

  13. Well done Keke and this was meant to be…

  14. Obehi inojie says:

    Amen, the grace of God is with you…yes you can do this

  15. Shelbi says:

    I can definitely relate to this post. I feel like there’s always a tennis match going on in my head, positive and negative inner monologue. And you’re right! It is a waste of time and I need to STOP doing it right now. Thanks again, I enjoyed your post.

    Shelbi | http://www.urbangirlscloset.com/

  16. Tayo Odubade says:

    Wow! You go girl. Nice write up.

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