“Be who you needed when you were younger”
Here’s a few pictures of me “, pre-blogging and knowledgable of picture quality, also pre-Baby E. I was so sweet and naive back then y’all. So cute.
I absolutely love this quote because when I read it, it reminded me of the reasons that I made this blog in the first place!
I did a little soul searching and asked myself a few questions about my blogging future and potential and the answers are listed below. 🙂
Why did you start this blog?
I originally started this blog as a place to express my views on motherhood. My first blog post was about my perspective of pregnancy. During pregnancy, I felt that my feelings were very misunderstood. At the time, it was hard to verbally explain how I felt. Six months later, I decided that I wanted to be more open about my feelings so that if any other women felt similarly, they would know that they were not alone. In your weakest times, social media can be so damaging. You see so many beautiful things but never the reality of the situation. Even though I want to talk a lot about the good that is happening in my life, I want to make sure that the not-so-good parts are represented as well. I want to expose the “hot mess” that is motherhood and pregnancy and sometimes womanhood, too. Then about a month into blogging, I felt this amazing release. I realized that I actually enjoy writing, expressing my feelings, and talking about what’s going on in my life.
What is Aiming for August even about? What are you focusing on?
Aiming for August is about my life as flawed person who is on her way to being badass. I’m already pretty cool but I can be cooler, right? But seriously, it’s mostly my transition into motherhood. I really do feel that being a mother has made me more confident as a woman and definitely as an African-American woman. This blog is focusing on motherhood and everything that surrounds that but also my and my family’s lifestyle. Being a 20-something, millennial mom is interesting. Some days, I feel like I’ve barely got it together but I’m learning and growing in some way, every day.
In the sea of millions of other bloggers, what makes you a significant little fish? What makes you think readers care about what you’re talking about?
1) “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom”
2) I’m honest (or at least I hope to be).
3) I’m different. I think that I have a unique aspect of motherhood being that I’m in an interracial relationship, the mother to a biracial child. We live in a tiny house in a big city and do a lot of city-related things. We’re not a “traditional” family for so many reasons but we’re making our lives into our own version of “the American dream”. There is a lot that I could say to explain to you exactly why I think that my family is different but you’ll have to keep on following along to figure it out!
I hope readers can see all of the beauty in my life, the beauty in family, and the honesty and humor in my words. Go on this journey with me, y’all. You won’t regret it, promise.
What will be on the blog?
Obviously, mom stuff because my life has been outrageously impacted by being a mother. So let’s just split this into percentages. 55% motherhood and baby life- this includes but is not limited to things like mom fashion, baby fashion, foods and whatnot, venting about mom things, etc. 25% lifestyle- this includes but is not limited to lots of Houston things, any travel that we do, random things that are going on in my life, some political/social activism (we have to talk about the problems to solve them…), what I’m reading, etc. Finally, 10% health and 10% fitness- which are pretty self explanatory.
What won’t be on the blog?
This is hard because I can’t predict the future, ya know? I can say I will only blog about things that I believe in. Basically, I promise to never become a sell out.
What are your goals for the blog?
This is extremely corny but I really do want to inspire/motivate/let women know that they are not alone! I may not be able to fully understand all of your struggles but I will weep with you. I will rejoice with you. I will do it all with you! I love to empower women so let’s do this! I also hope to make more blogging friends and meet more people that share similar passions. I’d also be a bald faced liar if I didn’t mention the potential of turning this hobby into profit. So there’s that too. Right now, I’m having a hell of a time just writing and expressing myself. So I’m living in the now but also working my butt off to turn this baby into something beautiful.
So there it is. This is a little bit about why I’m blogging… I want to be who I would have needed when I was younger.
If you’re a fellow blogger, comment below with your website or IG handle so I can check you out too!
Always, always, always thank you for reading. It means the world,