THE DILEMMA OF FINDING YOUR VOICE

Published on August 18th, 2015 // BLOGGING BRANDING BASICS PERSONAL BRANDING

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I have debated back and forth with myself whether starting the blog with an introductory post or not. I was afraid of being cheesy or overly personal and bore you from the start. However I knew I wanted to make sure I shared my concept and purpose for this blog to give you an idea of what we will be addressing and how it might interest and benefit you. I believe that’s the least I can do if I am asking you to come on by once in a while and hang out. You can only express so much in an ‘about me’ section on your website and honestly I have come to find that talking about myself might not be my favorite excercice.
Well, here is my introductory post. There’s a little bit of cheesy, it gets a tad personal but I sure hope it’s not boring.

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It has taken me a long time to finally make the decision and take action to start a blog. I have been nurturing the thought and plotting for it all in my head but never took the bold step to do it until now. There were many reasons why, one being ‘finding my voice’. Simply writing it down sends chills down my back and makes me irk. I read multiple ‘how to be a successful blogger’ type of articles and most of them had that concept in common – the voice. I had a hard time finding mine or rather deciding what my voice was.

I went on reading various blogs and studied them a bit, and as I was doing that I got the impression I had to either be the hyper sassy southerner or the cynical witty northerner. I am neither of those two. I am a half frenchie half Ivorian girl who loves creativity and branding, and is on a journey of living life intentionally. All that put together I probably sound like a schizophrenic lady using clumsy translations of French colloquialisms.  But it’s me, and if you stick around long enough you’ll find out that I am pretty sane for the most part and can be quite endearing with my awkward frenchcisms.
On a serious note, I realized it is way simpler than that. I need to be myself, share what I know and what I love and try to be as helpful as possible. Those who are not interested by what I am or have to say shouldn’t read my blog. Firstly because they would be wasting their time of course, and who needs that. Secondly I want those who consider this potentially being an impactful resource for both their life and business to follow along.

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What I know and what I love is living a life full of creativity and intentionality. I am a brand stylist, that’s the main way I personally express my creativity but I believe it should seep through every area of life as we were meant to birth and shape the world around us. I also believe it is impossible to lead a happy life without living it intentionally no matter what you do professionally or personally. For me it boils down to keeping Jesus at the center of my passions and fully embracing what he has designed me to do.
My broad aim for this blog is to inspire you to cultivate your own creativity however you feel called to do so. Specifically, I would love to help you understand the value and power of intentional branding and give you tools to utilize it effectively and successfully for your business. Finally through my own journey I hope to motivate you to live intentionally, in your relationships, in your business, in your view of yourself, etc.

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I sure hope you follow along and participate in the comments to the ‘REVERIE MINGLES’ segment at the bottom of each article. I feel unmeasurably happy and enthused to begin this new adventure and am confident that it will create new amazing connections. I hope you find it to be a resourceful place and have a little fun along the way – why not?! Or even just a chuckle at my awkward made up English expressions.

REVERIE MINGLES: HAVE YOU FOUND IT CHALLENGING TO DETERMINE YOUR VOICE? AS A BLOGGER, IF YOU RUN ONE OR AS A BUSINESS OWNER OR EVEN IN YOUR GROUP OF FRIENDS?

  • Rosalind

    Congratulations on launching your new blog and Brand! Finding your blogging voice is hard, I’m not one of those people that it comes naturally to. I persevere because I see the great effect it has on my business when I’m consistent with it. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll do great!

    August 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  • Thank you, Rosalind! Yes please, persevere with me as I’m starting this adventure. It doesn’t come naturally to me either I have fun writing though and that’s hard the battle sometimes.

    August 18, 2015 at 2:17 pm