…COS SOMETIMES #ff JUST ISN’T ENOUGH…

Twenty Ten Club founder, Octavia Goredema

If you’re a user of Twitter you will be familiar with the #ff (follow friday) trend. Well, I want to take this opportunity to shout much louder on my blog about a few people I follow, as I’ve got more to say on why I think others should follow them. So, first up is up is @OctaviaGoredema. Her Twitter biog reads: Entrepreneur. Blogger. Founder of the Twenty Ten Club. Busy Cooking up her next project. Whilst my twitter interaction with Octavia has been limited, we have spoken over email and telephone on a professional level and I really like her vibe. As mentioned in her profile, she is the founder of http://www.twentytenclub.com, a networking group which connects, inspires and supports black female entrepreneurs. I first was came across Octavia when she dropped me an email (as recommended by @MsQuiche, thank love), requesting to interview me for a section on her website named “Meets…” here she interviews women in business, providing a platform for individuals to promote them and their business.

I have to give praise and credit to Octavia and what she’s cooking up with her networking group. She has given many professional black business women an opportunity to connect with others and create new business opportunities, so WELL DONE Octavia, I’m sure all the ladies you’ve featured are as grateful as I am for the opportunity. I WILL complete my questions and submit them to you shortly, promise, fingers crossed (I was a girl guide in my teenage years so you can trust me!)

I’M TALKING ABOUT: TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG…

*The following post was written the week of 22 November 2010…

This week I gave myself a kick up the arse as there are various personal bits and bobs I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t for whatever reasons. One of these thoughts included blogging; when I would begin to blog again as I hadn’t done so for the longest time (over 1 year now), what would topics I would focus on etc. Today, I decided to get off my butt and do what I use to do on a weekly basis which is pencil time in for me to surf the net, catch up on my Google Reader subscriptions (as the prompt on the screen was reading at 189 unread posts!) and generally hang out online. Having spent an hour reading a handful of posts from my subscription list, I was smiling and wishing I too had kept up with my previous blogs (http://www.oprahwannabe.blogspot.com/ and http://www.fiercelist.blogspot.com/), especially as throughout the day I had been feeling blog envy from Muireann Carey-Campbell the founder of www.bangsandabun.com (a blog I follow), as she was happily celebrating her three year blog anniversary. Whilst I’m happy for the chick who is responsible for the word ‘douchebag’ entering my vocab at the age of 31, I was a tiny winy bit envious of her celebrations. If only I too kept up with my weekly blogging from when I first started in November 2008, I too would be celebrating a blog anniversary this month also. So here I am… ready with a renewed energy to get this baby going – after all I really do enjoy writing, it’s just the time which is messing with me, however no space for excuses so I’ll stop there.

So the initial plan was to re launch the blog in January (New Year, new goals and all that), but then I had a rethink and decided to take baby steps first and then if I’m ready in January to take it up a notch then I will. Let’s not start with giving myself too much pressure; I have enough on my plate… *Cue violins*

Anyhow, for the old followers of my blog I hope you come back… and to potential new subscribers feel free to join in, it’s all love on https://oprahwanabe.wordpress.com