Blogging, Blogging Some More, Writing and Running my Mouth

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African-American woman working in Defense plant during WWII. Don’t you love this photo?

Blogging, Blogging Some More, Writing and Running my Mouth.  That’s one way to sum up everything I have been doing over the last month.  I recently started working on fashion boards and posts for The Curvy Fashionista!!  Woooooo!  I am so excited about it.   Before I started blogging for The Curvy Fashionista, I was on the site whenever I needed inspiration for something new or just to see what might be coming down the pike.    Marie Denee, the creator and owner of the blog is an amazing spirit, has great style, wonderful ideas and makes things look effortless.  Lookahere though – I have to say hats off to all of the fashion bloggers because it’s consistent (but fun) work.  You have to be dedicated and on your game every.single.day.  Check out some of the latest posts I’ve been doing for the The Curvy Fashionista.  I’ll be over there weekly talking about different ways for us curvy girls to style ourselves, various trends and other fashion and style-related content.    So far, I’ve talked about peplum, how I’d style myself in my twenties versus my thirties, flower prints and rain gear! Whew!  All sorts of stuff right?  Nothing is off limits.  Are you curvy?  You should be following her on all social media outlets.  Have questions about how to rock a certain item?  See a trend coming? Let me know!  I’m always looking for fun fashion things to discuss on the blog, so hit me up and let me know what you’d like to see!

For those of you who follow the blog, and those of you who are new to the blog (hiiiiii) I was on the Dr. Vibe show last year for an interview.  We were both finalists in the Black Weblog Awards.  Because he is a connector and likes to meet and interview new people, Dr. Vibe reached out to me for an interview.  And just like that, I was live and on the proverbial internet air!!  Since then Vibe decided to create a show where the women took over.  Myself and three other really awesome women (Kenya, Marie and Brandy) would get together ideally, and host a show once a month.   I’ve been running my mouth for good cause (which isn’t a surprise to those who know me well) with them for a couple of shows now and it’s been amazing!!!  We broadcast on the third Thursday of the month from 8:30pm until about 9:50.  This is something we’ll be continuing through the year!  We make it a point to end the show before Scandal – so really, there’s no reason not to listen.  What can I say?  Tune in – we create scandal before Scandal ever comes on.

Along with these updates, there are a few more I’ll be talking about over the course of the year.  Of course, I’m working on my own projects  such as more blog posts and content here, the book that needs to be written and will be written (stop judging me) and various short stories.  I’m also planning a few events with my blogging sisters here in the District.  And this is all just the business end of things.  I haven’t talked about my 9 to 5 or even my personal life right now….. a girl is busy!! It does keep me mostly out of trouble.

So here’s a question, what more would you like to see from the blog?  You can let me know in the comments, or email me at fromraewithlove at gmail dot com or guess what???!! You can answer this nifty little poll right here….. I’m a genius right?

 

Anyway y’all, hope all is well.  Believe it or not, there’s so much more on the horizon for the year.  I can’t wait to continue to share everything with you.

Love,

Rae

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My First Radio Interview, The Flashtweeting of a Story and Other Hullabaloo

A few weeks ago, I appeared on the Dr.Vibe show.  Dr. Vibe won the Black Weblog Awards this year for “Best International Blog.”  We had a great pre-show where we talked about all sorts of things within a ten-minute period of time BEFORE the actual live show started.  Can I tell you I was nervous as all get out?  It’s ridiculous how nervous you can be when having to present and be present at the same damn time.

I’m sure it was just a matter of the unknown.  We didn’t have a topic for the evening – but when I tell you the time I spent talking with him blessed me?  It did.  It was the perfect conversation and Dr.Vibe has an uncanny ability to help you put some of the thing that’ve taken place in your life on front and center stage – in a good way.  I had the chance to really connect the dots and share some fond memories of my life.  It was a great time on the air. I’d love to hear your feedback on the show!!  Who knows, maybe From Rae With Love will be coming to a podcast, internet radio show or something near you soon!

Check out the interview by clicking HERE.

I am planning to have a video post up sometime this week and stay tuned for a few additional blog posts as well.   I’m excited about it! I had planned to wait until the new year, but no better time than the present.

Oh! If you haven’t seen it, I’ve been flashtweeting a story over at Storify named “I Was Expecting You.”  So far, there are three installments.  I will be posting the fourth sometime this week.

Check out Part I of “I Was Expecting You”

Check out Part II of “I Was Expecting You”

Check out Part III of “I Was Expecting You”

Why would I flashtweet you ask? Why would I begin writing a story on twitter and then put it on Storify? What’s the point?  Well, it all started with me sending a few tweets – they were the opening lines of the story. My younger self and doppelganger @filthycharm seemed to squeal in delight via twitter and well, that was all the encouragement I needed to just continue to post the story.  Then another friend, @girlmeetsglass made the comment of  “What book are you tweeting this from?”  Just with those two statements , it freed me to post the story.

I’ve had some great feedback on it so far, but since you guys may not have read it, I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback.  Feel free to tweet me here:

With writers, you don’t have to twist our arms too much to get us to post things or send things once we think you like our stuff.  Trust me, we want to share it with you.  Most of us are just too shy to do so.  And if you’re in our inner circle, more than likely you get tired of reading most of our stuff.  But we can always surprise you with something new.

I’m hoping to get a few short stories completed.  Maybe even start on the memoir sometime next year.   I’m still pressing to get to a writer’s workshop but need to make sure I have a clean and well-written set of manuscripts to submit – fiction and non-fiction.  You just never know when the opportunity will appear.

Let me know what you think of the story so far!  I’ll have some more stuff for you later this week.

Love,

Rae