Looking forward to featuring the artist responsible for this preciousness tomorrow on the blog. @evelyse.rosa ❤️
Words by @vanessa_living #repost ❤️❤️❤
In today’s post, I also announced a private writing group I’m hosting in October called Unraveling Fear. You can read my latest post at allthemanylayers.com to find out more. I want to inspire women to explore their layers and make beautiful things out of pain as well as passion. I’m just a quiet, overly affectionate daydreamer who never believed she was good enough to live a charmed life. Everything I do now is about proving myself wrong and showing other women how to do the same. #allthemanylayers #30Layers30Days #amwriting #selfdiscovery
Excerpt from my latest post on differentiating yourself as a blogger, finding your voice and your ideal audience. A MUST READ for bloggers and creative entrepreneurs with an online presence.
#3 Take risks.
Surprise your readers and try new things. Say what they are thinking but can’t express. Be a rebel with a cause. Test your ideas and ask for feedback. Write that post that will shake them up. Create that thing that will make their lives easier. Do what your heart wants — to serve, inspire, beautify, heal. If you get it wrong, try again. And then again. Somewhere in one of those tries will be a piece of magic that will resonate and hit the mark. With every try you will become less afraid, more confident and more effective. Read the full post at allthemanylayers.com. #allthemanylayers #blackgirlswhoblog #blogger #ggadvice
Clearing the Air via @vernetteoutloud #30Layers30Days… Tap the hashtag to read more posts from the challenge. Tap the link in my profile to see the daily prompts. Next challenge will start November 1.
note to self: everything is unfolding as it should.
Your spark, your energy, your light, your heart. ❤️
Day 15 | Gotta Testify #30Layers30Days |
Today’s prompt is about claiming your miracle and giving thanks for something you yearn for before you receive it. I’m starting to see how often I have counted myself out of things because I think I’m not qualified or ready. I’ve told myself no before anyone else could. When I do this, I miss the chance to receive a miracle. I’m finally learning that no matter how difficult or even impossible it seems, I must never tell myself no. This exercise is about nurturing this belief. Write your testimony and celebrate before it happens. View hashtag #30Layers30Days here on Instagram and on Twitter to see what women are sharing each day. The prompts are posted each day on my blog (link in profile).
Everything is temporary.
Vulnerable piece I wrote for @missenj’s ‘What Binds Us Together’ series. There is no easy way to say certain things, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t say them. I love that Erica is deepening our conversations and creating awareness with this series. You can read my whole essay as well as the rest of the series at everythingenj.com. #mentalhealth #everythingenj #whatbindsustogether #allthemanylayers
Who are you writing for? What are her fears, dreams, and passions? What does she secretly wish for and what is she afraid to say? Put words to her struggles, let her know that you see her and she’s not alone. Write for her without inhibition. Write like you are trying to save her. Maybe she is you. Then write to save your truest self. //
This is one way to stop worrying about the people who don’t get it and start writing from your heart for those that do. This is how you find your unique audience, the people who speak your language. There are still 4 spots left for my Writing Chat this Thursday. I’m keeping it small so everyone can be heard. To sign up, visit my blog at allthemanylayers.com and click Writing Chat at the top. #allthemanylayers #amwriting #writingchat
#30Layers30Days | Day 13 You can still join the self-discovery challenge and go at your own pace. Days 1 - 12 are available on my blog through the link in my profile. Click the hashtag #30Layers30Days to see what other women are sharing. Explore your layers. 💖
When I wrote my first book, I wanted to completely expose myself as a writer. I wanted it to be enlightening and unexpected and refreshingly weird. I wrote The Beautiful Disruption for a certain type of woman and with her in mind, I felt no restraints on my creativity because I knew my words and my approach would resonate with this woman and light her up. It’s the kind of book that gives the reader permission to be intense and emotional and not apologize for it. So how did I get to a point where I was able to access this part of me, pour it out and publish it for the world to see when just a few years ago, I wouldn’t even tell my friends and family that I had a blog because I was too embarrassed?
I’m offering a 60 minute creative coaching session next Thursday (September 18 at 9:30PM ET) to discuss writing and blogging and channeling your creativity. I get a lot of questions about blogging, the book writing process and how to expose more of yourself in your work. I can’t respond to everyone individually, so I’m trying out this Q&A conference call format to make this beneficial for everyone. These are the most frequently asked questions:
1) How do I get over the fear of being vulnerable and self-promoting?
2) How personal is too personal when it comes to writing and blogging?
3) How do I find my audience, establish credibility, build my platform?
4) How do I make sure that I don’t sound like everyone else?
5) How do I know when I’m ready to write a book?
6) How do I get comfortable with charging people for my work?
We’ll also talk about the myth of writer’s block, the number one thing you should do religiously to feel more creative and how to get over the fear of sharing your innermost thoughts and ideas with the world. Come ready to ask questions! Visit my blog at allthemanylayers.com and click on WRITING CHAT at the top to sign up. Limited space and first come first served but if there is enough demand, I will add a second class. The call will be recorded for those overseas. Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with WRITING CHAT as the subject line.
Day 10 | Abundance via @befreeproject #30Layers30Days
Day 10 | Abundance via @zuri_monae #30Layers30Days