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  • The Journey of My Evolving Creativity

    Reading Time: 2mins 40secs || The Journey of My Evolving Creativity I have always experienced creative depression. It probably isn’t a thing yet, but we can all agree that we’ve been in this phase once or twice. I lost my zeal to create, and that feeling of inadequacy crept in. To be honest, taking a break and giving in seemed like the best thing to do even though I knew that…

  • My 4 Step Content Creation Process || Theblackwriter.co

    My 4 Step Content Creation Process

    Reading Time: 4mins 26secs || My 4 Step Content Creation Process   Everything in life has a process that occurs before results are seen. Think about it, from the quotidian tasks like preparing meals, getting ready for work, doing laundry to the bigger tasks like starting a business, blog or even building a house.   There’s always a process to everything. Processes are important because they make or mar the…

  • On Dealing With Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Comparison || theblackwriter.co

    On Dealing With Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Comparison

    On Dealing with Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Comparison I stalled on sending out this email for these reasons – procrastination, perfectionism, and comparison. I have been telling myself that I lost my mojo but thinking about it, I guess I procrastinated too much, I was afraid to fail and I compared my journey just a little bit.   Whenever this happens, I’ve noticed that God always sends me things and points me in…

  • On Building an Engaging Audience - Relatability - The Black Writer

    On Building an Engaging Audience – Relatability

    Reading Time: 4 mins 10 secs || On Building an Engaging Audience – Relatability Just Be Relatable   Instagram used to be all fun and games until people began to look up to me, seek advice and solutions to life problems. I don’t have 10k followers but I have a very engaged and amazing audience. People keep asking me how I managed to build this tribe without so much effort. It…

  • My Top Instagram Stories Take Over Tips - Blackwriter.co

    My Top Instagram Stories Take Over Tips

    Reading Time: 4’32” || My Top Instagram Stories Take Over Tips “Want to make your visual content more engaging to your consumers? Focus on being useful” Jessica Gioglo Who agrees with me that social media is God’s gift to businesses. Especially small businesses and homegrown businesses? It has become one of the best business tools as it offers a free platform for advertising, engagement and community building. It has literally…

  • 8 Ways I Am Improving My Content Writing Skills

    8 Ways I Am Improving My Content Writing Skills

    Reading Time: 3’57’’ 8 Ways I Am Improving My Content Writing Skills The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday. David Schlosser   Still sounds weird calling myself a content writer but oh well! All my life, I have been more on the science and construction end. From having technology, technical drawing, physics and geography as favourite subjects. And then moving on to…

  • How To Build A Successful Online Campaign

    How To Build A Successful Online Campaign

      Reading Time: 5’37”. How To Build A Successful Online Campaign. “Content is KIng and Storytelling is the Emperor.” The Black Writer Contrary to popular belief, strong competition exists in the content creation and creative industry. Believe it or not, we all have access to the same tools so perfecting your craft and creating an advantage for your brand is necessary. At Social Media Week I attended a class hosted…

  • I Took A Blog Break - Here's Why

    I Took A Blog Break – Here’s Why

    Reading Time: 3’42”. I Took A Blog Break – Here’s Why “There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore, then we give up. That’s when the real work begins. To find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.” Cristina Yang Blogging break, blogging break! Everyone takes that once in a while, it’s needed certainly. But, will I call…

  • PHC Bloggers x Creatives Hang Out Recap!

    From sliding into each other’s comments, we decided to plan a hangout and called it The Port Harcourt City Bloggers and Creatives Hang Out and to tell the truth, it was so much fun! ?This is something we plan to do more often and even on a larger scale, as you know building blogger friendships is actually very important. Tonye of Tonye Igbani , Tokoni of Toks David and I were in attendance although…