Black Blogger Month: ’83 to Infinity, An Interactive Way to Keep Your Hair Flowing

She saves lives by day, and searches for ways to save your split ends by night

When my readers aren’t looking for hair tips…

People love my posts about my relationships. They’ll come to see what’s going on. Those [posts] tend to be pretty popular, and my husband worries a little bit but I always have to tell him that it’s okay.

I started ’83 To Infinity…

In August of 2011. I had gotten married in August and I had started a new job a few months before, and it was just a really crazy, stressful time. I knew I needed an outlet. I had had blogs since about 2005, but I was never consistent with them. So I said to myself, ‘I gotta start this blog. This is gonna be a good thing. It’s gonna be something for me to come home to when I’m stressed out from work.’ [I thought], ‘I’m gonna keep up with it just for my own mental needs.’ I started the blog talking about things I’m passionate about like natural hair care, health and wellness, relationships—especially since I had just gotten married, I thought that would be a little interesting piece to write about—and just art and culture. Really it was just something I needed to do for myself, and then I just decided that I’d share it with everybody else.

The hardest part about staying consistent is…

The text side of it. The past blogs I had were on Blogger, and this one, I started on WordPress. As I learned more, I got more into it and ways I wanted it to look and ways I wanted the blog to function, and because I didn’t really get into all that in my previous blogs I had to learn about managing the tech side. I’m not a techy person. The other thing is…I love to be very transparent in my writing and be very honest, but you don’t want to put all your business out there, especially when I’m writing about relationship things. I wanna share enough so that people know what I’m saying, but I don’t wanna share too much too either a) get me in trouble or b) have it bite me in the behind later on down the line when I realize I’ve said too much.

Transforming from my day job into Bee the blogger is…

Very seamless. It’s really easy to come home and be like, ‘Alright, let me fire up the laptop and do a blog post.’ Blogging awakens a different part of my brain. I’m constantly using one part of my brain with work for the different things, and by time I get home that part of my brain is just exhausted. So it’s easy for me to say, ‘It’s blogging time; it’s fun time; it’s creative time,’ and then I find that I have a whole new set of energy because I’m accessing a different part of my brain that loves to do all the stuff that I do with the blogging.

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