Today my blog, Living La Vida Diva, turns three years old!
Last year I was really proud of how far I’d come. As I look back over the third year I see how much I’ve truly grown.
There were food blogs. And blogs on authors. And musicians!
Rap artist IV Montana remains my most read blog.
He continues to send me people to write about. I even wrote about his mother.
I did a few more collabs with fellow bloggers Reagan and Megan.
I met the greatest group of young people with Inspire the Fire and even interviewed their leader Dennis Reed.
I attended brunches sponsored by the Charlotte Observer.
And I discovered so much talent while covering the Queen City Awards.
I stepped outside my comfort zone and covered some controversial events.
And met some people with amazing stories.
I was there when Ryan Jor El brought his dream to life with the first inaugural Black Fathers Rock event.
And I traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to watch designer Laddie Howard create his beautiful bags.
I covered Fashion shows.
And I walked the runway myself in a show benefitting women’s mental health.
I met with a fascinating young man Francisco Cauldron. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on his blog.
I took inventory of my closet as I chronicled my move.
I’ve worked hard this year building my brand. And the last two weeks have been a result of all that hustling.
I became part of the media team for Charlotte Seen and provided front row coverage for Charlotte Fashion Week.
And I became the official blogger for the first York County Fashion Week in South Carolina. Providing behind the scenes coverage from beginning to end.
I had two weeks of back to back fashion shows.
My blog has grown so much this year. And I’ve learned so much while Living La Vida Diva.