Happy International Women’s Day!

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Good day to you all, this fine Friday afternoon and Happy International Women’s Day! I hope you are all doing well.

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Unapologetically Black

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It feels like it has almost been forever since the last time I wrote anything on my blog. I hope you can forgive me for pulling another one of my disappearing acts on you all. I have missed blogging after not blogging for the past three months.

If you follow my Instagram and other social media pages I recently posted on my Instagram page explaining the reasons for my disappear and how I would be back, out and about on my social media pages and blog. And here I am! With a new poem! Continue reading

This is photoshoot number 3!

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I think it has been a little over two weeks if not more since my last blog post and I just wanted to share a few of those photos taken from a third photoshoot I have had with my photographer friend Mick. You all remember Mick, right? I think these photos came out pretty good if I do say so myself. They were quite classy. With these pictures, we were trying to play around with the idea of the human shape and how direct and indirect light falls on the human frame allowing the viewer to view the body in many different ways, which I find pretty amazing.

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Another Photoshoot!

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What’s up, what’s up, what’s up y’all? I am doing great this sunny Monday evening. Yes, it is still very sunny this late evening and will remain so until around 10.30 pm. When I first came to the Netherlands I was so shocked at how late the sun would set over here and it took me some time getting used to it but eventually, I did. And now I very much enjoy it like that! Because this partially lets me know that Summer has officially begun! Not to mention, that I have the house all to myself for the next month and a half because my friend and roommate went on vacation to Thailand and left everything to me!  Continue reading

How often does a writer need to write to be considered a ‘serious writer’?

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It seems, every time I post on my blog I do it so sporadically. I am not doing it on purpose, I swear! It is just sometimes I have trouble coming up with a good topic to write about. So in order not to bore my readers, I end up not writing at all. I would rather write about something a little interesting or share something that I actually enjoy with my audience instead of writing something for the sake of writing. In my opinion, it is far worse than not writing anything at all, when there is no topic to speak of. Do you not agree?

Anyway, I have been keeping myself locked away in my mind for quite some time now, and have been thinking a little about my writing hobby and writing career. Basically my writing future. I have been wondering how many times a writer must write to be considered a dedicated, serious and good writer? I have heard of writers who write almost every second of every day. I have heard of writers who write a page or two per day to keep up their craft. I have heard of some who write every other day. And I have even heard of those who write as sporadically as I do. However, the million dollar question is: when is it considered overdoing it and when is it considered being too lax when writing is concerned?

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I am aware that everyone is different and everyone does things differently, but what is considered a good balance for writing? I always wondered about these kinds of questions? Am I not a good and serious writer if I do not put pen to paper at least once every day or every other day? Granted, I am mostly writing as a hobby, but it does not make me any less serious than a writer who writes every day of his or her life, does it? I would really like to hear your opinions on this.