Why? Because why not?!? Honestly... there isn't just one reason. Just as this blog is multifaceted so are my reasons for starting and continuing with this blog.
I have always been a writer, but I guess I didn't take my interest in blogging serious until I got pregnant. To know me is to know that I research EVERYTHING... I literally need to know everything before making a decision. While doing my research on everything concerning my baby, I came to a realization that black representation that I was searching for was either A. hard to find or B. serious lacking.
I saw a small presence, but I craved for more. I wanted to be that presence that I was yearning for. Representation is super important! It's hard being the one who feels a way and having to defend and represent your standing. You're not always going to have the support and understanding from those around you. This can be very lonely and I honestly felt alone a lot during my pregnancy. Now that I think about it, I have felt alone in multiple areas of my life. I want to be that source of encouragement and motivation for women like me.
Another reason why I blog is because writing is therapeutic for me. Writing allows me to get my thoughts and feelings out. Writing is my personal outlet. My writings are my accountability partners. If I write it down, I have to do it. I think it. I write it. I see it. I achieve it.
As Told by Tina is a personal lifestyle blog about my journey as a woman and mother. It is for women and mothers who can admit they don't have the answers, but they want the answers and are willing to do and try anything to get those answers. I don't know it all, but I will definitely do my best to find it out. If it's something that I want to know or want to do, I'm going to do any and everything I can do it.
This blog is for me first and foremost. It would be cool for this blog to generate income for me as well, but that's not my goal nor is it at the top of my list. I need this blog to be the therapy that it is for me. I need this blog to be a resource to others like me. I need this blog to motivate and encourage. I need this blog to be a representation of me and all things that matter to me. All of these things come ahead of making a few pennies.