Friday, October 10, 2014

#Blogtober14 I Never Thought Blogging Would...

Blogging has given me the opportunity to do so much that couldn't have possibly happened if I didn't create this space during Christmas of 2008. I never thought blogging would...

Give Me A Community of Supporters
For real, at one point no one was acknowledging the skills or potential skills of the girl known as Lashuntrice Bradley. One day I plan to change my name to a symbol, so it can be "formerly known as" like Prince once did. I had to stick my writing in every face that would stop long enough to hear me. It's been a long journey. We can go into detail later. However, it went from me trying to force people to pay attention to others acknowledging me. See, I've been nominated for the Black Weblog Awards and voting started this week. The other day one of the other nominees gave me and several others a shoutout telling everyone to vote for us. I was shocked and felt appreciated at the same time. They really support me and I support them back.

Make Me A Better Writer
Yes, my writing is better than it was five years ago. It is better today than it was yesterday. This is my confidence speaking. No one else's opinion matter in that realm.

Force To Me Leave My Comfortably Boring Big City
Yes, Houston is boring if you grew up here. About leaving this big boring city... in 2011 I first heard of Blogging While Brown through another blogger. That particular blogger had been nominated for a Black Weblog award that year, so he was trying to get there to receive it. This was such a big deal, he started a money raising campaign. As I followed his efforts to get there, I knew I needed to plan to attend. In 2013 BWB was held in NYC (Harlem to be more specific) and I made it. The picture is an intersection I had to go through to get to the location of the conference. Several of us thought it would be cool to be true tourists and take a picture of our location.

Just in case you didn't know I still plan to expand my writing skills to the big fabulous Las Angeles, California. Nope, I have not forgotten or changed my mind about moving or picked a better place (what's better) to move to in the future.

Motivate Me To Continue
The motivation doesn't necessarily come from myself. It's so many wonderful writers in these internet streets and I love going to their blogs. I love the motivational posts, the messy posts, the family oriented posts, and even the sad posts that reminds me of how reality sometimes sucks.

The Daily Tay Blogtober14


  1. I love all of your things about blogging that you never thought it would do! Keep writing :)

  2. it definitely gets me out of my comfort zone! which is a good thing :)

  3. Wow! I love your story! It is so great when you find something that you are passionate about that pushes you to break out of your comfort zone!

  4. Your story is very inspirational. Although I just started out blogging, I'm determined to just have my thoughts and opinions out there. Thanks for this cool post! It keeps me motivated. xx