When I started my blog in 2015, I wanted an outlet to share my writing and to share my hair journey. And when I started YouTube I had somehow paid more attention to recording and editing than to writing because, I will admit, it was pretty exciting and it created a different platform to reach people.
But when I decided to put more time into the blog this year and to pay closer attention to the analytics on the site I came across something. Now, wordpress has a feature that allows for you to see the referrers to your site. And in looking at those referrers one day I noticed that a referral came from an online paper based in Trinidad.
So there I was, one eyebrow raised, wondering how is it a referral would have come from that site. So I clicked the link and only to find that it was an article. An article that I was seeing for the first time which was published in July of last year – yes July 2017. And the title of the Article was 10 Caribbean Natural Hair Bloggers you should Follow.
So I started reading the article and in scrolling down I saw myself. There I was, listed as one of the region’s natural hair bloggers to follow 😮😮
At that point I did not know whether to feel bad because I had not known about the article for so long, or whether I should have felt happy to have been on that list.
But the feeling of appreciation and humility came over me. Appreciation for the opportunity to be recognized as one of the hair bloggers within the Caribbean to follow. Appreciation for the many who have in one way or the other supported my journey as a writer and as a blogger. And I am humbled that I touched the writer of the article in order to be named among other well-known bloggers in the Region.
wow… I am still at a loss for words. And that does not happen to me often hahaha
So keep at it and keep striving. The work we do as bloggers may impact more people than we know and in ways we may never understand.
There are so many bloggers and YouTubers in the region I may want to start a series in an effort to promote each other and help each other grow that we may create a greater awareness of Caribbean content creators.
So I am Joanne Guiste. My online persona is MumNatural. I am from Dominica. And I am A Caribbean Girl who blogs. Thank you for your support and thank you so much for reading what I write.
Are there any other Caribbean bloggers you may know and want to highlight?? Let us know in the comments section below.
Until Next Time Lovies