When I first started this blog almost 5 years ago, my intention was never to be a content queen or have so many supporters at all. My main goal was to document my hair journey for myself and #TheKid. It was a way of keeping myself sane because a few years ago, wearing your bossiekop out was a mockery. I blogged to reassure myself that I was doing the right thing for my daughter and myself. I never imagined that anyone would actually read my words!
I can’t remember who sent me that first email to let me know that I was an inspiration to them, I do however know that it made me feel an immense sense of gratitude mixed with fear! Fear because the realization that my words were actually being read and followed and supported… I mean, I am by no means an expert in hair and I always state that the natural hair movement is extremely new and personal and there are no real experts out there. We are all learning as we go along, some of us just have a little bit more years doing this than others.
At the time that I started I had friends and family tell me that this little blog of mine wasn’t going anywhere because people have been curly for decades. All good and well but we know that returning to natural is not the same thing as wearing your curly hair out. It’s so not the same whatsapp group, but that is another post for another time.
Today I want to talk about where I am right now and get your opinion on how I should go forward.
After loads of hard work, Cape Town Curly has grown organically which I am ever so grateful for. Blogging and creating content is not easy. It takes a lot out of you mentally, physically and emotionally. As much as you may think that my life is an open book, I am but human and there is a massive chunk that I keep to myself.
Okay let me stop the rambling and get to the point. I want to take Cape Town Curly to the next level this year. I’ve dabbled around on youtube, talk about feeling exposed and uneasy. I have great respect for all my fellow bloggers who’ve made the move to vlogging. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel, check out the link here Be prepared for some awkward videos but hey, practice makes perfect, right?! I haven’t vlogged in awhile but I am keen to give it another go.
If there is a product you want me to review, let me know in the comment section below. It doesn’t only have to be hair related. Cape Town Curly is a lifestyle blog with a focus on natural hair. I blog about what interests and excites me, that includes events in and around Cape Town (or South Africa or the world – a girl can dream. I am speaking it into existence), products I love, fashion ( I love a good bargain), etc. If you are interested in starting up a blog of your own and need help, let me know in the comment section below.
I am really excited to get some input from you. Thank you so much for your support!
Oh! I forgot to mention, since my birthday is in less than a month, I will be giving away a few of my favourite things to one of you, so please make sure to follow me on Instagram, comment below and subscribe on YouTube. NB: This prize will include hair, beauty & sweet treats!