|Manny, of The Better MANual, and I had a great talk. Thanks, City Winery Nashville for the tasty brunch!|
Blogging, in general, is hard work. Blogging as a person of color, can be even harder. We are in the final days of Black History Month, I thought I’d talk about being a black blogger. Blogging requires you know ALOT about your niche as well as network with people in your niche. As a fashion & style blogger, I enjoy attending fashion shows and fashion presentations, but oftentimes, I’m the only black person in the room.
That’s why I was excited when I met Manny! Manny is not only a black blogger, he’s a style blogger, and we both live in Nashville. Manny and I crossed paths as he was a new blogger. Manny reached out to me via Instagram to talk about the challenges of blogging in the city of Nashville. We became fast friends and continue to consult each other on blog stuff.
Being a black blogger in a southern city has it’s difficulties. Mind you, I’ve been in the game for a long time so, it’s not hard for me to navigate the scene. But, even I get a bit frustrated. Mostly, I see how black bloggers tend to be looked over when it comes to campaigns, sponsors, and events. It seems like PR companies and event coordinators feel if they have one blogger of color in the mix, that’s more than enough. Just saying, it can be a bit tiring, and alot lonely.
|Smoked Salmon, Croissant, and a Green Salad – YES!|
As we continued our discussion on blogging, we were treated to an amazing brunch at City Winery Nashville. Shout out to the City Winery team. They’ve been one of my favorite collaborations this year. The team at City Winery always makes sure to have diverse shows at their venue. From RZA to The Vagina Monologues, City Winery is great at bringing you something new & different.
Let’s talk about brunch, City Winery has one of the most CHILL brunches in Nashville. They offer their AMAZING wine selection, mimosas, homemade breakfast breads, and delicious savory presentations. I recommend a brunch meeting at City Winery anytime.
|Dress from Limonda Couture – use the code MEL20 for 15% off!|
Photography by Patrick Webster