Have you hesitated to start a natural hair blog because of concerns about the amount of competition you’d face? Have you been deterred because it feels like everyone is doing it or perhaps you’re concerned that it is too much work?
I strongly encourage all naturals to blog about their natural hair journey and here is #1 of my 5 Reasons Why You Should Blog Your Natural Hair Journey.
#1) There are young girls, young adults, adults, mother’s and dads out there that need to hear your story.
Growing up as a dark skinned black girl in Washington state, I struggled with self esteem issues early in my life, in large part due to a hair complex I had.
At my elementary school, I was one of only three black kids amidst a student population of over 400 students. In the beginning, when I first started at my elementary school kids would make fun of my hair. Looking back, I’d say first grade was my roughest year in elementary school, but thankfully as my classmates and other students in the school got used to me, the hair jokes stopped and hair questions replaced the jokes.
- “Why is your hair so puffy?”
- “Why can’t you wear it without braids?”
- “How come your hair gets so long so fast?”- when I started wearing extensions
- “Wow, I’ve never seen your hair so straight. It looks so nice.” – when I started wearing presses
As you might be able to imagine, with me being just 6 years old I found all the questions and focus on my hair to be very frustrating. I would ask my Mom “What’s wrong with my hair?” I often would pray for longer hair. I’d watch Rudy Huxtable and ask my Mom “How do I get my hair long like that?”
I was truly bent about my hair at a young age.
What does this all have to do with blogging about natural hair? Well, my point in sharing my personal story is to demonstrate that there is a need for natural hair educators, bloggers, and vloggers.
There are young girls now who are encountering what I faced as a child who need natural hair blogs for support. There are also single father’s out there that need help talking to their daughters about hair. There are mother’s of mixed race children who don’t know how to handle curly hair that would benefit from natural hair blogs. Bottom line, there is a growing audience that needs what natural hair blogs have to offer.
Consider this, the world population is 6,973,738,433 people. Two billion of the world’s population is African-American people and the two billion doesn’t even account for mixed race individuals. Therefore, if we assume that African-Americans are the target audience for natural hair blogs then that means there are approximately two billion people that need the information you have to offer. And guess what? Those two billion people are not all going to go to the same place for information. So that thought you had about competition? About too many people doing natural hair blogs…banish it. It’s simply not true. The fact is there is a growing need for natural hair information.
Stay tuned for Reason #2 – Why You Should Blog Your Natural Hair Journey.
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Peace, Love, and God’s Grace,
4c Hair Chick