Original Diva

Meet the Original Diva from Diva in Demand, a blog escapades that has followed her “across 4 states, 3 jobs, a business venture, and a new husband”. Learn more about what motivates and inspires this SITS girl Diva!I love that you call yourself a Diva in Demand…what exactly defines a Diva?
Definitely confidence and being comfortable enough in life to go after what you feel you deserve. My Diva idol is Diana Ross followed by Diahann Carroll and when I look at them I see confidence, fearlessness, and determination. A Diva makes no apologies for living life how she wants to and not doing what makes other people comfortable or happy. At the end of the day, a Diva is defined by her guts and glamour.

How long have you been blogging and what advice would you give to a new blogger starting out today?
I’ve been blogging since 2003. One of my sorority sisters had a blog and at the time I was big into following the crowd so I started one too. Since that time I’ve had 3 (or maybe 4) incantations but this one is my favorite. This is the most authentic version of myself. I would tell any new blogger to write for yourself! Don’t try to appease an audience in a blog because you’ll lose your authenticity and your true voice. Write what you want to put out in the universe and let others come to hear your voice.

What are your favorite topics to blog about?
Everything under the sun that affects my life. Most of my political and current event posts have an ethnic spin to them because I like to inform other black women about issues that impact their life. I write about things that I am passionate about and that includes food (my down home recipes and burgeoning cupcake business), the balancing act of marriage (and separation), my dreams and desires, and every so often I’ve been known to throw some risqué topics in. In the last year I’ve gotten more comfortable with writing about my depression issues as well. Writing has really helped my growth and development in life and kept me from going over the edge.

Why do you blog?
To stay sane. I blog to inform people about my opinion on certain issues. I blog to share my recipes and update my support system on my goals. My readers and the people who comment have become a SERIOUS support system for me. They tell me that I really CAN do what I put my mind to. I write to free my mind. There are times when I become overwhelmed by life and literally have one toe over the edge. Writing is what brings me back to normalcy (or my idea of it anyway).

You say you have blogged across four states and through the transition of three jobs, if you have to choose a new state to move to with your blog, which state would you choose?
Wow….do I have to stay in this country? I would LOVE to relocate to Belize and live amongst the tropics and the fresh water and the ability to eat all the seafood that I could catch myself….well not really catch MYSELF but maybe someone else could catch it and I could eat it. If I have to stay here I have discovered that I thrive in regions with all 4 seasons and water. Maybe Washington state or New Orleans….then again I really liked Oregon and Chicago so I could always go back.

Other popular posts from Diva in Demand:
Keyring:I was homeless and unemployed until 3 months ago.  We lived in hotel rooms changing every few months and using priceline.  Last week I moved into a townhouse and bought a car and this is the first time in 2 years that I know where I’m going to lay my head every night and I have a home.
The Best of My LifeThis post is special for 2 reasons.  I wrote it a week before my 34th birthday and my purpose was to write a good bye post.  I was planning to commit suicide and this is what I wanted to leave behind.  When I woke up on my birthday and read it again and read the comments…..I changed my entire outlook on life. 

A Craft Blog and Memory Maker: The Handy Hooker
Beth: A Work In Progress-Becoming a Masterpiece

About Kat

Member of the SITS Leadership Team. Hilariously funny. And tall. YouTube's next big superstar.

Where you can find Mama Kat:
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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to read!

  2. Sounds like a great blog! Going to look now…

  3. Wow, I can’t wait to read her posts!

  4. Wow, what an amazing and difficult few years you’ve had! Congrats on the car and townhouse!

  5. Wow, such heavy and inspiring posts. Thank you for putting yourself out there and allowing us on your journey!

  6. happy SITS day!! I can’t wait to visit you!

  7. Sounds like a very moving blog about an individual who has overcome hurdles! I love all the determination and self esteem that comes out in her writing.

  8. Wonderful interview! I can’t wait to read the blog!

  9. She sounds so down-to-earth and authentic. I look forward to visiting her blog.

  10. She sounds great…off to check her out

  11. Wow, so glad it looks like things are looking up in her life.

  12. I love this: “Write what you want to put out in the universe and let others come to hear your voice.” I’m going to write that one down and stick it on my wall.

  13. Her blog sounds very cool.

  14. So insprational!!! Thanks for sharing, I will def be a frequent reader!!

  15. Love that she blogs to stay sane! Can’t wait to check her out!

  16. Heading on over to check her out!!!

  17. Heading on over to check her out!!!

  18. I too blog to stay sane! I am excited to read your blog! Congrats on getting featured, that’s awesome!

  19. Amazing woman! Intriguing views too :)

    http://ajdaringtobedifferent.blogspot.com/

  20. What an adorable blog! Seriously love it!

  21. I’ve been blogging since 2003 too!

  22. How inspiring! I’m super excited to go check out her blog. I love all the fascinating individuals I’ve found through SITS!

    “I would LOVE to relocate to Belize and live amongst the tropics and the fresh water and the ability to eat all the seafood that I could catch myself.” That sounds amazing and I hope it happens for you!

  23. Love it….I got a surge of energy and inspiration from reading this post!
    Now off to visit the blog:)
    Madison
    My Meddling Mind

  24. Love your blog!! I think the best part is your honest voice and the fact that you make no apologies for who you are! Keep it up!

  25. Well, its monday and busy, busy, busy!!!!

    have a great one!

    http://tailsofanapronista.blogspot.com/2011/06/monday-and-were-better-today.html

  26. Definitely caught my attention with her two suggested posts. Happy SITS day indeed!

  27. Congrats on your SITS day.

    :)

  28. I am glad I am not the only one to go through starting 3 or 4 blogs before finding THE ONE that suits me best. I am also a foodie though after losing 35+ and counting I have learned to cook and bake healthier versions of my favorites. Thanks for sharing this blogger with us.

  29. Such an interesting blog!

  30. Wow, powerful blog today! Can’t wait until I get a chance to actually READ it… today needs to SLOW DOWN ;-)

  31. Happy Monday! Can’t wait to check out this diva!

  32. What an interesting chick!!

  33. Super intriguing! Such an interesting life. Can’t wait to check out your blog!

  34. Hey, I know that Diva. Will be by to pay her a visit.

    I am mid move at my place and keep my sanity (so far).

  35. Fabulous blog!

  36. Blogging is definitely cheaper than therapy. And more efficient, too! :)

  37. Why do you blog? To stay sane!

    Don’t we all?! Love this!

  38. How awesome that we are both “bookies!” Looking forward to looking more around her site. :)

  39. That is one ON THE GO GAL! Happy Day everyone!

  40. Awww. I am so glad bloggers got you to reconsider and you are still with us!

  41. Enjoyed this one!!

  42. “This is the most authentic version of myself.” I love it. Wonderful blog!

  43. Can’t wait to read this one!

  44. HAppy Monday!!!

  45. What an awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your story!

  46. Heading my way to check on the blog!

  47. Congrats on your blog and marriage! Hope you get to move to the tropics…I’ve been waiting to do that for years.

  48. Diva indeed. I love it. Can’t wait to go and read.

  49. Can’t wait to check out this blog!

    Happy Monday peeps!

  50. Oh, a long time blogger! Can’t wait to read it :)

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