Mama, I Made It!

Hey Vulnerabites,

A few weeks ago, a young lady stumbled on my blog and commented that she saw some catchy titles in my list of blogs and couldn’t wait to start reading. Naturally, I was thrilled that a complete stranger found my stories intriguing, we call that Market Validation — thanks for teaching me big important words Mrs. Ty! lol. True to her word, she read, liked and commented on a number of my posts.

Little did I know, that she would change the trajectory of my blogging career.

Quick Question Vulnerabites, what keeps you coming back to this blog?

I’d like to thank the Academy, My mama who always believed in me, and every single one of my precious Vulnerabites.

No, she didn’t sign me to my first book deal… but close…lol

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Her name is Paige. Blogger of The Pages of Paige, and she nominated me for my first ever Blog Award, the Liebster Award. Thank You Paige! *Sniffles*

Paige recently wrote a brutally honest piece on her relationship, I mean so honest, that I covered my own face after reading it! Do take a moment to show her some love! Read. Read. Read and Subscribe to Her Blog!

So what is the Liebster award?

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers, whose work they find interesting, to motivate them and promote them as well. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.


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My Favorite Blog

If I had to choose just one… It’d have to be Cristal Clear.


We haven’t met in person, and that’s ok, because I’ve gotten to know parts of her through the candidness in her blog. I love it! I’m just a sucker for honest, vulnerable conversation. I just am.

She shares so openly about:

1.) her recovery from alcoholism

2.) that time she was a side chick

3.) why the saints aint talking about sex

4.) being single over the holidays

… you get the point, she’s talking about things that matter.

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I’ll have to give this some thought and get back to you in another blog 🙂 — Or if you have questions for me, leave them in the comment section, that would help!

My 5 Nominees

1.) Jaylin!!! Her blog is Jaylin-ing, that’s so cute right! I love how she shares the ups and downs of her law school journey.

2.) Cee!!! Her blog is Hey, Is That Me. She posts the funniest IG memes about things her kids say! Like hilarious.

3.) Alicia!!! Her blog is The SunLoverLifestyle. She just gave birth to the MOST adorable baby girl. I love how open she was in sharing her preggers journey.

4.) Tara!!! To Those Who Have Ears. She hasn’t written in a while, and I miss her posts!

5.) Tahira!!! Managed By Miscellanea I hope this nomination encourages her to keep up her good story telling skills!

Please take the time to visit each of these lovely blogs and show these ladies some love!

Were you nominated? Congratulations!

Here are the rules to accept your award: Follow this Link

Alright Vulnerabites, thank you for hanging in there with me as I ‘accepted’ my first Blogging Award. This is just the  beginning! What a great way for me to close out 2017!

REMEMBER… Quick Question Vulnerabites, what keeps you coming back to this blog?

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Yaa Yaa says:

    Congratulations, Mac!
    I love your writing style, catchy titles, and honesty. You truly invite your readers into your world and keep your audience engaged until the end. Your personality always shines through in each of your posts! I can always relate.

    Congratulations on your well-deserved award!!

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    1. Your words are far too kind! So glad that my heart for honesty shines through… that’s always my hope when I hit publish. Big Hugs to you my New Vulnerabite! Welcome to the family 🙂

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  2. I think you are so honest and open and that’s inspirational! I want to see what you are up and sometimes you DO have catchy titles (like a reader said) so it makes me want to come and check it out! 🙂 x Thank you so much for helping me get back on here! X

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    1. Aaawwww Alicia! Tear! Tear! Tear! 😢 Welcome back honey! Looking forward to reading up about the early stages of motherhood ☺️❤️

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      1. Thank you so much! I’ve read through your post earlier! I’m looking forward to taking part! Xx 😘

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  3. Cay says:

    Proud friend! I remember us casting the vision for this blog. I’m glad the world is taking notice of the beauty and candidness of your heart.

    Congrats on your award!

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    1. Girl!!! You remember how I almost lost a friend trying to brainstorm for the name of this blog 😂😂😂 #Day1


  4. Thanks love !! I love your blog as well. I love REAL and you give us that to the T! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Congratulations Cristal! 🎉🎊❤️🎈👌🏾 Follow the link for directions on how to “accept” your award…. you pretty much write a blog in the same format as this one! ☺️

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  5. Joelle says:

    Congrats! You deserve it.

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    1. And you get the award for being the most faithful Vulnerabite ever!!! 🙌🏾🎉☺️❤️😎👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾


  6. Congratulations and your blog is certainly deserving of this award. Keep up the good work!

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    1. *Sniffles* … and more market validation!!! Thanks so much hon!

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  7. aseekerfinds says:

    I come back bc the catchy titles and first paragraphs pull me in and make me wonder, “Where is she going with this?” And I always walk away with some new nugget of knowledge, or insight, or topic to reflect on.

    Thank you for continuing to write. And for sharing those other blogs!

    Hugs and love.

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    1. Girl! Let me pinch those cheeks! You’re just too adorable! 😝 I’m glad to hear that my titles do be “interesting”—- and that first paragraph, it’ll make or break a piece! Lol

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  8. toinspireus says:

    Congrats Love! You must have missed the link I sent you back on Nov.28, 2017. I nominated you back then for this very award. You are awesome! Here is the link so you have been nominated twice. Happy New Year. Be Safe!

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    1. 😳🙈👀 Oh my!!! I totally did miss it!!! That is the second nomination I’ve missed! Sheesh! I’m embarrassed 😩 Thank You so much for the nomination! Technically THAT was my first nomination for this award! I guess the Third Nomination did the trick ☺️

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      1. toinspireus says:

        We still love you, no need to be embarrassed. I think Paige is awesome as well! You are so welcome. The next time I nominate you I will send the link to more than one post. Enjoy your New Year

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        1. Aawww thank you 🙈 Yes… I saw like 5 pingbacks from Paige, that led me to her post. I actually just messaged each of my nominees so they don’t miss their nominations, like I did. ☺️

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          1. toinspireus says:

            I think I commented on one of your blog post. Thanks for making me aware of this because Paige missed her nominated too. I going to let her know.

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