April 30, 2019

WCW April 2019: Titi Sule

Better late than never!

This post should have gone up last week, but since we're still in April, I'm going to go ahead and put up the April WCW feature. As you know, my Woman Crush Wednesday series features women that I am inspired by.

I have known Titi for around a decade now. Funny enough, I know her through the same website where I met my March WCW, Sheila - Naija Ryders! And what's even more funny is I had lunch today with a group of Nigerians at work and ran into a guy I also know from Naija Ryders! We are plenty o.

Anyway, the reason why I am inspired by Titi is that she dabbles in a lot of different things, while holding down a job, and raising her two boys with her husband. Titi is an author, blogger, has a podcast, is on the board of a non-profit organization (Access2Success), amongst other things. What excites me the most is her children's book series, Zaki and Zoltan, who are Nigerian boys that travel and explore different countries and cultures. Titi recently launched the animated series that you can subscribe to on Youtube! She's one of the first people who asked me if I ever plan to write a book, and I'm still here just looking cos what can I possibly write about? I hope you enjoy this feature.

April 29, 2019

Writers Block is a Rhymes-With-Witch


I am having the worst case of writers block ever! Okay, not ever. But honestly, I'm stumped. I don't know what to write about - that's why I have not been posting. I think it's a mix of writers block and if I'm being honest, laziness or lack of discipline. The plan was to use my weekends to plan out content for the blog - usually about 2 weeks in advance. At the start of the year, I actually had my blog content planned out for the first two months! And now, here I am. Blabbing. Looking at a whole page of nothing. Since I have nothing to write right now, I'm going to post some self portraits I shot.


April 19, 2019

Berry Lovely Links

Happy Easter everyone!

I can't write much as I'm currently taking a little time to rest. But I hope you enjoy your long holiday weekend. And if you're in the US like me, sorry :( I don't get why we don't have at least Good Friday off.. Anyway, I have an interesting mix of links for you this weekend. I hope you enjoy them.

April 15, 2019

Berry Dakara Blog Survey 2019 Results

The results of my Blog Survey are finally here! I really wanted to get at least 30 responses, but only 29 answered so I'm just going to go with it and say thank you very much to the 29 of you that put in your time to give me much needed feedback! You're beyond awesome and I'm very grateful. The goal of the survey was to get your thoughts, opinions on the blog currently, what you'd like to see more of, and just for me to get a better idea of my audience.

April 12, 2019

Berry Lovely Links

Hi there!!!!!

How's your week been? I hope you had a great one. If you see this post today (as in Friday), check out the question I asked on my Instagram stories - about Meghan Markle aka Duchess of Sussex's aka Cousin Meg's decision to keep her birth plan private. What are your thoughts seeing as she's a public figure, but giving birth is a private thing?

I hope you enjoy the links for your weekend read :)

April 11, 2019

On Being A Drama Queen

"There she goes again. The Drama Queen is here."

"Gosh, what is it again? You too like drama!"

"You're so dramatic!"

Have you ever had any of those phrases or similar said about you? Do people call you a drama queen because they believe you tend to overreact to situations? Does the label 'Drama Queen' offend you or on the contrary, make you feel a little bit empowered?

April 8, 2019

10 Ways to Use Your Break Time Productively

Hi there,

THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY!!! Did I actually say that? I typically dread Mondays and can't wait for Fridays, but today I'm just choosing to be thankful for a new work week. Speaking of work, I thought it would be nice to share some ways to be productive during your down times - whether it's your break or lunch time. Some breaks are shorter than others - they can range from 15 minutes to 1 hour long. And you can use that time wisely - I definitely do. Check out some of the ways you can maximize your break time.

April 5, 2019

Berry Lovely Links

Thank God for another Friday and another weekend. I hope I have a very productive weekend - hosting one of my church's Bible Study groups, taking my car to get the emissions tested, editing some product photography and taking more photos of other products, cleaning the house, taking Cocoa out, etc. Eeeek!!! Does someone want to come to Atlanta for the weekend and be my unpaid personal assistant? You'll get lots of hugs and cuddles from Cocoa!

I hope you have a great weekend and get to read some of the articles I came across online.

April 3, 2019

When Life Gives You Lemons, Wear Your Iro and Buba

Everyone knows the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." That's all well and good, and I understand that the premise behind it is to make the best out of bad situations. A lot of times, it can be easy to wallow in the negatives of life, so it makes sense to try and shoot for optimism and positivity. Sometimes though, life gives you lemons back to back to back to back and I don't care how much you like lemonade, you can get tired of it.

April 1, 2019

The End

I was hoping that it would not come to this, but I've really reached the end of my rope. My blog traffic is not growing, I'm losing followers on social media, Little Miss Cocoa's sleep had regressed so much that I don't have time to do anything anymore, my job search has yielded nothing, my personal life is in shambles and I'm just tired. And so, it really pains me to announce that this will be my last post on this blog. I have decided that I am shutting down Berry Dakara Blog, my Youtube channel, and other pages pertaining to this blog. I have not decided if I will delete everything completely, or leave them up as a reminder of everything I accomplished with it. I do want to say thanks to every single person that has ever read a blog post, and even more thanks to those who have left at least one comment. I love you all and I pray that God blesses you and yours. Take care...