Today we’d like to introduce you to Ebony Rogers.
Hi Ebony, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
As a woman that was building up her spiritual life, newly married in a pandemic, and figuring out life, I had a lot of things I wanted to share. I needed an outlet so I decided to put my thoughts and experiences in the form of a blog in June 2020. That is when I welcomed everyone to Ebony Deshae. I didn’t have a plan or anything. I worked on my site for 2 days then popped up on Instagram, like SUPRISE Y’ALL! Honestly, the best decision I ever made because if I would’ve sat on my vision then I wouldn’t be here now.
Since launching my blog, I have received brand campaigns, launched a prayer journal along with Ratchet & Righteous drinkware, and I am now working on more products to bring to my community. I hope women see me and know that just like me, they can do it.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Definitely not. When I started we were in the middle of a pandemic, meaning we were working from home. I had a lot more time on my hands to create, write, and come up with an overall plan. I feel like I was so consistent. Then when we went back to work, life got hectic and I started struggling with my creative juices. I also had a hard time finding balance in what I posted. I didn’t want to be too churchy, because I am far away from perfect but I wanted to share what was placed on my heart. Now that I am a mom, I don’t want to be too “mom-y” but at the end of the day, that is my life. All these things sum up my reality.
Being a blogger, influencer, content creator, and entrepreneur is HARD WORK. I am trying not to get stuck into comparing myself to others and I want to focus on tapping into the woman who started that blog with no fear in June 2020.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I was a teacher for 7 years. I still cannot believe that I am no longer a teacher. After having my daughter, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom and full-time creator. I am currently working on expanding my brand to Youtube and hopefully a small business soon.
My audience knows me for my authenticity on my platforms. I am not going to sugarcoat my life experiences, especially after transitioning to being a mommy. At first, I thought I was being too raw about my experience until I connected with other first-time moms who would reach out and thank me because they were going through the exact same things. I am legitimately in this space to show women they are not alone. You won’t get a picture-perfect woman on any of my platforms but you will get a real one.
I am most proud of myself for still being in this space and bringing in money for my hard work. I honestly never expected to monetize from this passion project, so it has been amazing to receive the blessings from following and listening to God.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I am actually seeking a mentor. This is a gap in my life that I think is missing. I don’t know what I don’t know so having a mentor to help me navigate this new normal will take me to the next level.
What is working for me now is God, my amazing husband, and friends that allow me to ask questions or connect me with someone who can answer my questions. If you are on social media, do not be afraid to make social media friends. The ladies I have connected with are heaven-sent. I guess as I am answering this question I realize I have a community of unofficial mentors.
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- Website: www.ebonydeshae.com
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