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Thursday, June 4

The internet is crazy
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The internet is crazy

The world is weird. The internet is crazy. Earlier this month, I joined Twitter as I thought it would be all fun and jokes. Whew chile, was I wrong. This morning I had to delete the app from my phones as the negativity and level of toxicity are beyond what I can manage.  Not to say that this app isn’t insightful but people are so full of opinions and everybody thinks they are right; there are people with opinions fighting others with opinions. Nobody has the right to do anything they want, as far as I can see, if you do, people hate. If you don’t people hate. Either case it’s not a win for any party.  Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. It was created with the hopes that people could share posts and interact with others ...
Murder not Police Brutality
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Murder not Police Brutality

Murder not police brutality! Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, the ENTIRE internet has been bombarded by the recent murder of George Floyd. In the video, you can hear Floyd saying weakly, “I can’t breathe”, “They gon’ kill me” while the police officer, Derek Chauvin rested his knee and the full force of his body weight on Floyd’s neck. I was purposely putting off writing this article because I didn’t want to watch the video; I didn’t want to see what was going on in this world. But in efforts to stand against the crime and violence against black people, it is vital that I put my feelings aside and muster up the courage to show my support for #blacklivesmatter. I am a BLACK woman; I am a Jamaican woman. I am a black woman in business carrying a lot of baggage with me. Growing ...
Business Affirmations
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Business Affirmations

About two years ago, a self-proprietorship by the name of D’orandae was formed and launched itself on social media platforms. This business was created by a black woman at the age of 20 years old because of her love for writing as a form of expressing herself. A friend of hers encouraged her numerous times to be braver in showcasing her talent and it turned out she was able to gain more than 2000 followers on Instagram, numerous articles in the Western Mirror, and the launch of its website. The brand now motivates women to showcase themselves despite what others may think and built a virtual community for women to discuss what or who is stopping them from achieving their goals. The motivation behind D’orandae came from seeing and starting to believe in affir...
What to do if Covid-19 took your job
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What to do if Covid-19 took your job

I’ve not been on this earth long enough to compare the severity of world events but based on the views of others; this truly is the worst the world’s economy has been in. Covid-19 has ruined lives by stealing joy, money, and lives; many personal and business lives have been severely impacted not just in Jamaica but across the globe.On the other hand, Covid 19 has showed us what should be important in our lives; realizing that the things that truly matter we have been taking for granted just for the sake of earning a buck to spend it on bills. The question that many are asking now is “What should I do now that Covid-19 took my job?” Thankfully, I have a few suggestions below: Enjoy the moments with your family - Many despise the Kardashian family for reasons that are unknown to me. Y...
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D’orandae | Building Wealth

Building Wealth What better topic to speak about since this is the pay week for most of us?Wealth is something we all want to have but yet no one is looking for ways to build it. It is not just about having money and saving money, oh no Courtanae it involves so much more than that.It sounds corny and not to mention expensive but today as a special treat for you, I want to share some information about this topic.Building wealth just like most things in life (ahem…...losing weight) is easier said than done. It is literally easy as 1,2,3.#1. Make that mula - Hey! Come on, you got to be earning something to before you can start saving or investing right? Even if you are making $7500JMD /$75USD per week, is it possible for you to save $1000JMD/ $10USD?#2. Save dat money - “It doesn’t matter ho...
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D’orandae | Your business is failing because…

Hey my beautiful reader,This week, we are NOT throwing shade but we will be speaking the truth on a matter we have either encountered or fear… FAILURE! Raise your hand if you know someone who has started a business and have stopped. This is nothing to be ashamed of even if you are that person.Have you ever wondered though, why your business is failing? Be honest with yourself now.We always try to blame the most obvious answers such as: (and correct me if I am wrong)There isn’t enough timeI don’t have enough money Someone is already doing thatNo one is buying my productAm I on the right track?What if I told you that I had a secret to tell you that would change everything. Are you for this? The reason your business is failing is because of no one or nothing except YOU!I’m going to be bruta...
Alien Invasion?
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Alien Invasion?

Relax; it’s not an alien invasion.  What’s your first thought when you look at the image?  Many see an alien hiding in a human’s body; others see an alien removing skin.  I see neither. I see what many of us are going through every day. We are living a life that is totally different from the one we envisage ourselves in.  We show one side of ourselves to the world, the persona we created and perfected just so we can fit in with everyone else, not knowing it is okay to be different, be an alien.  We eventually become a person that we don’t even recognize when we look in the mirror. We get mentally, physically, and emotionally distorted, confused, and uncomfortable. It’s sad because it is true; many people not only in Jamaica, but across the world are forced to hide in plain sight or chan...
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Relationship Cycle

Have you ever realized the cycle of a relationship? Wait, did you even realize that relationships are a cycle? It's funny isn’t it? You meet someone, you’re scared of opening yourself him to him/her; you finally tear down your walls and allow that person in. Your trust and confidence grow and even though you doubt yourself, you decide to go against your instinct and show full-blown love to your partner. You’ve been through the late night calls, the early morning messages; you’ve lost hours of sleep just to talk to the significant other. The willingness to drop any and everything you are doing to be by their side. The time spent telling jokes, laughing, eating, and meeting friends and family. It may not be obvious the first few times but things begin to change, we received si...
Maintaining Viewership
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Maintaining Viewership

In the previous article, Attracting Audience to your blog, we discussed ways in which we can attract viewers to our blog without spending a dime. We discussed quality over quantity, using hashtags, being social on social media, not overthinking, promoting yourself, and being what you hope to attract.  In this article, we will discuss how to maintain viewers. Admit it, promoting your blog is one long, stressful task, but let’s be real it is the easiest part. Maintaining audience engagement must be the hardest part in my opinion, it entails you keeping the audience on their toes, or keep their mouths watering which requires you to stay busy.  The google dictionary defines the word maintain as cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue which in essence means to keep someth...