The New Jokotade.com
1. Every Big Thing Starts Small
In 2013, I launched Jokotade.com as a style blog and set out to inspire women to rethink style, become authentic and live beautifully. Back then, there were hardly any bloggers who featured classic, polished and tastefully styled African clothes. So you know what I did? I raised my hand and rose to the task. My selections and features quickly became a hit on social media. It literally caused a renaissance and the Jokotade platform took off! What followed was life changing.
2. Every Thing Has a Purpose
As I continued posting more photos, I noticed my audience wanted more. The women who followed me reached out to ask me more questions about other areas of life:
They asked about personal development;
They asked how I started my business;
They asked how I balanced my passions with my marriage;
They asked about raising a family;
They asked so many questions I could relate to.
A year later in 2014, I felt inspired to start a podcast. I titled it The Jokotade Show. I had no idea what it would evolve into. The Jokotade Show became an avenue for me to cover a diverse set of topics to meet the many different needs of my audience. I also developed an APP called Jokotade. The APP organizes all of the resources I offer and helps my audience access their favorite shows on their mobile devices at any time.
3. Every Gift Should Be Unwrapped
Towards the end of 2017, I felt uneasy and sensed it was time for me to look in a different direction and make a fresh start - in other words, it was time for me to repurpose everything I learned over the years and apply everything I wrote about in my book - Fresh Start. After much prayer and a dream, I took a big step of faith to pick up my art gift again - a talent I had set aside to satisfy the demands of cultural pressure.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve many globally using my voice and my words. Now, I am fully embracing one more way to inspire using my hands. Let’s just say it’s a new season for me.
Today is August 7th, and the new Jokotade.com is here. I haven’t slept much in the last few weeks and months working on this new ultra modern, ultra minimal look for my brand but it has been worth it. For the first time in my life journey, I feel like I am doing more of what I am purposed to do. There is still a lot more to come but I'm starting small and taking it one day at a time.
I want to know what you think. Please take a look around and leave me a comment. It would mean so much to me. Thank you!