Friday, 16 March 2018

Celebrating Two Years of EBONI + IVORY!







Well, I didn’t expect to be writing this post so soon. It does not feel like two years has passed since I started my lil blog (on Wix btw... lol!) But here I am, tapping away on my phone’s notes app and I can honestly say that I can’t quite believe how much positive energy blogging and YouTubing has brought into my life (- though I am still super new to YouTube! )

This month I found myself celebrating the big "2" in Cinque Terre, Italy, which was uh-mazing! I’m pretty sure the Weather God’s knew too, because the sun shone like mad as I looked out to the sea and took in what a journey I have been on! The images in this post were all shot by the wonderful Morgyn Cliff, overlooking the beautiful harbour of Manarola, Cinque Terre.


Blogging is certainly not an easy industry, and is one that comes with little reward in the early days. It is something to work hard at and reap benefits on a personal rather than social level. I always said I would stop as soon as I started to not enjoy it. I even forgot/didn’t bother to write up a 1 year blog-iversairy post incase I jinxed myself and decided to pack it all in weeks later. But I didn’t, and here I am, two years in (sorry I keep saying that, I am still trying to convince myself its true!) 

In the grand scheme of things and when comparing my blogging career to that of others (don’t do that) I am still occupying such a small, minute space and making micro-differences to people lives, but that is something I have come to terms with and am ok about - for now! 

For now, I like to see my blog (and YouTube channel) as a kind of diary that I update and can look back on in years to come. 

A sort of proof to the future world that yes, Eboni Dixon did exist! 

But I also have many hopes and ambitions for the future...

I am extremely lucky in that my blog has, over the past four or so months, turned into a small freelance job where I make a little bit of money here and there from sponsored posts. This has changed very little for me, except I can now justify all the equipment and things I have bought especially for my blog! I am very proud that though I am not your typical blonde-haired, slim, middle-class blogger with hundred of thousands of followers, I am defying the odds and monetising my blog! Very proud! 

But anyway, back to the future of EBONI + IVORY... 

I aptly have 2 huge goals for my next year - firstly, to grow my Instagram following significantly and organically and secondly, to increase and improve my YouTube content, to hopefully grow a larger audience of lovely people who like to watch my videos! I do think I need to create more of a “brand” and “genre” for myself in terms of YouTube, but for now, I will just film and upload what ever takes my fancy! I would also love to continue to grow and work with brands I love. To continue to take sponsored work and perhaps one day have this as a career! (In addition to my acting of course!)
I also love to travel (as you may have guessed) and I'm super excited to expand and improve my travel section. Whether that is working with tourism boards and hotels, or simply updating you guys on my trips. I have an epic month adventure planned in the USA coming up so can't wait to share lot's of new content!

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I want to take this final moment to thank you. If you are reading this it means that I (hopefully) haven't bored you and that maybe you are a regular reader? If you are, thank you very much. I hope you will continue to stick with me on the journey to three years, whether you are a regular reader or just joined, let's smash this year!

Eb x

(images by Morgyn Cliff)

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