On Mid week inspiration i would like to share with you my interview with Blossom Nnodim. She is a blogger, a compere, and a full time career person. She will be the first non business person i will be featuring on mid week inspiration. The whole essence is to let other women out there who have a career and are also interested in owning their own website or blog know that it is possible to do both. But then you have to plan your time properly to be able to do both.
1. So, who is Blossom Nnodim?
I am the personality behind the brand blcompère which grew out of a passion to anchor events to a superb finish. Consequently, the brand grew to encompass my favorite summary of myself as shown below:
…my name is Blossom of the blcompère brand. I am a soon to be published Author, a certified Blogger and an amazing Compère and most recently, a lousy Designer… as simple as A. B. C. D…
2. How did you get into blogging and the PR field?
It started as a fun lifestyle that was strongly influenced by two Nigerian brands name Bella Naija and Ofili Speaks. I took it more serious after attending a boot camp in Lagos organized by the founder of Ofili Speaks, Okechukwu Ofili in October, 2011. I consequently obtained a proper domain in February, 2012 at www.blcompere.com and had to delete the old one www.blcompere.blogspot.com as I wanted to rebrand afresh.
3. Was it always your passion?
Not at all. It was a way of having fun and sharing my boring ideas and non-amusing jokes with the world.
On rebranding, the blog focus can be summarized as “Triple M” which is explained thus:
• Ministry: This explores my belief in God and the plethora of issues that can be garnered in the walk to perfection.
• Marriage: This effectively explores the home front inclusive of relationship based issues in the home. It can mildly talk about cooking recipes and spontaneously move to more extreme issues like sex, family finance, managing 3rd parties etc.
• Market Square: This is a broad area that encompasses the career person, the business oriented individual, work place issues etc.
4. Who have you worked with?
I have worked with the following brands:
1. All About Kids; a registered educational (support service) organization based in Abuja.
2. Pamela Evbota, the author of “How to raise kids without losing it”
3. Propland Associates; a firm of Estate Surveyors incorporated in 2003 to practice the profession of Real Estate Management services in the country.
4. Red Chilli Chinese Takeaway & Delivery, Abuja.
5. Ruff ‘n’ Tumble; a company that designs, produces and retails a line of children’s clothing from 12months – 16years for both boys and girls.
6. Pro Training Centre Ltd, Lagos.
5. How do you keep yourself ahead in the game?
I read widely and I also ensure that my social capital is always updated and enhanced.
6. What do you feel is your signature, what makes you stand out from the crowd?
My social capital. It is what I can modestly say to be amazing at the moment.
Here is a summary as at 31st May, 2012.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blcompere (6,710 plus followers)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blcompere (4,380 “likes” on the page)
BBM: 2776B6E0 (1,155 Contacts)
Website: www.blcompere.com (3,810 plus Unique visitors from 54 different countries, since the launch date of February 24th, 2012)
These are the ones I implore more although there are other social media platforms I have subscribed to.
7. What has been the best part of your career so far?
The joy I feel doing what I actually love to do and being paid for it as well.
8. What has been your proudest moment so far?
The mail I got from my client Red Chilli Chinese Takeaway & Delivery, Abuja, informing me that their sales have taken an upward surge in just 6 weeks of doing business with my brand.
9. What advice would you give to anyone trying to break into your field?
Develop your social capital first and then announce yourself. This makes it very easy for you to have bragging rights in the business.
To Your Success