Wednesday , 27 August 2014

Trying To Leave My Mark With Some Ink

It started as off-hand comments in conversation. How I could turn an idea into a full fledged to do list and business plan. After I started my blog I added social media to my list of things I’m proficient at (and enjoy).  I’d always written but the blog made me “official”.  So, it was only a matter of time before things took shape.

And this is the reason I’m glad I was let go last September. Because that was probably the biggest blessing I’d received though things haven’t exactly been easy. It propelled me forward to create a vision after I had a chance to breathe, grieve and rejoice.  Out of these months of introspection, chatter with a lot of you, constant prayer with the Almighty and quality time with the frog princess, I have taken the plunge.

It hasn’t been easy and it has been a long time in coming but, it is right on time.  In a few short days I will be launching Mami Ink Media.  My second baby.  I will be offering some of these services that you may

already know about.  But, I will be expanding on some of the services as well.

I wanted to tell you about the name. Originally, it was set to be Mami Inc Media.  After setting up my FB page in advance of sending in my documents to register as a limited liability company (note: never do that!) it turns out I couldn’t have the letters INC in the name of a company that’s not a corporation. Sure, it makes perfect sense after I said that but before then, it had not even crossed my mind.

I rushed to get the name changed knowing that Lynne had already worked on the logo and would surely kill me.  She didn’t. As a matter of fact, she got to work on it as soon as I let her know the issue.  Fast forward to maybe 10 days later. I am having lunch with my girl Regina and we are on Pinterest on my mamiPad (don’t judge).  She sees the original logo and compliments me on it. And there I go on a

rant about the name and how it had to be changed.  Without batting an eye this woman says “oh man, too bad you didn’t just change the C to a K! It would make sense to have it say Ink since you write and it would tie in to your services”. Again: why did I not think of this?!?

I want this to serve as a reminder that sometimes we are too close to see the obvious (what is it that they say about forests and trees?).  So off I went to buy my THIRD domain name and write to the powers that be explaining that I wanted a name change (and throwing in a check to prove I was serious).

 

I have Regina to thank for the name. I kicked myself a million times because if you’ve been following me for any extended period of time, that phrase “Mami Ink” may seem familiar since I wrote a post with the same name (several, actually) when I got my tattoo done at the beginning of the year.  See, how things work sometimes?

I have no idea where this will take me.  No clue as to how things will work out. But I know that I have to try. Make a concerted effort to live out my own dreams while helping others achieve theirs.

There will be all kinds of announcements, tweets, posts, etc when I launch this week but I just wanted to share the story of how this came to be.  Because whether you realize it or not, you played a big part in getting me to this road that I am on.  And I wanted to say thank you.

Here’s a link to the site which you can’t see yet.  And, go and like the FB page if you have a moment.  Oh and don’t forget Twitter.

And if you need me to help you make your mark in the world, now you’ll know where to find me.

 

About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.

10 comments

  1. Can I just say that I LOVE the new name…very catchy.
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  2. OMG! This is great to know! Thanks for sharing.!! I love the name by the way!
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  3. How wonderful! Best of luck on your endeavor!
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  4. Congratulations!! if you need any help let me know.
    regards
    Lilian Hurn
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  5. {Melinda} Congratulations! I’m so excited when I see people pursue their dreams! I am working on making a long-held dream a reality — writing a book. I’ve been working with my blogging partner and best friend on it for more than a year and we are pitching it at a large writing conference in July. Like you said, only God can control the outcome, but we have to try. He puts those dreams in our hearts for a reason.

    Going now to follow you on Twitter and FB, Dreamchaser! :)
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  6. Just wanted to drop by and say “CONGRATS!”. You’ll do great and I’m excited to see what this venture holds for you. And the name? Absolute perfection!
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