Last month, I was contacted by a reporter from Delaware Today Magazine and then two weeks later another reporter from Technical.ly Delaware sent an email with the same request. Each of them wanted to interview me, The Delaware Blogger to be included as a feature in their individual publications.
It’s not that I haven’t been in the news before but in these two instances, it was not only an honor to be asked but it was also a blessing. If you have been following me these past 5 years, then you know that I work very hard trying to be the best blogger, vlogger and Podcast host that I can be. Educating and training others to do the same and enjoying every minute of it.
However, I feel that blogging as an Encore Entrepreneur is much harder because the field is crowded with Gen Y and Millennials bloggers who receive more opportunities and recognition than most boomer and seniors bloggers do.
So anytime that I am honored or recognized I don’t take it for granted and it makes me feel that I have made the right decision and it forces me to want to be even better.
I would personally like to thank Holly Quinn, for writing the following article and I hope that you will head over to their website to read it in its entirety, oh and don’t forget please leave a comment.
And to all my faithful followers old and new I want to say, “THANK YOU” for your support and I want to give you a big virtual hug – so stand together closely so that you can all feel the love!!!
Jun. 29, 2017 12:32 pm
She’s not called the Delaware Blogger for nothing
Antionette Blake loves a good deal — and even more than that, she loves sharing deals, recipes, and advice on her blog, DelBlogger.com.
A self-described “Boomer who blogs with a Millennial mind,” Blake, who moved to Delaware in the ‘70s, grew up learning how to thrift and find deals at her grandmother’s side. Blogging is just one of the things she does that helps carry on that legacy.
We asked her some questions, and it’s clear to see why Blake may be the hardest working blogger/vlogger/podcaster/brand ambassador/TV host/educator/IBM-contractor in Delaware.
How long have you been blogging, and how did you get into it?
I’ve been blogging since 2012. It started as a way to fill a void after the death of my grandmother. My grandmother had raised my sister and myself and we grew up in the housing projects in New Rochelle, N.Y., and then in 1976, we moved to Dover with my uncle, her son, who was stationed at the Air Force base. In 1992, after the death of he and my sister, Gloria who were both killed in a car accident, I moved her in with us, with my husband and two sons, to Middletown. She and I loved shopping and finding deals as she actually was the one who started me on the road of thrifting in the early ’60s.
After she died at the age of 98, I continued to shop to find deals and savings, but with a house filled with testosterone, they didn’t care about how much I saved while shopping, they just wanted to be fed!
So I started posting my deals online, which was just Facebook at first. If you remember, Facebook at the time was literally just a few family members and friends, and I wasn’t “feeling the love” from anyone so I started watching YouTube videos and my world opened up when I started following other “thriftinistas” who also blogged about their shopping hauls.