Category: Everyday Kayla stuff


In order for writers to be writers or to be accepted into writing, they must have a blog these days. When I found that out about a year ago, I wasn’t that open to it because I was afraid I wouldn’t write about anything that anyone would want to read, or that I would run out of material but after you get past that as a writer, everything is gravy from there. Of course I want people to like and read my stuff, but I also know not EVERYONE will. I’ve come to realize that I will write about the stuff that’s important to me (hip hop, life, fashion, whatever it may be) and if you like it, you like it. If not, that’s fine too.

Needless to say, I’m really glad I started blogging before my senior year was up. And even waiting until then to make a blog was pushing it. I should have done it sooner, but shoulda, coulda, woulda won’t get me anywhere. On the upside of blogging, I’ve really enjoyed being able to write about hip hop because it has truly prepared me for the blogging that I’m now doing with One Click Ventures (oneclickventures.com).

Blogging has recently become very popular for lots of different people around the world and for lots of different subjects. I’ve been interning with One Click Ventures which is an E-Commerce business since May 24. They have 8 stores online and I’ve been blogging for 4 of them so far. On the right side of my website, you will see links to Affordable Scarves, Handbag Heaven, Reading Glasses Shopper, and Sunglass Warehouse which are the stores I blog for. The other stores that One Click has are Travel Products.com, ABC Neckties, Socks 4 Life, and Inexpensive Watches and I will have an opportunity to blog for them as well. I began my internship on May 24 and it has been a great experience so far! I’ve never enjoyed getting up for work…..who does? But at this company, that is not the case! The company acts more like a close-knit family rather than a workplace. The people are great and the writing is fun, so it’s basically a win-win situation for me.

Two of the blog posts I’ve created so far are “Kate Middleton Outdoes Michelle this Time”  http://www.handbagheaven.com/blog/  for Handbag Heaven and “Penelope Garcia’s Edgy Style on Criminal Minds”  http://www.readingglassesshopper.com/blog/ for Reading Glasses Shopper. What has been most fun about these posts is that I get to compare celebrity style to the styles that One Click’s stores have to offer and blog about that celebrity. It keeps me in tune with what’s going on in the world which makes me enjoy the writing even more.

I will have more links to all of the blog posts I create, so check them out when you have time!

I will soon be posting blogs about what I discovered in my research of hip hop, how I fit into the culture myself, and what I may end up doing with that….Leave comments, questions, or concerns that may help me develop this site or that may just help me in general. I’m trying to find time to juggle everything that’s going on right now which is a good thing. Boredom is no good for anyone! But stay tuned!

It’s been since April 10 since I’ve written last, I know. It’s time for me to take this new free time that I have, with no school, to post blogs more regularly. Generally on this blog I would be blogging about hip hop music, how I fit into the culture, or something along those lines, but I decided I’m also going to use this as an opportunity to keep everyone up-to-date on my tasks as a writer, business woman, and recent college grad. On May 7th, I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing and a Professional Writing minor which is a good reason why I haven’t posted anything in forever. Since this site was done for a portfolio website for Writing for the Web class, I took this as a chance to display my writing abilities post-graduation.

I’ve just recently taken on two internships. One intern position is with an entertainment company located in Indianapolis; the other is with a company that sells products online. With the entertainment company, I am learning the entertainment industry by dipping into the business side of things with tasks such as blogging on Indy Mojo, posting flyers and updating Facebook and Twitter accounts, helping with the creation of the new ABA team and league they are becoming a part of, and also helping them set up parties at various venues in Indianapolis. I attend staff and business meetings about parties, upcoming T.V. shows where the company will be represented in some way, and any other upcoming events.

With the other internship, I will blog for their products and help them with anything that needs to be edited or rewritten. I am super excited about all of the knowledge that I will gain from both of these internships. They will both help increase my writing skills, so hopefully soon you all will notice an improvement as well! I did major in English/Creative Writing, but writing is something that must be continually worked on because a writer can always be better. It’s important to have your own distinct voice even in writing. Developing that in writing doesn’t always happen overnight. It takes quite a bit of time for a writer to develop the person they want to be in writing.

It took me the whole four years of college, not just writing classes, but knowledge wise, to write the way I wanted to write. Even now, I know I can improve. Some many thoughts are always being formulated in my mind that I find it hard to write them all down the way I see them in my head. But now that I’m living in reality instead of college life, I’m better able to understand my thoughts more which helps when trying to write them down. These internships will definitely help my writing skills and I’m super excited about that! I’m ready to turn any and everything I can about both of the industries I’m interning with.