By: Sandy Nene

Tee

What inspired the name of your blog? What inspired the name of my blog is the motive I had and still have to inspire my readers. The word “Tee” comes from my full name Thembekile , people shorten it so I ended up combining it with the word “Motive” to embrace my motive to inspire.

How long have you been blogging for? I’ve been blogging for 2years now.

What difficulties did you come across when you first started blogging? This blogging thing started as an assignment in 2014 at school when I was doing my 2nd year. We were given a task to create a blog so by that time I didn’t know anything about blogging, the first challenge was to create it and secondly was how to get people to understand what I’m doing in order to click the link and read my posts.

What do you think new bloggers need to know about blogging that most people don’t? New  bloggers must know that you’re not actually blogging for yourself but you’re there to influence, teach and also blogging require a passionate person, don’t do it if you know that you won’t have time and the heart for it.

What would you say has been a highlight of your blogging career thus far? My highlight was when I received a positive feedback from my readers and hearing from them really keeps me closer to my pen and paper drafting those articles. The best thing again is when I share my links on Facebook some people share the link to others as well and it really makes me happy that my world of inspirations is spreading.

Who are your favourite bloggers? My favorite bloggers are Vicky Louise and Rosemawrites their style of writing is very simple and pure.

Which is the most read blog post on your blog and why do you think people like it? My most read blog post is this (thembz7.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/giving-back-its-his-calling/ ) this is where I featured on of the people I look up to Lawrence Khekhe who is the founder and director of Lawrence Khekhe Educational Foundation.  I think people liked it because I wrote about him in order to embrace his good deeds in the Vaal and out of Vaal communities and people were inspired so the post brought him closer to other people who look up to him and now they know more about Lawrence Khekhe. I also received a positive feedback for that post. It was not only the most viewed or shared but the most inspiring even Lawrence was happy with it.

What else do you do besides blogging? I am currently a reporter for a local newspaper in the Vaal called Bua Sedibeng News.

Where do you see your blog in the next two years? I see my blog reaching many people, having tons of followers and even known internationally. I just want to put a smile on people’s faces.

Do you look at your blog as a business, hobby or as a portfolio? Honestly, I see my blog as a hobby and portfolio but I believe that it will be a business soon. It will be transformed but still motivating.

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