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Now Let Me Ink That Page: People Don’t Understand Blogging

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Hey Pennies & Pens, Lately, the question “where do I go from here?” has been on my mind all day everyday. Some of you may remember that I recently launched a crowdfunding campaign called Give LoudPen Ink. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet my goal in time and the campaign failed. Since then, I’ve been brainstorming what my […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: I Let My Pen Go

Dear Pennies & Pens, So today, I’m just going to let my Pen go. Is that alright with you?! Okay so here goes, I struggle everyday just to get out of bed and endure the BS that life will inevitably throw my way. For years I have struggled to keep this blog going, to start […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: My New Life as an ACN IBO

Kobi Morton and Me (Pen) at ACN event in Houston, TX

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, I am always looking for ways to grow my brand. Recently, I came across an amazing opportunity called ACN. I am working with ACN as an Independent Business Owner (IBO). Since I began working with ACN, I have met and been working with so many people such […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Missing NYC and NYFW, Unsure about Houston, and Feeling Better

Hey Pennies & Pens, What’s cracking?! So the past few months have been an emotional roller coaster for me. I just moved to a new city and uprooted my entire life. Naturally that has me feeling some type of way. I mean, I left New York City. Let me repeat, I willingly left New York […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…Needing Inspiration & Motivation

Me (LoudPen) in a fab selfie

Dear Pennies & Pens, Today is Monday. Of all the days in the week this one makes me the angriest consistently. I don’t think I’ve ever been happy that it’s Monday unless I had the day off from work. The usual suspects had my Monday all out of whack, a less than ideal bank account […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: Why I Don’t Censor Myself on Social Media

Hey Pennies & Pens! What is going on? Lately, I’ve been coming across posts where other bloggers, PR reps, etc discuss what one should and should not post on social media. The main advice that is constantly given is to “clean up one’s social media profiles” as prospective or current employers or clients could be […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page: New Year, New Beginnings, New Home

Dear Pennies & Pens, So it’s 2014! Like Jay Z said, Momma, I made it. Personally, I am thoroughly relieved that it’s the new year. For the past few years, I’ve been dealing with my own struggles, trials, and tribulations. And I’ll admit that I’ve pretty much been wallowing in it. But this year, I […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…Pen, Where You Been?! — In Houston, TX!

Dear Pennies & Pens, WOW. It’s been a long time since I said or wrote that. I’m sorry, I’ve been gone for so long. My life is still in the midst of a crazy transition. I can’t reveal all yet but I will in due time. The biggest thing is that I no longer live […]

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Now Let Me Ink that Page: Thoughts and Inspiration from America’s Next Top Model Conference Call with Kelly Cutrone

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a conference call with Fashion Publicist and Owner the world renowned PR firm, People’s Revolution, Kelly Cutrone to discuss America’s Next Top Model. Kelly Cutrone is who I want to be when I grow up. That’s probably been said a million times […]

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Now Let Me Ink That Page…de la Pen…All Pen Everything Welcomes Contributing Writer @BranTheDon

Dear Pennies & Pens, As discussed in my last post: Now Let Me Ink That Page…de la Pen…All Pen Everything from Blog to Business I’m currently transitioning de la Pen…All Pen Everything into a business (aka profitable online magazine). Having said that, I’m so excited to be welcoming an amazing contributing writer @BranTheDon_! BranTheDon describes himself as […]

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Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the […]

Pen.Style: Afropunk Chic

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Afropunk Chick (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya gurl LoudPen here with the last and final Pen.Style post of 2014! I can’t believe 2014 […]

Pen.Style: Coolin

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Coolin (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by: LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with the latest addition of Pen.Style. When I was going through the […]

Pen.Style: A Pop of Color Part Deuce

LoudPen in Pen.Style: A Pop of Color Part Deuce (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller; Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with more Pen.Style! For those that don’t know, Pen.Style features original […]

LOUDRead…Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Gil Scott-Heron (Image provided by St. Martins Press)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’m introducing a new section of de la Pen…All Pen […]