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I started this blog, Love, Nia Simone, a month after I graduated college in 2017. I had been blogging on and off since high school, but this was my first venture out into blogging on my own self-hosted website. To celebrate my three-year blogging anniversary, I did a lil’ writer’s tag to help y’all learn …
2020 is the year of the podcast — for me anyway. Whether I’m getting some freelance work done, cleaning around the house, or going on a daily nature walk, I am usually listening to a podcast to occupy my mind. I couldn’t recommend the five podcasts below enough — check them out!   Pop Culture …
Cue Meek Mill’s inspirational rap-anthem Dreams and Nightmares, I finished the first draft of Project BAN! The manuscript ended off at just over 67k words. Let me tell y’all, writing THE END at the end of that ridiculously long Google Doc was such an incredible feeling. *chef’s kiss* After copious Googling of the phrase “what …

Gaming

I, along with millions of other oblivious wannabe singers out there, have fascinated at one point about being the American Idol. As a child, I was obsessed. But, even as I grew, I still watched the show religiously until its 12th season in 2013. There’s something so mesmerizing about witnessing the good, the bad, and …
My obsession with video games began when I was an afro-puffed, Limited Too-obsessed child. During those early years, I played some of the best games I’ve ever played in my entire life. Those key experiences are some of the many reasons why I ended up becoming a lifelong gamer.  Today, we’re going to take a …

Pop Culture

If you know me, you know that I’m a die-hard fan of The Office a.k.a the-best-show-ever-created. After hearing that Prime Video’s newest comedy Upload was created by the one and only Greg Daniels, I just knew the show was going to end up in my queue. But, was the pilot of Upload any good? Keep …
To set up the plot, introduce characters, and intrigue the audience in one singular episode of television is nearly impossible. But, in my new blog series Pilot Season, we’re going to analyze how popular television series tackle the first episode. Each television show featured will be a show that I’ve never (or barely) watched before. …
When times get rough, sometimes you have to brush the dust off your Baby Phat T-shirt from 2003, iron out your jorts, and do the sturdiest Harlem Shake to your favorite throwbacks. This quarantine playlist is inspired by some of my favorite 2000s artists that turned my middle and high school dances into lituations. Plugin …

Lifestyle

I started this blog, Love, Nia Simone, a month after I graduated college in 2017. I had been blogging on and off since high school, but this was my first venture out into blogging on my own self-hosted website. To celebrate my three-year blogging anniversary, I did a lil’ writer’s tag to help y’all learn …
2020 is the year of the podcast — for me anyway. Whether I’m getting some freelance work done, cleaning around the house, or going on a daily nature walk, I am usually listening to a podcast to occupy my mind. I couldn’t recommend the five podcasts below enough — check them out!   Pop Culture …
Cue Meek Mill’s inspirational rap-anthem Dreams and Nightmares, I finished the first draft of Project BAN! The manuscript ended off at just over 67k words. Let me tell y’all, writing THE END at the end of that ridiculously long Google Doc was such an incredible feeling. *chef’s kiss* After copious Googling of the phrase “what …