My blogging experience so far; a tale of self doubt and lethargy.

(I am actually the Queen of dramatic titles, you can’t tell me otherwise).

Hello everyone and welcome or velkommen (as the Norwegians say) to my blog. It has been six months since I started (January) and it’s only fair to take out some time and be grateful. If you know me you’ll know I’m so close to inventing my own mental illness; Obsessive compulsive disorder with a dash of pessimism, oh yeah don’t forget the unexplainable lethargy (laziness please dear), a sprinkle of commitment issues and the almost irresistible urge to break things.


I’ll name the disease “Esthereimers” and win a Nobel prize because my behavior is not normal at all. How can one person be inconsistent, talented and crazy at the same time? It’s exhausting.


So about Le Reina Brand, my baby, my first born, I haven’t been the best mother, infact I’ve been the post- partum depressed mother that had almost smothered her child to death in his sleep. I tell myself every time that I disappear from posting on the blog that I’ll change but I haven’t. It took time to realize that this is me, this is my blog, no pressure. I’m doing this because I like to write things; weird things, real things, cool things and I’m good at it (at least you lot think so).

This is a food, lifestyle and Fashion blog but you’ve been seeing just lifestyle posts recently because they are social- distancing friendly because of this whole Corona situation. This post is about my general blogging related experiences and the feedback I’ve gotten since I started, here are some of them:

1. “I didn’t know you could write”:

Lol, I don’t know if I should be flattered or offended when people say this. I always think they’re surprised in a good way but sometimes I hear a mocking undertone.


2. “What does Le Reina mean?”:

It means “The Queen” and you can find out all about the origin in my first blog post. Click here.


3. “Why blogging?, people don’t really read blogs anymore”:

Uhhh, first of all I’m camera shy so YouTube will be hard, weird I know, I can’t seem to be articulate in front of a camera, plus I actually enjoy writing. Everyone’s attention span has reduced greatly (mine included) and so I get why people don’t read blogs anymore. Please read mine though, I insert pictures so you don’t zone out halfway.


4. “You need to be active on social media to have a successful blog”:

Sad but true. Sad because I’m currently not active. I randomly take breaks to do weird things (please don’t ask what). I want to be active but I can’t because I don’t like taking pictures of myself (I always find something wrong) and I don’t want to take pictures that look like I took them in a fog because of the bloody excuse of a phone I use.


My story will change soon and I will come out of my shell. Thank you to everyone that shares the links to my posts, I love you and I see you.

5. “I mean it when I say leave a comment”:

Yes I do. Leaving a comment right here on the blog is way easier than closing your browser and traveling all the way to my WhatsApp inbox. You read something and you thought it was great; say something there and then. Thanks.

6. “To my international readers, I’m honoured”:

One time I had a reader from the Faroe islands and I was completely mind blown because I’d been doing some light reading about countries in the Artic circle.


Thanks for checking out my blog, really, I didn’t expect international readers. I recently started linking the meanings of Nigerian lingo or words you might not understand (they’re always highlighted).

7. “You said you’ll post every Friday but you don’t”:

I actually don’t work well with deadlines. Tilgi meg?

8. “The hardest part about blogging is posting”:

Not the writing or editing or even sharing links is hard. Posting an article is the hardest (especially for a perfectionist). Lol do you know how many articles I’ve trashed last minute?

This post is quite long but bear with me since its my 6 months Bloggiversary ๐ŸŽ‰. Celebrate with me loves (support now or famz later). Cheers to greater things ๐Ÿฅ‚.


Love & Light.

Leave a comment; what do you like most about my blog?


If you’re new here, Thanks for stopping by. Check out my previous posts.

Recommended song for the week:

Mazde ร— Lissa – Pitch Black.


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Le Reina

My name is Esther, Queen Esther. I am a Nigerian psychologist navigating blindly through this tornado called life. The words best used to describe me are witty, pretty, chubby and bubbly. Welcome to my blog.

32 thoughts on “My blogging experience so far; a tale of self doubt and lethargy.

  • June 13, 2020 at 5:10 am
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    Happy anniversary dearest…..I can honestly relate with most of the things you wrote though as I am not consistent in my vlogging as well
    But when I said I didnโ€™t know you write๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธI meant it as a compliment seeing that youโ€™re so great at it and I was around you for like a year but didnโ€™t notice ๐Ÿ™ˆor maybe I was a bad friend ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”I donโ€™t read lot of blogs but yours is soooo amazing…..love and light ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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    • June 13, 2020 at 5:30 am
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      Thank you baby. Content creation is hard abeg๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
      Awwwww I love you so much, thank you for always supporting me.

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  • June 13, 2020 at 5:15 am
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    I so much loved this been waiting since forever for your post and you still didnโ€™t disappoint….it wasnโ€™t too long ooo….I wanted it to go on and on and start posting pictures oo…Iโ€™ve missed seeing your beautiful face and your figure 8 body

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    • June 13, 2020 at 5:28 am
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      Awwwww my love. I will start o, thanks so much ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 6:58 am
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    Happy six months bloggiversary as you said, so far so good. You should really post more, no pressure of course, but you can’t give us a taste and then tell us we can’t have the cake. And about the mental illness, I know someone you can see ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • June 13, 2020 at 7:03 am
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      Lol, I’m trying Gigi, I’ll be more consistent ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thanks, I’ll need all the help I can get ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 7:00 am
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    This was a nice piece, glad to be a part of your journey, keep going ๐Ÿ˜˜.

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    • June 13, 2020 at 7:10 am
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      Thank you so much๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 7:01 am
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    Happy 6 months anniversary โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

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    • June 13, 2020 at 7:01 am
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      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 8:06 am
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    Happy anniversary. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with you. Just take ur time and you’ll be fine.

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    • June 13, 2020 at 8:59 am
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      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ’“ I needed to hear this๐Ÿ˜˜

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  • June 13, 2020 at 8:29 am
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    Happy Anniversary!

    I need to just spit it here that I LOOK FORWARD to reading your content. Absolutely love how you write, feels like an long lost pen best friend๐Ÿ˜‚.

    And that part of โ€˜…this is me, this is my blog, no pressure…โ€™ Took a whole lot of pressure off my chest.

    And I kept nodding aggressively to almost everything to said as I started my YT journey this year too.

    Thereโ€™s so much more to come! Keep doing you, bigger and better.โค๏ธ

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    • June 13, 2020 at 8:57 am
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      โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธThank you so much baby girl ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ’“

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    • June 13, 2020 at 9:31 am
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      Congratulations Le Reina, your growth has been tremendous. Happy anniversary โค๏ธโœจ.

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  • June 13, 2020 at 8:49 am
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    Awwwwn happy anniversary,you have really been an inspiration to me๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ, keep writing please,you are so good at it

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    • June 13, 2020 at 8:58 am
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      OMG thanks you so much!๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 9:23 am
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    Congratulations on your bloggiversary……๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Canโ€™t wait to celebrate One year ๐ŸŽ‰

    Your number one Fan ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • June 13, 2020 at 9:39 am
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      OMG thanks so much ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 9:30 am
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    Congratulations Le Reina, your growth has been tremendous. Happy anniversary โค๏ธโœจ

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    • June 13, 2020 at 9:38 am
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      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 11:10 am
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    Happy bloggiversary!

    This is a really good read. I especially like the part of the commenting ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Stop taking breaks off, dear.

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    • June 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm
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      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚I’ll try, Thanks love ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 13, 2020 at 11:27 am
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    Awwwwwwn!!! Like I have to say this, Iโ€™m so proud of you dear. Everything you write is so interesting to read, keep it up dear and Happy Anniversary dear๐ŸŒน, Iโ€™m waiting for item 7 oh๐Ÿ˜…

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    • June 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm
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      Lol item 7 ko๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks love ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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  • June 14, 2020 at 7:05 pm
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    I’m rooting for you baby.
    Thank you for always dishing out good contents.
    Congratulations Queen๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    • June 14, 2020 at 11:29 pm
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      Thank you so much dear๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜˜

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  • June 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm
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    Girl when I tell you I can relate with this post…! I’ve already had two websites with a blog that was posted on 4 times or something. I think you’ve done a great job with your bloh from what I’m seeing! Let me know if you’d like a reading, posting less frequent than what is recommended might be natural for your Human Design.

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    • June 18, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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      OMG โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ Yes of course I’d want a reading. Thank you Celine for checking out my blog๐Ÿ’“ Means a lot.

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  • July 4, 2020 at 3:34 am
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    Happy Anniversary… You’ve got this. Really

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    • July 4, 2020 at 3:35 am
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      Thank you so much โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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