Speaker Profile: Dara Adeeyo of Cosmopolitan.com

We’re thrilled to present our first speaker profile for our upcoming panel, Creative Diaries: Why You Should be Blogging, on Thursday, February 16.
Dara Adeeyo describes herself as a “twenty-something, gen-y baby who loves manipulating HTML and writing/creating blogs” and has interned at Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful, and more. In addition to her full-time job, she maintains multiple blogs including a Tumblr and Blogspot called Dark Berry Beauty. Read on for an introduction to our talented speaker.
What is your current position?
Web Assistant at Cosmopolitan.com
What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve been blogging since I was 10. I had strict parents who wouldn’t really let me get out much, so I found refuge in my Xanga, LiveJournal, Geocities, and AOL Hometown pages. I always had an affinity to having more than one blog at once. I think I just love sharing my thoughts with people and hearing what other people think. To me, blogging is the original form of social media.
Dara Adeeyo NY Creative Interns
What’s one of the coolest things that’s happened to you as a result of your blog?
A lot of awesome things have happened to me as a result of my blogs. I think the coolest thing so far is my beauty blog, Dark Berry Beauty, joining Marie Claire magazine’s blogger council for the year of 2012.
Do you use any tools that make blogging easier for you?
I really like using the blogging platform Blogger because it’s so easy to use, and if you are really skilled in HTML, you can manipulate your blog to look however you want. I also love that it’s a Google product because it makes my life far easier. When I’m logged into my gmail account, it automatically logs me into my Blogger account. With photos I use Picasa, which is also a Google product, to store them. If I upload a picture to Blogger it will automatically be pulled to an album in Picasa.
Dara will be sharing more insight at our Creative Diaries event on Thursday, February 16 at Getty Images / Thinkstock HQ. Don’t miss out, RSVP here.
Do you have any questions for Dara? Let us know in the comments and we’ll ask her at the event.

About the Author

Marny Smith was the VP and Director of Community of FindSpark for 2.5 years. She is a FindSpark Advisor, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Diversity Advocate, and Employment Specialist connecting young adults with developmental disabilities with supportive employers. Interested in learning more about hiring individuals with disabilities? Feel free to reach out: msmith@jccmanhattan.org

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