Quick Life Update – Starting a business, Trip to Nigeria, Meeting the parents, Back to blogging…​.

“Wearing Arewa scarf: www.shoparewa.com

Hey guys, It’s been a little while I posted on here. Sincerely, your sister has been struggling with balance and prioritizing which comes with losing interest in things you used to love to do because you feel that everything is literally everywhere.

Starting a business:

If you follow me on Instagram, where I have been able to stay active, you know lots of little-big events has been happening which I am just starting to balance slowly. I started my business in April. Yes, a premium scarf business: AREWA SCARVES which has been strongly supported by both online and offline.

I am so grateful to you guys and most especially for the support, we are all providing to the young girls at GHIEF with the business [£1 from every sale goes towards supporting a child education at GHIEF Foundation].

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Tips to starting a business in the UK

Apart from starting a business, I also travelled to Nigeria, where I had a launch party of the scarves. It was such a big success and I have everyone who attended and purchased to thank for that.

AD: Read about my trip to Ghana here

Finally, while I was in Nigeria for the launch event, of course, I was mainly there to spend some quality time with “Le Boo”. Guys, a long-distance relationship is tough and mostly expensive especially if you are like Mr A and me who plan to see every 3 months [I think I need a whole separate post to share our long distance experience and how we manage it]. This time he met my parents “officially” for the first time. I know it might not be a big deal but this was big and very important to me because I have NEVER introduced anyone to meet my parents officially before. I remember trying hard to avoid the visit and giving a million excuse on how far and bad the road to our house is: Girl, I was NERVOUS AF even though I couldn’t wait for both parties to meet.

At the end of the day, everything went well and I would say, I think they love him already. That’s being said, please bear with me as I slowly get back my full blogging groove back. I intend to post weekly [Haven’t decided a day yet – please suggest which day you would love me to post weekly].

Also, as a small business owner, I will be needing you guys for advice and most importantly, sharing what I am learning on this business journey and as usual sharing everything about blogging: Few people asked me how I am growing my Instagram [We hit 20K guys – yayyyy] even while I took a break from blogging and posting consistently? Let me know if you want the post here below.

Thank you everyone for your patience and see you next week!

Maryam Salam

Maryam Salam is the founder and chief-editor of Thebloggerpoint.com. She studied BA Fashion Marketing and Branding Degree (Business Dev) at Nottingham Trent University, the UK in 2016 and currently completing her MSc degree in Entrepreneurship & International Business while working as a part-time stylist at Karen Millen. She has collaborated and worked with several brands both in Nigeria and abroad such as ASOS, Next, Accessorize, Maju, Grass-field etc.

If she isn’t busy running around for meetings/shopping her next style content pieces. Maryam can be found creating fashion contents or working on developing business strategies for small and upcoming businesses. You can catch up with her personal fashion style and lifestyle in general here.You can also get in touch with her through mail: maryam.daisy@yahoo.com or on social media @itsmaryamsalam (Instagram)



  1. July 7, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Naaaa babe you killed it in these pictures. Love you

    • Maryam Salam
      July 7, 2019 / 7:28 pm

      Anwwwww. Thanks babes.

  2. Rasheedat
    July 7, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    These pictures are really lovely! Would definitely love a post on long distance relationships. How you grew your page too despite taking a break from blogging and posting. Glad the family love Mr A, it really is important for the first meeting.
    Wish you luck in blogging, your career and an entrepreneur xoxoxoxo.

    • Maryam Salam
      July 7, 2019 / 7:30 pm

      Anwwww Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. Sure, I can’t wait to share our experience in long distance. It will be an interesting post. Also, penning it down on growing despite a break. Thank you for stopping by…

  3. Dhikraa
    July 7, 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Pray Allah makes it all easy for you!
    I am happy for you too!
    Ma shaa Allah

    • Maryam Salam
      July 7, 2019 / 7:30 pm

      Ameen. Thank you for reading and taking time out to comment

  4. July 7, 2019 / 6:02 pm

    This is a good post. Love the fact that you are giving us update. I wish you and Mr A a wonderful relationship Inshallah

    • Maryam Salam
      July 7, 2019 / 7:31 pm

      Ameen. Thank you so much. We need all the prayers.

  5. July 7, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    I can so relate to this; everything was just all over the place; business, relationship, my nysc, relocating and settling. Wheeew! Glad I survived and I’m balanced enough to get back to blogging.
    Congratulations on le boo seeing your parents, that is a very big deal and nice pictures dear

    • Maryam Salam
      July 7, 2019 / 7:42 pm

      Girlllllll, You get me. It’s funny how during this period, you think you are alone but many are going through the same as yourself. Glad you did it, girl….May God help us all. And, Thank you. Mr A is saying Thank you too…

  6. Officialazeezah
    July 8, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Congratulations on the huge step you took. Pray every works out as planned xx

    • Maryam Salam
      July 14, 2019 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you sis

  7. Ummi Abdulsalam
    July 11, 2019 / 11:46 am

    Reading a post from you is always interesting. I can’t wait for the post on Long distance relationships. Congratulations on “le boo” meeting your parents. It’s a big deal . I wish you more success in your endeavors

    • Maryam Salam
      July 14, 2019 / 4:40 pm

      Anwwwww Thanks dear… The post is coming soon

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