About Me

By Nichelle Stephens

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I am a blogger,  bookkeeper, connector, editor, event producer and social media strategist.  I love cupcakes and I am the co-founder of Cupcakes Take The Cake, the most popular blog about cupcakes.  I have been the cupcake expert and editor on About.com for over a year.  I like creating  niche blogs. I am the founder of  Keeping Nickels, a personal finance and business accounting blog for freelancers and entrepreneurs.  I  am also the founder of lifestyle and pop culture blog, CoolBlkPpl and this local blog, Gnatty Savannah.  I now live in Savannah after living in BirminghamAtlanta, Cincinnati, and Brooklyn.

I was formerly editor of the NAACP Image Award-winning Pepsi We Inspire, a branded lifestyle blog and community for African-American women. I have consulted for a few tech start-ups including The Sweeten and With Love From Brooklyn.  I was a member of New Work City, co-working in New York City.

Since 2010, I have been the co-producer of food blogger conference TECHmunch.  My other events that I have produced have book release parties, clothing swaps, and cupcake socials.  For nearly four years, I ran a live stand-up comedy show featuring female performers called Chicks and Giggles. The show got press mentions in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

I enjoy public speaking. I spoke at SXSW Interactive in 2009 and 2010. I have spoken at TECHmunch since 2010. I was one of the keynote speakers at the Rochester Institute of Technology Small Business and Social Media Conference in  2011. I was a keynote speaker at Salon LGBTQ in October 2013. In addition, I have has spoken on conference panels at Blog World Expo (2009), Internet Week NY (2012) and Social Media Week (2012)/

I have written for  several online and print publications including About.com, AllBusiness.com,  Black Table, Fusion, Gothamist, PSFK and WellFED Savannah.  I have done television appearances  on CNN, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, and The Food Network.

I have been quoted in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Austin Chronicle, Black Enterprise, Comstock’s Entrepreneur, Inc., Life and Style, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News and The New York Times.

Fun fact about me:  I hold the record for the longest cupcake kebab.

Contact me: Nichelle ATgmailDOTcom

 

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