Southern Gentleman Wordsmith



Hi, I am J. Dakar, an accomplished and well-respected writer, editor, and digital media strategist from the American South who specializes in managing cultural, entertainment, and lifestyle content for top web properties.

Or at least I did.

I’ve been sharing my thoughts online intermittently in some form for over 20 years, and before I graduated from college, I became a professional blogger.

My work has helped raise awareness and funds in support of various causes and concerns. I’ve had opportunities to meet and interview some of my favorite celebrities. I even visited the White House by invitation, where I shook hands with former President Barack Obama, which I still have a hard time believing!

I love the internet and appreciate everything it’s allowed me to do to educate, empower, entertain, and inspire through the written word. But throughout my various digital media roles, I’ve maintained another job outside the industry with increasing responsibilities.

This site is a work in progress and marks a return to the way blogging used to be for me before I got paid to do it.

I recall reading somewhere that if you give God your present situation, he’ll begin a new chapter in your story. That’s what this is for me; I’m living, loving & blogging life.

I thank you kindly for joining me.

— J.
Southern Gentleman Wordsmith