Saturday, February 23, 2008

My 100th post...

I’d like to thank God, my parents, all the little people…ROFL!

This journey to blogging was a long one. I have always been a writer but I never kept a journal. I think I didn’t want to do anything else that was isolating and secretive. I’ve spent much of my life keeping family secrets and got tired of it so I have started to become much more open about my experiences. I’ve also adopted a new policy with family.

If you don’t want it told, don’t tell me.

I’m not going to be the one people can dump all their garbage on. I encourage everyone in family to just deal with it and not be 'shamed.

Anyway…the 100th post.

The toughest part about starting a blog was deciding how much to share and what else I had to say. I am not one of the many frustrated writers out there. I have PLENTY of outlets. As you know by now I own a bi-weekly newspaper, host and produce my own talk show and can contribute to the local daily whenever I want. But usually, that is stuff that is not too personal. I don’t put too much of myself out there for public scrutiny in my town/city. So this has been a place for me to be honestly me. Without being judged to harshly and criticized much.

In celebration of my hundredth post and after careful consideration, I’m going to gradually re-list what are now my favorite blogs and sites. As I browsed around, I found places that felt good to me. But after a while I began to feel ashamed that I was there. And then I felt guilty for recommending that you go there. So I just quit and said I’d start again someday. So be on the lookout for a new blogroll.

How long have you been blogging and do you know how many posts you've done?

3 comments:

African girl, American world said...

Been blogging since 2004. Have 2 blogs right now snd said RIP to 3 along the way. U know I'm a writing fool so at least 1000 posts.

Don said...

Happy 100th. I've been blogging since September '07 but there's no telling how many blog post I have done, if you include my poetry blog post.

lol @ your "if you don't want it told, don't tell me" policy.

At least you are being honest. Have to respect that.

Brother OMi said...

happy 100th... that's alot of posts. that's like a book right there.

lemme see
i have been blogging since '02. i have two blogs under my belt. i do some blogging on myspace and a few other sites (girlfight.org).

so i been doing it for a minute