So, I was at this site today. They rank black blogs (BBR- Black Blog Ranking). What stood out to me was the classification of the blogs. You know, entertainment, social commentary, political blah blah blah. So I came to one conclusions we black blog surfers sure do like a lot of politics and entertainment as black folks. 9 of the Top 10 blogs were either entertainment or politics. Only one was social commentary.
Then I did not come to another conclusion, which was what kinda of blog am I. Not that it matters because I doubt I'll crack the BBR top 2ooo, but I just want to know what do you call a blog that is a potpourri of things, that is political some days, entertainment driven on a few and offers plenty of commentary on things in society which she lives and others she doesn't.
I don't know... I was just wondering. I mean maybe it should be called creative outlet, but then no because this is all real. Nothing to create except how I choose to present you my life. Maybe reality blogging. I mean really for me I don't approach this blog as place to write articles or debate worthy prose. I do not approach this blog pad with preconceived notions.
I come to this blank screen and I create my reality in a packagable, witty, and fun kinda of way. I come to this blank screen and sometimes my reality includes politics and sometimes I come to this blank screen and my reality is gossip and trife, sometimes I come to this blank screen and my reality requires me to comment on the daily ills of today's American Society.
Every time I come to this blank screen my reality is always a black one.
Every time I come to this blank screen my reality is always female.
And Every time I come to this blank screen my reality is always southern.
I know that while I bring you my reality, my reality is tinged with black, woman, and southern notions and ideas. My reality is different from yours because its full of many other things that intersect and run parallel with my blackness, womanhood, and southerness. The likelihood that our realities are similar other than on a macro level is micro.
Anyway...do you know what kinda blog you are (if you're a blogger)? Have you ever really thought about it? I mean there are so many some are reality, others are inspirational, others are entertaining, others are teaching, others are social ( you know where the commenters spend more time talking to each other than they do commenting on the post). There are so many out there and they are all tinged with the things that the authors most strongly identify with in their lives. Do you know what you would classify your blog as if you someone asked you?
You know mine is reality, black southern female reality