I’ve been doing some back-end housekeeping and have been rather amused by some of the posts that are still being viewed after their original publishing date. As a forum moderator I want to provide valuable content that speaks to the regular readers while still expanding to accommodate new visitors.
If you’ve noticed a shift away from certain topics [mostly related to triage and strategies for black women] it’s because I want to meet the needs of the readership at large [as AOFB began as a political/slice of life forum] and entice some of you lurkers to leave a comment or two. At some point we have to move on to evolve. I have consistently supported the equitable elevation of women in society, but never as an extremist measure.
Don’t worry, I’ll still be edgy, provocative and sometimes controversial. We don’t have time to fake the funk or beat around the bush. Success requires focus and decisive action. Many of the topics I discuss also reflect certain aspects of where I am on my own life’s journey. Often when we are moving through this world there are many others going through similar experiences. We can challenge, encourage and support one another.
I’m actively pushing myself to grow and change, so don’t expect to read about the same subjects or circle stale perspectives months and years later. My core values and the call for enlightenment and revision at this forum will remain.
So, I’m curious about who you are, what you’re doing in your life and how you plan to get there?? I’m very grateful you find our conversations so compelling that you keep coming back. When I began blogging four years ago I had no idea what I was getting myself into!
What would you like to see covered here? As I’ve stated, I’m not interested in recycling the same complaints, aches and bruises. We can’t only focus outward and react mindlessly. We must be realistic, use common sense, take responsibility, challenge ideologies and our own motivations if we want to become our best selves.
We are multi-faceted women and lovers of women. We enjoy a variety of activities. We may want to help make the world a better place. We may want to learn to let go of past hurts. We may want to raise children. We may be seeking a compatible love match. We may be discovering who we are for the first time. We may want to understand others better. We want to improve our relationships with ourselves and everyone else.
As we move out of the heated summer months and into fall and a new year, facing uncertainty let’s be optimistic and determined that no matter what else is going on out there we will be grounded, positive and moving ahead with purpose.
Don’t be a FLAT EARTH Theorist! Oh and about some of those previously published posts….
It seems many people are very curious about a wide variety of topics [as evidenced by these search engine results], of which I’m happy to oblige:
The [infamous] Tyra Banks Gay Teen “Hell To Pay” episode
Almost evenly split between ‘Asian Women Trophy’ and Marja Allen Vongerichten related to Asian women marrying white men
The blog post with the largest pageviews is still my tribute post to Della Reese. The 2nd is Surrounding Yourself With Light & Beauty. Note these have minimal comments. I find this very interesting as the are clearly not the posts that have created the biggest overall impact or controversy when identifying the social injustices we’ve discussed extensively.
You can feel free to leave a message in the comment section or email me privately. It goes without saying, but I’m stating it anyway this is for legit discussion only. This is your forum and I want to take it to the next level. Your feedback is invaluable!