Notes from a bitch…pondering five years of blogging…

This week my personal blog, AngryBlackBitch, will celebrate five years of practicing the fine art of bitchitude.
I still remember not understanding how to post pictures as if it were just yesterday.
Sigh again.
When I began blogging it was with the expectation that only my friends and family would read my posts.
I never could have imagined that folks outside my circle would care about my thoughts and opinions…but that didn’t matter, because I fell in love with writing right from the start.
From the beginning, I have been an activist who blogs. But blogging has been and remains a fantabulous way to grow as an activist…to share my opinions and concerns and get feedback from people all over the world. Blogging is a unique medium that has brought me great joy…taught me a lot about myself and others (the good, the bad and the rancid)…and helped me grow as a feminist.
So, as an anniversary present to myself I’m going to encourage all y’all to document your activism. You don’t have to blog it (I’ve heard that there are still people out there keeping offline journals…I know, ’tis shocking!) And, if you blog about your activism, you don’t have to share that blog with anyone if you are uncomfortable with that.
But I do recommend putting your thoughts down…your frustrations, joys, concerns, hopes and goals…because there’s nothing like taking a journey back through those posts to see the evolution of your activism and your mission.
‘Tis a humbling journey…it can be damned embarrassing…but it is ultimately illuminating and empowering to see how far you’ve come even as you acknowledge that you’ve got miles upon miles yet to go in the struggle.
And if you’re already documenting and blogging…keep on keepin’ it real!

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