What?!? But I’m…ME!
I would like to take a second to thank all of those who voted in the Black Weblog Awards and congratulate the winners. Unfortunately, WWTD was not among them, which is cool because I was pretty surprised to even be nominated.
The thing about this blog is that everything here, with the exception of the occasional reader submission, comes from my tiny and strange brain alone, which makes my post frequency like a second job. I don’t talk gossip, show pictures of Rihanna’s new tube top, or try to stay up on the latest trends. Honestly, I’m not really sure what this blog is supposed to be or why any of you keep reading it, but I’ve heard it can be addictive. I’ve also heard that if you read the comments you start to feel like you all know each other in this little community (at least I sure feel like I know many of you). Whether you’re just passing through or have been following from the start, let it be said that things are about to get much worse around here. By worse I mean weirder, more randomly nostalgic, and more Negroidian. In the coming months this blog will be chock full of that Thembi stuff that you love but hate, I will be using the English language in unexpected and often offensive ways, and I just may start voicing my opinion on any old thing that suits my fancy.
You know how every movie about the pitfalls of stardom has that scene where the main character looks at himself in the mirror and then shatters his own reflection with a quick punch? This is totally the opposite of that. Rather, this last month of self-promotion has made me realize that this blog is not supposed to be for everyone or anyone in particular. I’m definitely a black woman, but this is not a black woman blog. I talk about entertainment and politics but I’m no expert on either. Since well before I ever ran around the house in Wonder Woman undies, I’ve been the same crazy Thembi, and the people who have any idea what I’m talking about have definitely been in the minority. I’m used to it and that’s kind of the way I like it. So if you’ve made it this far please do keep reading – you’re in the club now and there’s really no turning back!