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WWTD Turns Two Years Old!

Thembi Ford 12 June 2009 14 Comments

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On this day in 2007 I realized that my desk job just was not going to cut it intellectually. At the time I was suffering from “the curse of brilliance” treatment at the hands of my then-employer (in other words, I didn’t have enough work to do and was too smart for the work I did have). I was stuck in my own head following the end of a relationship because I was spending time alone for the first time in a long time. I realized that I knew stuff most people don’t know, and that at the very least my friends and family would enjoy a few cross-country laughs with or at me, so why not start a little blog? It seems like a completely different world! Blogging for two years has been like writin’ and researchin’ school. I’ve written for a bunch of other sites and print publications, been on television, and learned how to think in a way that corporate America certainly did not train me for.  I’m headed to graduate school to learn how to write and talk and research even mo’ better, and all of that has come without compromising my interests and the messages I really want to send. I still have lots of work to do, but my career aspirations have changed from “whatever is positive, pays me, and doesn’t make me sick,” to whatever one would call of this around here, which is my true passion win or lose. And I really believe in “win” right now.

The most thanks goes to all of you for reading; without you this blog would be the ravings of a mad woman and not in the good way that it’s been these past few years. Special thanks has to go to the loyal commenters, without whom I’d just think nobody was really listening!

14 Comments »

  • Treina said:

    Happy WWTD anniversary, Thembi!

  • Sabrina said:

    Happy Bloggerversary Thembi!

  • Michelle H said:

    I love this blog. I love your voice. And I can’t wait for your next level projects when I can say I knew you when . . .

  • Ashlee said:

    Thembi, you’re a true inspiration!

  • ASmith said:

    Happy Bloggerversary, Thembi…

    I love it, love it, love it…

  • SJ said:

    Congrats! From what i have read so far, I’ll enjoy reading your previous 2 years of articles! Keep em coming!

  • Regina said:

    Happy Blogoversary WWTD!!!! I know there is much more greatness to come from you!

  • msladydeborah said:

    Happy Blogoversary WWTD!!!

    I’m glad that I discovered this blog. I enjoy reading what’s on your mind. Keep on keeping on…..

  • shtzskia said:

    Congrats, Thembi!

    You truly inspire me and I direct all my friends to your blog. One of my all time favorite posts was Bad Church Sangin’

    http://www.whatwouldthembido.com/2008/07/what-the-eff-wednesday-bad-church-sangin.html

    Your words are a joy to read.

  • BlackWomenBlowTheTrumpet said:

    Hi there Thembi!

    Congrats on two years!

    I’ve only had my blog for a little over a year and I know how HARD it is to keep it fabulous!! People don’t realize how much time it takes to produce quality content!

    I commend you and I am looking forward to reading more about your full-time writing career! I look forward to your new television show… I know you are probably thinking of having an internet show using your webcam in your livingroom…doin’ the Oprah on the couch thing!! *LOL*

    Go for it! And tell all of the haters: “just bring me my Beluga!”

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
    Lisa

  • Luvvie said:

    Happy Bloggerversary, Thembi!!1 *takes swig of Bailey’s in honor of occasion*

  • Mr. Smart Guy said:

    Happy Anniversary, Thembabwe…

    As a lurker reader from the inception, I am proud to see the way you’ve grown. I’m also waiting for the next quiz so I may be redeemed.

    Oh, yeah – it’s also your turn in Scrabble.

    That is all.

  • Tafari said:

    Happy B-day boo!!!

  • Malcolm said:

    Happy belated 2 year anniversary. Also, best wishes on your new career path.

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