I probably spend way too much time on the Internet. I often find myself savings links and articles to Pocket with the intent on reading it and sharing it later. So since I’m in the habit of getting things done and not creating a queue or tasks all 2018, I’ve decided to begin sharing all that I find here within this space. Plus, I’ll be headed to Boston for the weekend for the first time so hopefully, it’d aid in preventing things from getting a bit too quiet around here.
Black Panther is Everything We’ve Ever Needed
Who else saw all that #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy at the Hollywood Premiere of Black Panther? In case you missed all those beautiful moments, I’ve got you covered. If you want to see more of this, you can go to the source here and here. I’ve personally been waiting for this film since last year and I cannot WAIT to see it in theaters with my family in the next few weeks. Have you all purchased your tickets?
I don’t typically watch award shows because they’re long and drawn out in my opinion. I’m easily bored with the structure, so I typically just tune in to the pre-festivities. The Roc Nation Brunch had me glued to every platform that revealed photos of all that #BlackExcellence in one room. (I’m not sure which couple I loved most — Jay Z and Beyonce or Cassie and Diddy.)
Just When We Thought We Had It All Figured Out
If you’re guessing that they’ve changed their algorithm once again, you’ll be absolutely correct. Foolishly, I got my hopes up and immediately thought that my feed would be back in chronological order. But that would have been too much like easy.
When Blogging Was An Art
I’ve been a blogger for almost 20 years. I started when I was about 12 or 13 years old and I had taught myself HTML, web and graphic design, photoshop and then I was introduced to the blog world. I was around during the Greymatter days which is the dinosaur that existed before the fancy Content Management Systems that we have today like WordPress. Blogging styles were different then — it was embodied the art of storytelling. And for some of us, it was therapeutic.
But somewhere in between then and now, there was a major shift and blogging seems to be a dying art. Yetti spoke heavily about this a year ago and conveyed every single thought that I’ve had about this transformation. I have been able to find a few bloggers that still blog old-school style. I’ve even been lucky enough to come across individuals that have mastered the duality of being a story-telling blogger and an influencer.
Twitter Has a Thread for Creepy Children
Kids are cute, right? Of course. So Mikki Kendall, a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events decided to start a very interesting Twitter thread. About creepy children. Naturally my eye brow raised, but after reading the thread, I was literally in tears from laughing at a few of these. You can view the thread here.