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lost in the black blogosphere

I haven’t blog much lately… and it’s been even longer since I posted a blog that wasn’t my rant about something someone else posted, and sometimes I didn’t even do that…

So I feel all this angst because I have a hard time keeping up with friends’ blogs on facebook, much less the blogs I follow on network blogs that aren’t my friends. So I started using Google Reader. And thanks to Max Reddick (one of my favorite bloggers) and his Soul Circle that lists topics posted by bloggers he follows, Racialicous, AntiRacist Parent, and the UU World Blogs, I am now subscribed to an awful lotta blogs about parenting, race, politics, women’s issues, etc. Reading (just reading) them takes up most of my evening, partly because in the comments I’ll follow trackback links to find MORE GREAT BLOGGERS to add to my reader. I actually broke down and set up a twitter account so I could tweet them into an RSS feed on my blog (it’s down on the right… go ahead, check it out) before someone accused me of plagiarism. Many of the blogs are incredibly thought provoking, touching, and some are downright “don’t make mommy pee herself” funny. Some of the blogs have been a validating in some ways (no, I’m not the only person who sees some of this shit) and humbling in others (I still don’t see all of the shit, and sometimes when I do, I don’t recognize it on my own), as I’ve discovered that I am not where I want to be as a white ally. There are things that have happened within the last year or so that I’ve brushed aside and avoided confronting because I know it’s going to hurt. So right now I’m trying to get over that, because it’s not about me, or the people who may be offended by being called out.

I’m trying, but I’m not there yet. So for now, I’ll just share some of the blogs I’ve been following.

http://karenrayne.com

http://angryblackbitch.blogspot.com/

http://www.asian-nation.org/headlines

http://auntjemimasrevenge.blogspot.com/

http://www.blacknbougie.com/

http://blackconsciousthought.blogspot.com/

http://blindprivilege.com/

http://brotherpeacemaker.wordpress.com/

http://blackwomengetyours.blogspot.com/ 

http://chalicespark.blogspot.com/

http://coparenting101.org/

http://everydayunitarian.blogspot.com/

http://everydaywhiteness.wordpress.com

http://genmaspeaks.blogspot.com 

http://shetterly.blogspot.com

http://anotherworkingmom.blogspot.com/

http://www.clickertraining.com/blog

http://ikimme.blogspot.com/

http://missincognegro.wordpress.com/

http://www.mochadad.com/

http://naturallyleslie.blogspot.com/

http://paxpac.wordpress.com/

http://postbourgie.com/

http://blog.reidreport.com/

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/

http://siditty.blogspot.com/

http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/

http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com

http://theangryblackwoman.com/

http://blacksnob.com/snob_blog/

http://chalicechick.blogspot.com/

http://dogtrainer.quickanddirtytips.com/

http://theheartofdiversity.blogspot.com/

http://rippdemup.blogspot.com/

http://www.thiswomanswork.com/

http://uglyblackjohn.blogspot.com/

http://uncoolmom.com/

http://atlasien.blogspot.com/

http://blog.timesunion.com/wagingpeace/

http://wearerespectablenegroes.blogspot.com/

http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/

http://www.whatwouldthembido.com/

http://www.womanist-musings.com/

http://www.danielharper.org/blog

 

 

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  1. October 8, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Geez! I thought my blog reader was full! =) You’ve got me beat!

    • October 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM

      That’s not even all of them. I really need to cut back.

  1. October 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM

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