If it’s one thing that black folks do best, it’s bringing everyone together for a big she-bang and whipping up some nice steaks on the grill. So while I was picturing this BBQ vision amongst our beautiful black culture, I figured… HEY!! What if there was a Black Blogger’s Family Reunion?!! HA HA! I swear my imagination gets the best of me from time to time and I can do nothing but sit back and laugh at myself. But really… think about it….
Before being ordained into the beautifully acclaimed Up 4 Discussion Family, I had been noticing quite a few “blog families” in my short time span of blogging and maneuvering (snooping) everyone’s blogroll. I never knew how it worked and most definitely didn’t see myself being apart of one. Being as though I am still new to this whole blogger’s atmosphere, *jumps into my computer and take a look around* I have to admit, I’m pretty happy with my home here. You meet new people everyday. Learn new things everyday. There is always someone or something to keep you motivated and your mind stimulated. We read about people from Canada, people in Africa, the US, UK… from all over! And get this; there are no language barriers. How about that?! Everyone relates on some type of a level. Whether it’s disagreeing, agreeing, making suggestions or sharing thoughts and ideas. What a great way to unite and to actually fill a void; whether the reason we write is for ourselves or if the sole focus is on our readers. We are just all around, pure awesome-ness!!
Now that I have boosted our heads up to the size of hot air balloons, what if… we were to all meet?!! What if, we had a Blogger’s Reunion for real? Or what if, we just so happened to meet at random. Do you ever wonder what you would do or say to each other on the street? Especially after sharing some of the most intimate details of certain situations that we all have encountered in life? What if we bumped into Ms. Lakesha Womack
in the store or pulled up beside Sunny
at a traffic light? Maybe you ran into J at the airport or just so happened to show up at GS
‘s church one Sunday morning. Visited Enigma
at a book signing or caught the same bus as Just Lissen
? Do you ever wonder how your word’s would flow or if you would even have anything to say or talk about? Would you bring up something from our work site because you feel it would make fluent conversation, or do you feel like we would all be able to connect on a deeper level since we are seeing eye level at that very moment?
I believe that I would be pretty ecstatic about meeting anyone whose name I have grown fond of. And what about the bloggers who remain anonymous? Oh dear!! To finally be able to put a face with the speaker. It’s amazing how a group of people can come together, work together and not know each other from a can of paint. Yet, we still cater, console and confirm each others existence. I guess you can say that sounds like family to me, but how many of us would consider each other family, a friend or a co-worker, off record? How many would be willing to share their steak with me straight off the grill, LOL!! No. I’m serious. Pass the A-1 sauce please? And while you are up, can you fix me a drink?
Just think of the soul-black goodness, the sharing of individual personalities and skin. The visual! Way too much greatness in one place!!
All I want to know is, whose cooking?!!
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