Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary: 6 months of BnB, a giveaway and what's up next

Cue up the Tony! Toni! TonĂ©! Today marks the official six month anniversary of Black 'n Bougie… Woo-Hoo!

Time flies when you're having fun, or ranting, or sharing bad dates or calling bullshiggity. 236 posts, over 9000 comments, 17 Bougie Cocktail Moments, countless side-eyes and 2 Relationship Weeks. I was recently asked which post has been my favorite... hmm - I don't have a favorite but a definite soft spot for the Defending Our Blackness post. It was the first post I did that truly reflected what I wanted the blog to be about.

When I started the blog, I needed a place to put a few writing samples so I could talk magazine and webzine editors into buying my work. Somewhere along the way, it turned into something else altogether. Black 'n Bougie became my own little personal therapy session, sounding board and stand-up mic. And lo and behold, folks started joining in. Ya'lls comments are the best part of my day… yes, even the crazy ones. I must admit to enjoying every single day in BougieLand. And really, we've only just begun. There's SO much more to say.

So what's next, you may wonder? Well, this week I'll no doubt share a Holiday BougieTale or two but next week I'm off to Jamaica. Yes, it's time for the BougieVacay. I might post from the pool but only to make ya'll hate a little bit J. When I return, it will be New Year's Eve and I definitely have things to say about that. And January 1st, my lovely little book will be in stores. January 3rd is the next Freedom through Speech Radio show, come on through and take a listen. I had such great reactions to Music Week, Trying Not to Hate Week and I Love Black Men Week that surely another theme week is right around the corner. What might it be? I have a few ideas but I'm always open to suggestions.

So yes, BougieLand – we are six months into the good times here, I look forward to many, many more. And just for something fun, how about a giveaway? The next five people to register on Michele Grant's "Talk to Me" page and mention BnB will receive a gift including a signed copy of my book and some love from Amazon and iTunes. Get on over there and say hi. Again, thanks for coming along for the ride, glad to have you. Come again and bring a bougie friend.

Thoughts? Questions? Comment as you will…

23 comments:

BB Waite said...

Comments were down earlier so I'm just getting to it. Congrats on the milestone - many more years. And to whoever asked below... no, she's not ANYWHERE close to running out of stories... she's lived a life! And so much more to live. Love ya, chica. Say hi to Dexter St. Jacques when you are down there getting your groove back... HAHA!

JaymeC said...

Has it only been 6 mos?! Seriously, I can't remember when BnB wasn't part of my daily routine! Here's to many more... CLINK! <---champagne toast

storm529 said...

6 months of Bougie?! My, my...time does fly when you're having fun, doesn't it.

Happy Anniversary!

Steve said...

"Take a glass and lift it up in the toast position!" Here's to many, many more.

OneChele said...

Ha! Yes, I am slowly taking over your world...

JustPassingBy said...

It's been very enjoyable. Keep up the great work!

Blackest Berry said...

Keep 'em coming!

Brandi said...

Six months already? Wow I just can't believe it. I'm already registered on your site but would love to enter for that copy. My library could use something hot and fresh to update it.
If six months went by that fast, I can't wait to see what the next six have to offer! Congrats!

Max_Reddick said...

Six months, huh? Time does move very quickly. But anyway, yours was a new and unique and greatly appreciated addition to the blogosphere. Cheers!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary :-) I've only been reading for a couple of months, but it has been enjoyable. I hope you don't run out of stories any time soon. There is freezing rain hitting the windows and coating the branches of the trees with snow on the ground and more to come in a couple of days so OK I'll admit to a twinge of jealousy about your Jamaican vacation. Take a picture of the beach and the ocean and post it so I can day dream about some day .... Have fun and I hope it is a good trip.

yourgirlC said...

Many thanks my good friend for giving me such an enjoyable morning ritual reading your posts. Many wishes for happy holidays, a well-deserved vacation and an early happy birthday!

Melzie said...

Max said what I was thinking :-). Congrats on your journey thus far and for years to come!

OneChele said...

Thanks for all the good wishes! You are appreciated.

lawsoncomp said...

I think I've been with you since the beginning and have enjoyed almost all of your posts. I am wishing you nothing but success in all of your endeavors. Happy New Year.

OneChele said...

Yes ma'am, you've been hanging in with me the whole time and keeping me straight on Twitter - thanks!

OneChele said...

Aw C *welling up* but er, uh - why ya shouting out birthdays? I'm not claiming them for another few years. Still 27 or 32, I can't recall. Ha!

Man's World said...

Well, I'm late to the party but happy to be here. This blog has taught me more than you know. My next girlfriend is going to thank you - LMAO

Page Bartlett said...

I love BougieLand - you are not afraid to stir it up, shut it down or keep it moving. Have a great vacation!

thinklikeRiley said...

I couldn't comment earlier either - happy happy. We getting it in in 2010 ya'll. I'm coming with the realness!

OneChele said...

Comments were down for a bit, apologies. But thanks for coming back through!

OneChele said...

Wow, more realness from Riley... I am scared.

Leon X said...

Cheers to the blog's half-anniversary!

KG said...

Merry Christmas OneChele! I just had to de-lurk to congratulate ya on the anniversary. Awesome writing and I'll try de-lurk less in 2010. Have fun in Jamaica too.

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