While floating through the blogosphere I came across a listing of the 50 most influential bloggers. I noted that there were no bloggers of African descent on the list. Of course, there are millions of bloggers out there so I understand why Black bloggers might be overlooked. But, the point of creating The AfroSpear was so that we can learn from one another. As such, I propose to publish a monthly list of the Top Ten Black Bloggers.
The only qualification is that the blogger needs to be of African descent. The blogger does not have to be a member of The AfroSpear or the Afrosphere Bloggers Association. Of course, we invite all Black bloggers to join either (or both) of those fledging organizations. These Top Ten Black Bloggers are influential role models for the rest of us out here in the afrosphere.
Yeah, i saw that list of the 50 most influential bloggers and, just as I suspected, I wasn’t on it. And I don’t think I made the cut for D.C.’s new young blogging elite either. I have been called many things and will be called many more, but influential and elite haven’t often been among them.
For what it’s worth, though, I’m happy to be counted among the bloggers also on the list. It’s good company to be in.
- Paula Mooney’s Tips
- Black Looks
- The Republic of T.
- Where the Hell Am I?
- Angry Black Woman
- Angry Black Bitch
- The Field Negro
- Prometheus 6
- Booker Rising
There are other bloggers I can think of who should be on such a list. Keith, Jasmyne and Pam immediately come to mind, and I’m sure they’ll show up on future lists. I’m interested to see how the intention to promote and expose African American bloggers to wider leadership will play out. It’s exactly the kind of thing I meant when I wrote about blogging while brown back in March, and that I hoped would come out of the the Clinton blogger lunch debacle.
Anyway, as always, it’s nice to be included.