Nominated for Best New Blog & Best Personal Blog for The Black Weblog Awards 2011
Oh yes, Dirty Pretty Thangs is on the ballot in TWO categories for this year’s Black Weblog Awards!!
I am so excited about this. I’ve always voted in the Black Weblog Awards but never thought that my blog was good enough to be up there with the likes of my favorites: The Beautiful Struggler, Very Smart Brothers, Soulbounce and AfroBella. But here I am. You can add Dirty Pretty Thangs to that incredible collective. These blogs and the awesome people who run them have been nothing but supportive and encouraging to me in my blogging, so it is an honor to be nominated for a BWA alongside them.
I want to thank EVERYBODY who has supported me in blogging, from my time on MySpace to right now on Dirty Pretty Thangs and all of my blogging incarnations in between. A HUGE shout-out to Luvvie and Alise, my [e]Sisters who not only redesigned my blog, but rescued it from the brink of death when a virus had it down for months. I want to show love to my parents who made me understand that there was nothing wrong with me when I preferred to stay in and read as opposed to going out and playing. Eternal Love to my Grandma who always had something else somewhere for me to read once I had gone through all her Good Housekeeping and Jet magazines. Thank you to J.California Cooper and Bernice L. McFadden, two amazing Black women authors who inspire me daily. I will be forever owe a debt of gratitude to my Junior High School English teacher Ms. Nellie Cook (Jefferson, now) who taught me the most important lessons I’ve ever learned about writing.