A very good blogging buddy of mine responded to a post that I wrote and I felt that our exchange was a good post for today so it is below…
“I heard about this video last night on the news. I am glad to have found it here on your blog. I don’t talk much about politics with my blogging community, (I don’t want to ruin any of the friendships that I have made) but since you brought it up… I am still undecided myself. (My vote was going to go to John Edwards until he dropped out.) I plan on doing some digging around to get a firm stance before the OH primary. But what an awesome time to be an American. A woman or an African-American could be president! WOW!! I am so happy that my kids will not have to hear the conversations that I heard growing up… “This country will never see a (woman and/or African- American) president” My boys will SEE it! I hope that Obama and Hillary can run on the ticket together after the dust settles. I feel that together they could and will change the US. And Lord knows we need change!!!”
And my response was…
I agree! Growing up I heard that a Woman or a Ni**er would never run this country and here we are 2008 and a Woman or an African American could possibly take it all!!! It is awesome; this is HISTORY in the makings! I also was considering voting for Edwards. I don’t particularly like Hillary. I wanted Edwards and Obama together, but now we’ll have to see. But the one definite truth is that we do NEED CHANGE!!
I also had reservations about any political issues on my blog, because I didn’t want to lose readers, but as I thought about It I decided that my blog should be an extension of me and if people can’t embrace my ideas on my blog than do you really want them to come back? I went through the same thing when I first started blogging and all of my readers were white(because a white woman who I love and respect got me into blogging and I would go through her comments and visit her people), so I purposely kept any talk that would indicate me as black out of the blog. Boy, me and God went toe to toe on that issue, because I was getting frustrated with not having an audience who could identify with me on some issues such as food, child rearing issues, etc. There were some cultural issues that I felt an all white audience could not understand! I do NOT want an all WHITE audience, or an all BLACK, or an all FEMALE, audience. I crave diversity on my blog, and genuine connections with all types of people! And finally I came to the realization that what counts most to me is sharing myself, my love, my family, my faith, and my life with others, because My God is Great, and My Family is Awesome! That is why I started blogging and anyone who didn’t like it didn’t have to return!
So thanks *****, for allowing me the opportunity to express this and for being a blog buddy!
I think I may have to post this!!! I’ll take your name out of course!
Peace & Love
So this was our conversation, very interesting huh? Blogging should be an extension of you; a forum where you share the real you with the real world. If people don’t understand and accept the real you than they should get to stepping!!