Celebrating Juneteenth #Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas.

To all celebrating today may this always be a day of remembering and reflection on the freedom to live life and full of opportunities to make the world a better place.

The Blogging Landscape Now

I have noticed there are fewer places on the Internet for self-expression such as blogs. At one point and time, there were many places such as Multiply, Yahoo 360, Xanga, Typepad, Livejournal, and the like. Today it seems there are sites that are more dedicated to commerce and selling stuff. Even WordPress.com is going in that direction.

Blogger, one of the OG platforms has not been significantly updated in years. There are platforms such as Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly that have become more business-focused. Indeed the landscape is very different than it was in the 2000s and 2010s. For a deep dive into the history of blogging check out this article from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Vlogging on YouTube, TikTok and even Instagram has become increasingly popular.

I don’t want to see Instagram and Facebook as the only places for sharing and community. Social media and networking are important. The more outlets the better. Let’s hope for more outlets in the future where old-school blogging still has a place on the web.

Thought Of The Day 06032022

Being in a fandom can suck when other people in the same fandom try to steal all the joy you have found from it. I see so much hate and negativity that it’s quite sad. The re is definitely a curse of having a big heart, an open mind, and sometimes a thin skin. The same can be said about religion.

That’s life for you I guess.

A Needed Friday Off

Friends, I hope your Friday is going well. I took today off as a mental health day and I am glad to be doing some relaxing and productive stuff. I work in a small call center and it can be kinda loud sometimes so taking a 3-day weekend is helpful. I appreciate you keeping things going on the job to all who are working today.

Let’s have a good weekend ahead. Be safe, it’s kinda scary out there. Grace, peace, and love.