April 6, 2009

BlackBlogWatch.com Tracks Black Blogs

Drumbeats from AAPP took us to a new online community that tracks the best African American Authored Blogs ... BlackBlogWatch.com.

Enter the Invitation Code 8BEACFFBED8F834D when you register at BlackBlogWatch.com and you'll automatically be connected to my Villager profile.

This unique site was created by Courtney Payne. He is a full-time contractor and budding entrepreneur from Fort Washington, Maryland. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University. BlackBlogWatch.com runs on SmartCF Software that he created to run his online community/social networking package. Hopefully, this brother gets hooked up with the BDPA Washington DC chapter because he has skillz!

11 comments:

MsMarvalus said...

I'm all in!

Good looking out, Villager!

Villager said...

Ms. Marvalus - If you like it ... share the 411 with your blog readers as well...

Black Women in Europe said...

Courtney's site is off the hook. I found it a while ago and am glad to be reminded about it.

And thanks for making me the Village Voice today!

Hugs from Sweden.

Villager said...

Adrianne - I'm still trying to put all of these good resources, such as BBW.com, into a usable framework. I take it from your note that you hadn't found a compelling reason to visit it very often, huh?

Yobachi said...

How does one get their blog added to that site? I didn't see any information there addressing that.

Villager said...

Yobachi - There should be a feedback option on the homepage that allows you to send an email to the brother that owns the site... or you can introduce yourself and ask to have your site(s) added...

Phil Davis said...

Black Blog Watch is a visually and technically brilliant.

The problem for bloggers is that Black Blog Watch will ultimately reduce traffic to the source blogs.

What I mean is that if I can read your blog and everybody elses blog at Black Blog Watch, "what reason do I have to visit you site or anybody elses?" And if I don't come to your site, I never get the total flavor of your site. If readers never make it to your site they will not see what a blogger is communicating with design, special offers, sidebar wisdom, etc. In other words, when your content is displayed in the framework of Black Blog Watch, the distinctive voice of the blogger does not come through.

An alternative for African American bloggers if they want more exposure for their blogs is to list their blogs in the open and unrestricted feed that is at

www.afronary.net/feed

All black related blogs are welcome.

This feed and the technology are not perfect but it TAKES READERS DIRECTLY to the source blog thus giving the reader the total flavor/look feel and offers which bloggers have worked hard to design.

Anyone can add a African American related blog to www.afronary.net


Peace
Phil

MacDaddy said...

I love the concept. I'm going to check it out now.

Villager said...

Phil - I blogged about Afronary.net last year. I'll bring that post up to today so my newer blog readers are aware of your service.

MacDaddy - Excellent!

BlackAdTalk - Black Webmaster Forum said...

Glad to see someone connecting all the black blogs... Will have to submit my blog.

Villager said...

Black Ad Talk - I hope that you find reason to come back and share your village voice with us again...