May 30, 2007

Village is 100 Posts Old

I just noticed that we passed the century mark in terms of posts here on the Electronic Village. Take a seat Barry Bonds ... the Villager is piling up the career numbers. We began this venture with our first post in mid-January ... and here we are a few months later with 100+ posts. We are still trying to get comfortable in the blogging world. Some of the highlights of the first 100 posts are as follows:
I have been asked to provide five reasons that I blog. I will respond to that request in the coming days. However, I can share that one of the rewards of blogging is when others share their village voice in the form of comments. I thought it would be interesting to close out this 100-post retrospective by listing the most popular posts over the first five months of our existence.

Jan/Feb 2007
Black History Quiz (2 village voices)

Mar 2007
30,000 Bloggers (17 village voices)
Police Arrest 7-Year Old Child (11)
5 Blogs That Make Me Think (10)

Apr 2007
Introduce Yourself (34 village voices)
Imus Fired, Is Hip-Hop Next? (26)
Roots, 30 Years Later... (25)

May 2007
Manic Monday: Red (36 village voices)
Wordless Wednesday (30)

I have no idea where the next 100 posts will take us. However, I pledge to be consistent in efforts to grow our Electronic Village community. I hope that you will regularly sit underneath our baobob tree and enjoy dialogue with other elders in our village. Let's share information, ideas and thoughts with one another in an effort to grow and improve!

Feel free to share your thoughts, comments or village voice about your experience over the past 100 posts here in the Electronic Village. What would you like to see added? deleted? improved?


Martin Lindsey said...

Congratulations. I just recently passed the century mark too.

Hey, I have a sugestion on a different spelling for the reference to Black bloggers. Why not say "Afrosphere" which ties in Afrikan people and "blogosphere" as a more natural contraction of both words?

Congrats and keep up the outstanding work.

Unknown said...

Martin - Congrats on hitting the century mark! Methinks that the 'afrospear' and 'afrosphere' spelling are currently being used interchangeably. You'll notice that I go back & forth depending on how militant I'm feeling at any given moment (smile)! Have you formally joined the Afrophere group/family already?

peace, Villager

Viqi French said...

Hey Villager!
Thanks so very much for sending me John Chow's ebook! Fyi, I posted about how wonderfully timed your sending it was at my other site and thanked you with a link.

Check out the post at:

You're all that and a bag of chips! ;-)


Viqi French said...

And happy 100th post, too!!

plez... said...

i thought i had posted a comment earlier today, but i'm back to make sure that this one sticks!

CONGRATULATIONS! authoring 100 posts is quite an accomplishment in such a short amount of time... it took me almost a year to get to 100!

you're doing a great job and keep up the good work. BLOG ON!

Rethabile said...

Congrats. Just keep posting. We all need it.

Lori said...

Happy 100th! If you don't mind me asking, where do you get those thought-provoking quotes you run along the left side of you blog?
Keep up the great work!

Yobachi said...

Wow, you're moving fast. I started my at the end of February and I'm only up to 18 post.

Well, congrats on the milestone. I'm just trying to hit 50 by the end of the summer.

credo said...


Today, May 31, I celebrated with post 1088 and counting.

Danielle said...

I can honestly say that I have been a proud villager "almost" from the get go. I look forward to my visits and ALWAYS come away both educated and enlightened my friend.
My advice is simple...
Keep doing what you do and I will be here with you.

Be well

Unknown said...

KweenKong, Plez, Rethabile and Yobachi - Shukran!

Lori - Thanks for the kind words. I'm currently using quotes from a Sabayt Publications booklet called 'Famous Black Quotations'.

Danielle - Thank you for your continued support and advice. I readily acknowledge that I got through my first month as a blogger with insights and examples that I rec'd from Modern Musings! You pointed me to Wordless Wednesdays and other features that are currently used here in the Electronic Village. I'm proud to have you as a blogger colleague!

Anonymous said...

Hey Villager, thanks for putting a smile on my face. Happy 100th!

Keep up the amazing work!

Unknown said...

Benin - My pleasure! It is fun to see the growth of the Black bloggers out here in the Afrosphere!

peace, Villager