About LuvvNation, Building an Amazing Audience and Blogging On Your Own Terms
These last 48 hours have had me in stitches! I have laughed myself into hiccups over our BLAXIT shenanigans. Both the post of us Black folks talmbout what we’re taking if we leave and the one with my white readers negotiating terms with us. Read them and get your entire life! In fact, the conversation is still hot on my Facebook page an every time I visit the threads, I see more comments t howl to the blue-corned moon about.
I have said it many times before and I will continue to say it. One of them things I am most proud of is the online community I’ve built over these 13 years of blogging. I have THE BEST eFamily ever and this isn’t up for debate. Most websites on the internet are the den of iniquity and the rule is “NEVER READ THE COMMENTS” but half the fun of my site and my Awesomely Luvvie Facebook page are the comments. Because the folks who read my work are some hilarious, summagoons. They make me laugh til tears stream down my face. They are funnier than me OFTEN and I’m okay with that. And they make me really grateful because they keep hope alive for me, even during dark times.
They call themselves LuvvNation and they are my play cousins. I have hundreds of thousands of play cousins, y’all. They’re Black, white, brown, and all colors. The oldest amongst them is 94 years old (shoutout to Mother Doretha). They identify across all sexual orientations, genders. They are ALL OVER the world, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Yesterday, I was reflecting on this on Twitter, and it led to a rant about how I’ve cultivated this strong audience over the years, and blogging on my own terms. I wanted to share that with y’all here. If you can’t view it below, read the tweets on Storify!
My favorite picture to SHOW people who LuvvNation is: