February 26, 2005

I blog therefore I am

I blog therefore I am?

Well, who IS Sepia? I ask myself that question daily. Woman. African American. 40 something. Mom. Social advocate? Music & karaoke lover? Nerd & self proclaimed internet junkie? YEAH! That's IT! :)

I have actually said that I wasn't gonna do this. What could I possibly say that would be of use to the world at large? My internet experience started back in 1997 with AOL 3.0. My best friend had a computer and life wasn't the same again. Black Voices. com became my new cyber home. Being online afforded me a new social existence. Where else can you find a like minded group of people in milliseconds? I was lured and courted by graphics, games, email, chat rooms, and a whole range of online activities.

Starting out on AOL, typing became a necessity, but eventually, my online evolution brought me to the voice chat experience. From the silent sanctum of AOL and BV over 30 and 40 to the new voice chat site of Mplayer, (now defunct, under new management as www.livve.com). Personalities that were restrained and identified through various text and font styles were freed by the sounds of vocal indentation, tone and expression.

I have often said that the black chat experience is nomadic in nature. The core of us veteran chatters often seek new fertile ground to explore, yet will send back for others in the "vocal tribe" for a familiar face and voice. "Water seeks its own level" is so true. Still, ever the internet adventurer, online friends tiring of Mplayer found Paltalk.com, which is my current vocal chat oasis. (www.paltalk.com). I have been on that site since 1999 in the African american lobby. Other lobbies are available and I do visit the social issues, karaoke and music areas, but the AA lobby is my online haven.


I happened upon the world of Blogitry, (is that even a word *lol*), and have been a fan ever since. The first blog I purposely read was related to politics and the Presidential election of 2004, which was the Daily Kos (www.thedailykos.com). After that it became a treasure hunt of links. blogs, personalities and virtual opinions. Reading personal blogs has only become a recent hobby and the wide variety out there means I will always have a new blog to explore.


Some of my favorite blogs / links are:

http://blackinformant.com/ (that also features a wealth of African american sites),

http://www.ugogurl.com/index.php, (a guide to travel for Sisters of Color),

http://www.blackamericaweb.com/ (News).

Now, here I am. *sigh* What have I gotten myself into? ;) I'm gonna try and see how this goes. Say a prayer, this may be a bumpy ride.


Sepialove





16 comments:

Saleem said...

As a person who is fairly internet savvy... I'm familiar with tons of blogs and websites. It's delightful to visit one that has such a sparkling FRESH voice. Thank you sincerely for it's creation... I'll certainly come back to visit regularly.

Anonymous said...

love you SEPIA...ur a such an intelligent black woman :)...jus be glad i don live nex door ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for telling us about you. It is clear to see that you are a very intelligent woman with a keen insight on one's self. And, you are someone who is not afraid to be bubbly yet highly intelligent. You seem to be a very fun person. You represent womanhood well. :D

Anonymous said...

NICE SEPIA I LOVE TO READ TOO READING TAKES YOU TO FAR AWAY PLACES AND IT DON'T COST YOU ANYTHING TO GO THERE IT MAKES YOUR MIND FULL AND COMPLETE AND IT ENHANCES YOUR INTER MOST THOUGHTS .............. BIG UPS TO READING YOUR COUNTRY SISTER MZ CHERRY LYNN

Sigman3 said...

Very nice Sepia. Eventhough I'm not an avid reader, if it gets my attention, I can read all day. I loved reading what you wrote and would visit again. Thanks for the invitation to this site.

TGARR said...

You know I don't think i've ever shared this with you Sepia, but you are amazing to me in many ways. From the first time I seen you in BV chat years ago there was something about you that I could never put my finger on. I think this short Bio explains why you caught and still hold my attention so much. I never told you that and now you know..LoL.

Nommo said...

Sistah Sepia is far more than she admits. She is an exceptional teacher, a giving heart, an informed mind, and much more.
I am as grateful to her for the times we've argued as i am for the times we've collaborated. Each time resulted in growth for me.
Thank you dear Sistah Sepia.

Anonymous said...

wow... very interesting sepia.. I have heard the term of "blogger".. wasnt sure of what it is.. but after reading ur statement.. I now understand and i comend u on ur stance. U are 1 outstanding woman, I applaud you..

Niecy said...

Sepia....How dare you listen to the illiterate so and so's on paltalk about your blog content. Most of them have the attention span of a bus stop and the reading comprehension of toe jam. Come on now, YOU do you...those who find you entertaining and real will continue to read and comment, those who dont, well the world doesn't really need them anyways, so you definitely not to read your blog, and God forbid, to comment.

PUTERPIMP said...

LOL.... HEY SEPIA... ITS ME!! ur INTERNET BABY DADDY!!!just wanted to stop by and take a look at ur NEW HOUSE.. and its NICE and i know that you will fix it up the way u want it to be... when ur DONE.. let me know and just like in REAL LIFE... imma try and MOVE in !!! ROFL... I LOVE YOU LIKE A PLAY COUSIN

Anonymous said...

Nothing is more sexy than an intelligent woman that can make a complete sentence...keep up the good work!!!

INDINKA said...

Your are such an intelligent black woman. I have'nt heard the term of "blogger".. .Dont let anyone steal your joy.. Iam impress !!!!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WK,, LOVE YA

Anonymous said...

OH MY SEPHIAAAAAAA ..I'M LOVING THIS AND THE PIC OF YOU AS A CHILD IS SIMPLY WONERFUL love EYES

Sexypanther said...

Sepia, I truly enjoyed reading everything you had to say.. It was all very enlightening. I also think the baby pic is precious.. Keep up the good work!

Ms. Tee said...

Hey Sepia,

I love your blog.... Very well written!! Your writing skills really shine through.

It's funny, witty, informative, and done tastefully. Keep up the great work... WTG :)

Villager said...

I hope you decided to start blogging more often again. There are many more African American bloggers today than when you first started. We would love to hear your voice again...

peace, Villager