Sunday, July 29, 2007

Welcome to the Knewness

I've had conversations and even read other bloggers as they've pondered "why they write." I'll admit, when I started this blogging thing I was caught up in the 'knewness'from the different layouts, topics, to the comments, every bit of it was exciting, but then I started to assess my being here...especially since I'm not a writer; what was the purpose, besides it just being fun? I've come to realize that I don't do this thing for me, but because of me; because of who God made me. It's not just fun, but I'm here for whomever;
- may read.
- may laugh.
- may cry.
- may remember.
- may tell a friend.
- may learn.
- may apply.


I don't write just for my 'health', but for the wealth of my people...and I pray you get rich everytime you read me. This has been a WONDERFUL journey, I've met some great minds; some I hope to continue calling 'friend.' It's amazing how much we're able to impact lives through this simple pleasure. I know we all have our reasons for being here, and will do this thing regardless of how many comments we get from day to day, or in spite of the traffic detected from a site-meter. I think there's so much POWER in this outreach tool, people that may never make their presence known may have been possitively effected by you, so keep doing what you're doing. I hope you guys dig the knew layout...I thought it was a perfect fit.

Now, with all that crap out of the way...I'd like to welcome you all to a Brand Knew Day!!!

33 comments:

Tom_Gurl said...

I'm LOVING the new layout! Very fitting!

I'm enlightened everytime I visit your blog, and I do learn a thing or two!

I read, laugh, and remember (haven't cried yet, but I don't doubt it'll be a matter of time-I cry at almost anything!)...and I'll keep coming back to see what funny and interesting truths you have..!

DurtyMo said...

I LOVE THE LAYOUT 2!!!!

Awwww what a nice post! I enjoy readin ya blog cuz you're funny and you're soooo positive! I'm glad that we have this conduit to share our feelings, have a good time and just be.

Peace & Love Homie!

JustMeWriting said...

THANKS GUYS FOR THE KIND WORDS! I was planning on changing the look and overall feel of things for a minute now.

I ran this look by my son yesterday and he was feeling it, so here we are. hahah! You guys are my favorite new additions (shhhhhh-don't tell nobody).

Tom_Gurl said...

**wipes tear** see, you got the tears flowing!! Knew it ould only be a matter of time... LOL!!

I'm somebody's favorite!! Woooo hoo-party over here!!!

*straight-faced* Ok...silliness stopped now! lol!

Tom_Gurl said...

Typo!!....*would* is what 'ould' is meant to say! D'oh!

anonymousnupe said...

You know, if you get many more readers you're gonna lose your 8a small-blogger status.

If you write, then you are a writer. You may not get paid (yet) to do it, and you may not be a member of the NABJ, but if one person besides yourself reads it, then you are a writer.

I think you need to have the Sting song Brand Knew Day play (but only for, like, 5 seconds) every time your page loads.

You know how I feel about you. Don't make me put it out there like dat.

What’s really interesting is the network you’ve become the fulcrum for, at least in my estimation. Your site has served as a conduit for others, affording access to for the rest of us to those very same “great minds,” specifically the ones who have their own blogs.

Keep studying, and keep bringing your material strong to the fray. Above all else, continue to use your powers for good, not evil.

JustMeWriting said...

tom-gurl: don't worry...typo's are welcome here...SINCE I'M THE QUEEN (nupe-BE QUIET)lol. Girl, and I type kinda fast, but proread even faster...lol, that's why I miss so much, (but I'm glad I've got friends who make me the wiser)

nupe: don't be tryna make me misty...lol. THANK YOU SHUGA-PIE, those words mean so much and if I'm ever blessed to be able to publish ANYTHING...guess who's going to proof read it??? LOL.

I wish I knew how to have a song play in the begining...I'll have to check that out...because I like that idea.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I am loving your new lay out!! It's very fitting.

Ms. Behaving said...

*GASP* I'm diggin' on this new layout!!! [Hmm...why come I didn't find this one??? lol]

Lookin good sis...lookin good :-)

JustMeWriting said...

thanks diva...I was soooo lucky to find it before ms.b...LOL

ms.b: HAHAHAH (don't read the above message) lol. YEAH... it would have gone real nice with you spot title too... thanks mama...

Opinionated Diva said...

Of course I noticed the new lay out first...and I was definitely feeling it. Then I started reading. My first thought was, "Oh snap...I know she's not saying Goodbye." Was about to send myself a reminder note to call you and harass you later.

But finally, you welcomed us to the brand knewday. Thnx girl! This is one of my FAVORITE blogs, so I was glad to see that you plan to stick around these parts for good.

Now about you not being a writer. Are you for real? I know you don't believe that - you just can't. Have you ever went back and re-read some of the things you have written. Are you loca en la cabeza? You are a writer miss thang! SMH...I can't see how you could read your stuff and not view you any other way.

Honey-Libra said...

At first I was like I cant see nothing on her dang on page LOL..then it finished loading and I was like awww cute!! LOVESSSS IT. Anywho I started a blog cause someone else I knew had one then it kinda just took on a mind of it's on...when I write I get lots of things off my chest..I've "met" wonderful people in person and via internet

I love coming by your blog...if anything I learn something new :)

dc_speaks said...

very nice indeed.

you have a fantastic blog and express very real and important issues.

You keep doing what you're doing!!

Nic said...

Hey Miss Lady

Love the "knew" layout.
You know, you were one of the people who inspired me to keep up with this whole blogging thing. Just reading your hilarious/ supportive comments really helped.

DurtyMo said...

Ok so I'm being real nosey. Who is anonymous ..hmpf! ha!

Andrew The Asshole said...

The layout is quite sexy. Thanks for being here for me.

JustMeWriting said...

op.d: hahahah...I thought about things sounding as if I was leaving, but I'm glad you read the rest before calling and cusin me out...LOL. Girl, I KNOW you KNOW you're one of my SPECIAL favorites...LOL. There are so many blogs that I read and like, but don't get far past the page, but only a few have allowed the going 'beyond the veil' and that's a special place...I thank you!

honey: thank you so much and I'm so glad you've learned something wow...and I just try to be entertaining...lol. I started my blog after dc.

dc: thanks much dude.

nic: OOOHHHH... thank you lady...you know you're sooo precious, we're the dynamic comic duo...LOL.

mo: HAHAHAHAH...girl, he ain't nobody special...LOL, sike, he's another blogger (SERIOUSLY) His site is on my blog roll too.

a.a: hahahah...well thank you shuga-pie and i'm glad you come to me and allow me to come to you...your a good arsehole...LOL.

CapCity said...

love the "knew" layout & perfect video/song, Sis!
I agree w/ anon-nupe - u write = you're a writer.

As a Christian u know you're blaspheming: U keep denying God's Gifts & they'll be taken from U! And cease denigrating yourself & your form of self expression. I'm almost insulted - if u call your stuff crap, why am I (& so many others) here reading it - what's that say about US?....

...lemme just give u a cyber Hug & go on 'bout my biz...I need to go cool off - u done got me FIRED Up!!! ;-)

Sheri said...

Well...for me all of the above apply. I may not respond much but I always check you out. In your blogs I find so much...peace, strength, refuge, encouragement and enlighment. I am sure there are 100 more words that i could type to describe how your writing impacts my life but it would just take too long.

You, my friend, have always made me proud with your words...ever since we were in English 102 together. Yeah, I listened even then... although you swear all I did was pay attention to the boys! Your gift is so hard to ignore. Keep doing your thing girl and keep making the world proud.

P.S. Thank you for the gang post. The different perspectives really gave me different insights and really helped!!!

Organized Noise said...

I'm feeling the new layout and glad to be a part of a "Brand Knew Day".

Sheri said...

Capcity...AMEN!!! Preach sister...WB you better stop playing and listen!!!!

Ms. Behaving said...

LOL @ "I was soooo lucky to find it before ms.b"

You're right about that cuz you already know I'd have been all over this.

dc_speaks said...

thanks for the mention...I really appreciate the fact that you started blogging on here the way you have.

You are certainly an inspiration to me and i continue to hold on to the name of my blog "I AM INSPIRED"...thanks, son.

JustMeWriting said...

SHERI I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING AGAINST ME...lol. (thank you lamb-chop)You already know how precious you are and you may have been listening, but you was STILL lookin at dem boys...LOL!

cap: LOL... YOU'RE RIGHT, I'M SORRY...I'm hanging my head in shame right now.

o.n: thanks shuga...you're welcome and I'm glad to have you.

anonymousnupe said...

JMW, it is?!

And durtymo, if she told you then I might as well go by my real name, Wazzell Pickard, then right?

CapCity said...

Sistah JMW...Queens don't hang nothing in Shame. Just Keep your head UP, your shoulders back & let them hips swang proudly. U know U are ALL that cuz u're made righteously ;-). We all slip sometimes but U are there to remind ME when the Devil's lying, so I'm glad to return the favor! HUGZ Mahma!

Ticia said...

Thanks Girl...

I feel the same way you do!!!

malieta said...

I love the new look....I thought that I made a mistake at first until I started reading:) Very nice Just! BTW I just want you to know that I am very inspired and very proud of you! Your insights, thoughts and just having yourself together is awesome. When I was your age I was nowhere near where you are today. You are the best!

InSecretsItrust said...

the question is...can you keep a secret...?

DurtyMo said...

lol@ nupe.. my bad dang...

Sojourner G said...

Aiight aiight! I'm widdit! This looks good Shug. And I'm really with what you wrote about writing. A lot of us struggle within ourselves about why we do what we do, and believe me, it changes from time to time. But it's good to get back to the root of what this whole thing was about when you started. It's important to branch out, but you gotta stay rooted. Thanks for helping me figure that out.

Tif said...

A knew day I love it, I also love your new layout. I just would like to thank you and all the writers that can put in to words what some of us can not. This is a tool that you use in such a postive and inspiring way. Keep it up.


Also don't ever sell yourself short again you are a writer because I am a reader.

PS: Only you could find a song from The Wiz and a topic to go with it LOL.

Mega Rich said...

I've been wanting to customize my blog for the longest, but the format has stuck so far. Anyway, I like the new look you have here. And I don't know what you are talking aobut, but you are definitely a writer.

I love the line - I've accepted who I am while realizing who I want to be.

Profound