Obviously I haven't posted very much in quite some time. That's not to say that I don't feel any less passionate about the blog. I was toying with putting up a youtube channel, however, I'm so staunch on the focus of the blog not being on appearances (which is why I never post pics of my self and/or personal life...call me paranoid. Plus I don't want that kind of attention. I don't even have a Facebook, so its not just here, hee hee).
I've just decided to put a Hiatus on the blog until I can properly give it my full attention and take my time writing posts instead of just rushing to finish because that takes the fun out of something that is really special to me.
Am I changing the world? Am I making any type of difference? Most likely not, but I think this blog is a good thing to be floating out there. I started it because when I searched in google for 'black girl heavy metal' I didn't find a lot of information out there and I felt disheartened because I know others like me existed, thanks to Afropunk, but no one had any personal blogs that I could find. So, I wanted to create a blog that got straight to the point for all the other curious souls who were interested in the subject to easily search for.
I guess I wanted validation. And I wanted others to have validation as well. I think Its so important for things like this to exist.
I realized that sure, being a black girl into heavy metal is perhaps unique, but from the emails I get and from some of the comments, A LOT, of people identify with it. I've gotten emails from the young, the old, White, Black, Asian, Latino, Mixed, male, female, and even one particular well known metal musician (trust me, I got proof it was the real deal) that have all identified in some way with being different. Our commonality being the fact that we all have a love for the same music.
And I get soooo many emails from like minded individuals who have started their own blogs or started bands because of this one. That's really metal and inspiring.
I never had the audacity to think that this would amount to anything or that anyone would read my rantings/opinions (as my writing is so informal and grammatically dodgy). And to some it may still not be, but to me 99 subscribers just rips. It's insane that I'm one person away from getting 100 subscribers.
This might be a short month long hiatus (even though its already been four months) or even a year long but I do intend to keep posting when I find time. I'll keep the blog up so people can see that there are PLENTY of black girls into heavy metal. As well as people who are not black but listen to heavy metal who are very much interested in learning a different perspective on the matter.
Alright, I'm done gushing. Don't want to sound too preachy here, Keep it Metal folks.