A Helping Hand

I've been honored with the Emblem of the Helping Hand Award by RevvyRev of The Certain Sound blog (thecertainsound.blogspot.com).

The Emblem of the Helping Hand Award was started by SJP of Sojourner's Place and serves to acknowledge those who have helped us with our blogging efforts along the way as well as give a helping hand to fellow bloggers. This post is going to be very interesting because of my history blogging, and so many may not even know that they've helped me. Here's a typically wordy post.

Thank You! Thank You Very Much!

1. That Certain Sound by Revvy Rev
I found this blog through a music meme that I inserted myself into and can count on reading it for inspiration. His picture also kind of looks like my the head minister at my alma mater which throw me for a loop each time.

2. Make Fetch Happen by Brigitte
A fashion with context and history blog. Every post is a gem. If you're a Vanity Dark fan you'll truly love this: http://makefetchhappen.blogspot.com/2008/05.

3. Honorable Media by The Honorable, Reecie, (and formerly my fellow Brooklynite, Thesis)
I started reading this during undergrad and continue until this day. No lie, this blog kept me alive through a year in London when I was attending school out there. I was more up to date than I had ever been. If you want music news, fresh and fast check out this blog. Reecie will also put you in your place if you step out of place. I really appreciate this blog and they even linked to my site early on.

4. That Black Girls Site by Corynne
It's more than a blog. This remarkable lady once worked at a magazine I interned at and has began a blogging social media masterpiece. Check out That Black Girls Site for all things black girl under Chic Jones Media LLC.

5. Combo (Because I give respect where it is due): Mrs. Grapevine, Marvalus and Regina
Did I know what I was doing when I randomly inserted myself into a Old School music meme? No. Making someone born in 1986 constantly choose from songs in the first 13 years of her life has provided me with a very welcome Friday morning challenge. Luckily I spent my formative years listening to too much music and watching wayyyy too much tv and so I've been able to keep up. These ladies have welcomed me into the meme and provided welcome support each week.

Most of these blogs could have been listed under the Thank You section, but since I couldn't list everyone above, I'll pass some love on to these sites.

1.AGM New York by Mike
It's that fresh to death photography site. Every time I think of people who have a point to their blogging, I think of Mike. If you're ever in the NY area and want some shots done, I personally recommend him. For my favorite photo, check here.

2. The Happy Go Lucky Bachelor by ClnMike
The heading of the blog says it all, but sometimes it takes serious will power for me to make it past the awesome play list and actually read the blog. It's Esquire for the city cats with a Caribbean twist.

3. Jessica's Agenda on Her Agenda by Jessica
Jessica blogs on awesome social site Her Agenda.Com and is doing her young thing as she juggles school and life. Check out this site to see what piques the mind of young America.

4. Lite Freedom Mariposas by Lite}{
Great blog exploring fashion and design by a Brooklynite living in Atlanta. There's also tons of ideas to help foster your own creativity and design.

5. Volunteer Boston
Last but not least, Volunteer Boston is an organization that one of my college friends is involved with back in Massachusetts. I can't emphasize how important giving back is and I am happy that I'm going to attend an induction meeting soon for a NY Volunteer organization.

Share a Helping Hand with someone today!


1. Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand then "Pay it Forward" by extending your "Helping Hand" to 5 additional bloggers in support and encouragement for their efforts.

2, In passing on the Emblem, each recipient must provide the name of blog or blog author with a link for others to visit.Each recipient must show the Emblem and put the name and link to the blog that has given it to her or him.

3. Link the Emblem to this post: Helping Hand: Much Obliged and Paying it Forward so that others will know it origin and impetus.

4. If you have not already done so, show your recipients some love by adding them to your blog roll, Technorati Favorite list, or in any other way to further let them know that their blog voice is important to you and being heard.

5. Add your name to The Helping Hand meme and don't forget to leave a comment as a permanent record of all Helping Hand recipients.

6. Display the rules.


  1. Congratulations to you!

    Thanks for the shout-out...your OSF postings are some of my favorites!

  2. Hello there! {waves}

    I just wanted to drop in and say "Happy New Year"!!

    {raised glass of sparkling cider} Congratulations on this recognition to all of the honorees!

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

  3. You are extremely deserving and talented. Blessings as you go forward!


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