Thoughts On Pause; Acknowledging A Shift

Good evening readers. It has been a little while since my last post. Normally, I keep em rolling right at you one after another. It has not been that way recently as I have had to rediscover my motivations for doing what I do. So for those of you who normally have your inbox flooded have a moment of respite (lol) while I figure out what sort of content to serve up next, and the impact that I want it to have.

Recently, I have been mulling over the impact of writing, especially when so many bloggers are addressing the same issues. Yes, we keep up with the latest set backs of Affirmative Action by the Supreme Court, the foolishness of the NYPD in opening themselves up to ridicule on social media. But, is that all? Is blogging just regurgitating the news? I certainly hope not.

This post comes out of a sense of not feeling what is appropriate to address next, and the desire to communicate in spite of that fact. And of course, it is also just a little check in post to let you all know I am still around. In real life, I have been working on the next few events of the Phoenix Forum, and will be attending #BloggerWeek down in D.C. next week. This behind the scenes work can pull you away from the fast paced world of social media, but that is just reality. See you when I see you next. Peace.


Marc W. Polite

Yes, I really just wrote about my creative slump.


  1. Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize you don’t have to add your insight or time to every topic out there. I agree some of the blogging is getting kind of stale but you always know how you put your own spin on things so keep that up!

  2. That is a great point J. Nicole. There are times where you just don’t want to add to the echo chamber out there. I did not start blogging to become a Black ditto head. Thank you!

  3. I think we all have been in our own little slumps. I’ve been trying to find a way to discuss these issues while also having a platform to discuss some topics I believe are important to be heard from the perspective of a black male. People like you and the work you do always encourage and hold me accountable. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next.

  4. I hate to say it but yeah, Jennifer is right. I know I get caught up from time to time with he black celebrity blogging rabbit hole, where I see the most popular black bloggers and find myself trying to keep up with what they do. For me it’s a matter of taking a step back and reminding myself what I’m in this game for, what I want to bring to this, and reminding myself that what I offer is good enough. We don’t need to keep up with anyone or anything, eff team Black Ditto

  5. Thank you Stanley. I appreciate your comments. Its hard to balance between addressing what is, and saying something poignant and original.

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