BuddahDesmond’s Place is now 8 years old! It’s almost hard to believe I’ve been blogging for nearly 10 years. I was in undergrad when I first started reading blogs. But I didn’t get serious about creating my own blog until the summer of 2005. I was inspired by Trent Jackson, Frank Leon Roberts, Clay Cane, Keith Boykin, Frederick Smith, and Rashid Darden (to name a few). I was taken away by this new medium of expression and the fact that it afforded new ways of sharing ideas and perspectives, fostering creativity, and building community. At that point I knew I had to give blogging a try. And that’s when my blog, then titled “BuddahDesmond’s Rapture,” came into fruition.
My blog serves as a symbol of my appreciation for the arts and entertainment. It’s also a place where I share my experiences and commentary on life, love, relationships, politics, and social issues. As the years progressed, I’ve always tried to find ways to keep it fresh. The 101 Days Project; Weekly Musings on Life, Love, and Politics; Influences; Tributes; event reviews and author inspiration posts have continued push the blog into new bounds and challenge my skills as a writer. It’s my mission to keep pushing myself and my platform as much as I can.
I thank you for all of the support over the years. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blog as much as I’ve enjoyed creating the posts! Feel free to check out and comment on some of the posts I’ve highlighted from the past year in the “Related Posts” section.
Until next time… Peace, Love, and Many Blessings, BuddahDesmond!
Running Into Memories: A Tribute to Vesta Williams (1957-2011)
Day 71: Nothin’ But Love for Whitney Houston
Day 78: Donna Summer – Tribute to a Bad Girl
101 Days Project is Complete!
101 Days Project: Prevail
Happy 1st Anniversary to ‘Prevail’!
Power of Love: A Contemporary Aside (from ‘Prevail’)
Influences: Maya Angelou and Her Poetry in “Poetic Justice”
Day 84: Inspiration from Toni Morrison
Influences: Billie Holiday “Lady Day”
From “Audrey Hepburn” to “Better,” Chrisette Michele is Unstoppable
Jody Watley is Still a Thrill
Day 101: Teedra Moses, The Lioness Live in DC
Black Bloggers Connect: BHM Entry | Kevin Powell – How To Make History (Event Review)
A Personal Reflection on Father’s Day
Celebrate Love Every Day (A Valentine’s Day Post)
Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco’s “One Today”
Weekly Musings on Life, Love, and Politics – Week 6
Weekly Musings on Life, Love, and Politics – Week 7
Weekly Musings on Life, Love, and Politics – Week 10