I created Brown Girl Bloggers in 2014 because after blogging for almost a year I didn’t know many black or brown bloggers. I was especially interested in connecting with women so that I could have blogging friends and surround myself with positive creative people.
I had NO idea, not even an inkling, that Brown Girl Bloggers would turn into what it is today. We’re continuously growing and as always my goal is to help minority creatives online. It’s changed from only wanting to connect with other bloggers to writing blog posts that help and inspire to helping bloggers connect with brands and even hosting events. It’s crazy.
I love when I see bloggers making connections in the comments on Instagram and talking with each other after a #BGBChat. I also love when y’all support each other. I mean real genuine support.
We have a hashtag on Twitter and Instagram #browngirlbloggers. I see y’all promoting your posts through the hashtag but I want to know if you take the time to go through it and support your fellow brown girls?
I can only retweet or repost so many people each day and it’s my hope that y’all are making connections with each other. You need blogging friends. Those people you can text when you see something funny or ridiculous online. Blogging friends who will encourage you when you’re down and who create content that truly inspires you.
Today I’m asking you to support one other Brown Girl Blogger. Comment on her blog post (we love comments since no one does it anymore), like her Instagram picture and tell her she looks good, or maybe find a blogger in your city to connect with in person.
This community is only as good as you make it. I can only do so much but the rest is up to you.
Here is a storify of the Jan 25, 2017 #BGBChat.
Btw, I’m planning some events this year. What do y’all want to see?