Black Web Friday 5/25/12; The Last One

Greetings, and welcome to the last edition of Black Web Friday. I don’t have much to say except that I hope some of the folks I’ve linked to get some traffic, gets a few new commenters, and that it helps some of them to be seen as influential enough in some fashion to finally start making some “best of” lists. I know it’s probably a pipe dream since even most of the people I’ve featured haven’t found out about it, but I like dreaming. If you want to see what started the whole thing, check out the first one.

Black Web Friday

By the way, during this series I didn’t mention it often, but a lot of these people have their own independent businesses as well, so my hope is that if their blogs have been visited that people have taken some time to see what else they do. There’s a lot of unknown talent out there, and if I’ve helped even one person get work, I feel proud of what I’ve done here. Oh, and I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief moment for myself and point you to an interview I did on a site called Credit Card Assist, my first talking about my financial blog. Hey, I’m also a black blogger, right? 🙂

Here we go, and I’ll have more links than usual since it’s my last time.

Demetria Lucas is known as Belle, hence the name of her blog A Belle In Brooklyn. She’s a life coach, but she’s also been named one of the top black bloggers by both The Root and Black Enterprise Magazine, both of whom I’ve been shooting for; sigh… She writes a lot about entertainment and relationships, including answering questions that people send her, something I’ve been thinking about starting. Standard WordPress comment system.

Tami Highbaugh-Abdullah writes the blog Aries GDIM, which stands for Graphic Design & Internet Marketing. Her blog talks mainly about social media, internet marketing and technology, which figures since she’s one of the first people to get a degree in internet marketing. It’s great stuff; one of her latest posts was about Facebook lists, something I never even knew existed. Too bad it’s a Disqus blog, which has prevented me from commenting on it, but at least it’s fun to read from time to time.

Sharon Hurley Hall‘s eponymous blog (by now y’all know what that word means lol) is about writing and blogging, as she’s a professional writer. She doesn’t write a lot but when she does write it’s pretty good stuff. And it’s a standard WordPress comment system.

Regina Baker‘s blog is also named after her, and she writes mainly about marketing, both online and offline because that’s what she does as a consultant. Since I’m the world’s worst marketer, I need to check in on it from time to time to learn more lessons. Standard WordPress commenting system.

Marshawn Evans is hot; she looks good too. lol She’s an attorney who’s become quite the celebrity by showing up on a lot of news stations, magazines, and other media appearances. She writes about media and marketing, and I have to admit I’ve never seen anything that’s needed her legal skills on her blog. There’s a lot of motivational posts as well, geared more towards women but I’ve found that men can get a lot from those teaching women how to empower themselves. She has two ways to comment on her blog, one is Facebook, the other one I’m not sure how to identify, which means it’s not WordPress.

I know someone has to be asking “Hey, where’s the dudes?” Okay, the last one of the day is for Joey Pinkney, and his blog is something a bit different than the norm. Basically what he does is interview people, mainly black authors and writers, as well as doing book reviews. His goal is to help black authors be better known; it’s great to close with his blog since that was a similar quest I’ve had with this series. And it’s a standard WordPress commenting system, although he does have the dreaded captcha on it; oh well, no one’s perfect. 🙂

There you have it, the final edition of Black Web Friday. What will come now? Who knows? For awhile nothing specific, except to try to write as much as I can about things that people find interesting; at least what I hope people find interesting. Please visit these folks, give them some love, and tell them Mitch sent you; then watch them scramble around trying to figure out who Mitch is. lol

20 thoughts on “Black Web Friday 5/25/12; The Last One”

  1. Mitch, it had to happen on your last post in the series: a disagreement of the most violent proportions. 🙂

    Sharon Hurley Hall writes more than a lot. I know you probably mean the highlighted blog but, dude, that is just the tip of her prolific iceberg. She is EVERYWHERE. Please check out the portfolio link on the above-mentioned blog or, better yet, just go to

    Other than that, this web series has been fantastic. I’ll be checking these links from time to time.



    1. Dude, I only care about what she writes on her blog because it’s only her blog I’m promoting. Not my job to send people all over the internet to see what people are writing and where, so no, I’m not wrong based on my parameters. lol

    2. Thanks for featuring my blog, Mitch M. That’s the blog where I mostly post updates for clients and it tends to get neglected, mostly because, as Mitch A pointed out, I’m pretty prolific on my other blog and a half dozen other places. 🙂

  2. Wow! I’ve just checked the blog of Marshawn Evans, and it’s pretty cool! I feel so sorry about that this one is the last bwf.

  3. I’m very sorry I just found this today, which is how my luck seems to go! I’ll have to check out some of the other links you’ve referred to. Good luck in all of your ventures.

  4. I am quite sure that most of them have found out about posts. For sure most bloggers also have their businesses, no doubt about that. I believe that there will be new edition very soon, as I think this was an excellent idea.

    1. Thanks Carl, but no, most of them haven’t found out, and fewer of those that have found out have acknowledged it. But that’s okay; I didn’t do the series for my own glory, if you will.

      1. You know that I’ve sent you an email about similar idea, I recently amend my idea and planning to include some technical stuff about blogs, but for sure there will be section related bloggers from different nationalities.

  5. Hey Mitch,

    Just wanted to tell you that even though this series will come to an end, you have paid it forward and that is what it is all about. So thank you for spending the time to do so. It is people like you that makes this a better place to live.


  6. The end series is quite good. I’ll go for the other links you refer. Lovely stuff !

  7. Mitch,

    As someone who was highlighted on Black Web Friday (and many other times) I am thankful for the mention and appreciative that you took the time to point out the many black bloggers who exist on the web. I have actually connected with a few of them beyond here.

    As far as additional traffic and business goes, I can’t say that I’ve received any from the mention but then again, I don’t think your readers are my audience—or, if they are, they don’t admit it because they already KNOW IT ALL 🙂

    1. Do you track your traffic Bev? I ask that because though it might not be big, I do know some people from here have visited you, and Carl even bought your book I believe. So you’ve at least gotten a little bit of traffic that I know of. And thanks for the kudos for the series; it was a pleasure doing it.

  8. Thanks for the love Mitch. I love your blog and I love how you share the love by including us “Real” Internet Marketers in some of your posts. Great read and keep up the great work.

  9. Hey Mitch, I have a question. You mentioned that you couldn’t leave a comment on my blog because I use disqus for comments. Can you tell me what prevented you from leaving the comment. I have been out of the blogging game for more than 6 months and am getting back in the swing. I want to make sure I am keeping my blog up to date and and considering making a change if it is the best fit for me and my users.

    Can you tell me why you use comment luv, why you like it so much and if I did switch from disqus to comment luv what happens to my disqus comments?

    1. Hi Tami. I didn’t say I couldn’t leave a comment, I said I wouldn’t leave a comment. I hate Disqus and all the other blog commenting systems that are like it. I’ve written about it multiple times here and even linked to that article on some of the posts in this particular series, but not all of them. The truth of the matter is that unless you’re someone who’s really popular your comments decrease drastically with any of those systems because people don’t like having to sign into them; I don’t, and won’t.

      But with the traditional WordPress commenting system (the .org, not .com), you can add things like CommentLuv. If you look at your own comment on this post you’ll see that your latest blog post’s title is showing just after your comment. On this blog, you get to pick from your last 10 posts; some blogs allow that, some want you to do something to get ten choices. Either way, the idea is that if people see your topics and like them, they’re more apt to click and follow those links back to your blog, thus increasing your visits and possibly comments as well.

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