When we started this blog in late ’07, I don’t think we knew what we were getting into. I remember thinking, if we could get just 50 hits a day, I’d be happy. Then we started getting 50. Then 100 became the benchmark. then 500. then 1000. And so on. And then people started shouting us out on their Facebook pages and blogs,  sending us stuff to share and be wrestled with or laugh at.  (My personal We’ve Arrived moment was when I went to a book signing for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ dope memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, and when I mentioned the blog, he said that he was a frequent reader. We did it, Brooklyn!)

This marks our 1000th (!) post, and in the time we’ve been active, our little roster has swelled steadily, and is likely to grow some more. I can’t thank my compatriots enough in helping nurture this blog’s growth: Stacia, my sister from another mister/partner-in-crime; April, who helped me get this thing off the ground; Monica; Shani, Alisa; Steve; Tracy; Nichole, Karas, and Jamelle, who joined us from the United States of Jamerica. I also want to shout out all the folks who linked to us and let us crosspost and shot tips our way: Latoya at Racialicious; Jay Smooth at IllDoctrine; Eric, Ari and the rest of the dope folks at Edge of the American West; Tedra and the squad over at Bitch, Ph.D., Brokey over at BrokeyMcPoverty, and Lauren at Feministe.

(Oh, and Rochelle, who helped me coin the word that became this blog’s name.)

This turned into a valedictory. My bust. That really wasn’t the intention. Still, I wanted to thank y’all for reading and commenting for making great arguments, helping us refine ours, and helping this thing along on the road to whatever its finna become.

A tip of the fitted Phillies cap to all of y’all.

14 thoughts on “…1000.

  1. slb February 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm Reply

    how ’bout i remember the day you texted from ta-nehisi’s signing. at the selfsame moment you were geeking out over that, i was geeking out that john edwards (*snerk*) was endorsing obama and i was witnessing it. we were hatin’ on each other, and vowing to blog all about it.

    … good times. lol

    i love this site as much as anything for which i’ve ever been a contributor. i consider it a privilege working with you all and i really do look forward to building this PostBourgie brand.

    it’s going up. get into it.

  2. Buster February 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Congrats on the first 1000, and, of course, here’s to another thousand after that.

  3. rakia February 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm Reply

    slb: I wish you could’ve seen your boy at the Ta-nehisi signing. He got mad shy and nervous, like he was about to ask T on a date or sumthin’. It was hilarious. I need to carry my camera around 24/7 to capture stuff like this.

    • shani-o February 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm Reply

      LOL… I remember how geeked he was about that. Of course, I was geeked ‘cuz he got me a signed copy of the book too.

    • slb February 27, 2009 at 10:12 am Reply

      That’s hilarious. LOL. I think I know that shy, nervous look/ behavior.

  4. ladyfresshh February 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm Reply


  5. melodik February 26, 2009 at 6:19 pm Reply

    wow. has that much time really gone by?
    i’m so proud of you, G.D.
    keep up the great work, ya’ll!

  6. Lauren February 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm Reply

    Well, hey, this blog is bad ass. What else do you want from me?

    Actually I started reading because Bitch PhD recommended this blog, so give my accolades to her. 😉

  7. -k- February 27, 2009 at 5:11 am Reply

    kudos. the attention is well-deserved; the blog is consistently worth reading. keep it up.

  8. mute February 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm Reply

    congrats PB folks. i definitely enjoy this site.

    random comment: i wish they’d left the cover of Beautiful Struggle alone. the flower growing from concrete image is trite imo and just not better compared to the photograph cover.

  9. universeexpanding February 28, 2009 at 9:26 am Reply

    I’m geeked to just be around and have a chance to throw my $0.02 worth in every now and again. So pround of you G.D.!

  10. R. February 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm Reply

    You peops have something real great going on here. Congrats!

  11. Leigh February 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm Reply

    Yay!! Congrats!!! I love this blog and am still humbled that you link to me over there on the right-hand column. This place rocks.

    (PS: This is Redstar, blogging under my real name and via the site I’m at mostly now, Change.org.)

  12. Winslowalrob February 28, 2009 at 11:55 pm Reply

    Here is to the next 1000!

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