Spot on with this write-up, I actually believe this website needs much more attention. I'll probably be
returning to read through more, thanks for the advice!
Ladies, this is great! I'd love to keep in touch. Are any of you on Twitter? Let's chit chat. :)
I just want to say thank you for creating this list of amazing blogs! I love my AA sista's and I love all of the blogs!
I am digging this listing! Blogs are where it's at, obviously. Who cares who's a member of what? Message boards are so 1998 and they're not enough to keep a site afloat. All these folks could get rid of forums altogether for all I care, and some already have.
I'm a member of CB, and personally I think it's counterproductive and unnecessary to put down AAB's boards or anything else any of these sites have done. With so many negative images of Black relationships in the media, it's great to see a contest that BRINGS ATTENTION to healthy Black marriages and relationships through the introduction of these blogs and sites. I didn't even know some of them existed. Now I have many more resources to point people to when I hear someone assert that "black people don't get married." I hope everyone keeps up the good work.
...I just visited your site for the first time and I have just about died!!!! There are so many blogs that I didn't know about it! Can't wait to check them out :)
Thanks for the love. I know a few other sisters doing real good work and I am going to add them to the list. Good Work Best Bridal Blog, just by looking at the list I see bridal blogs I never heard of.
Anyone reading this spread the word and get folks voting.
BTW, I love Cassandra's blog. It's a must-read.
Cassandra I completely agree with you about the Bride Tide Top 100 list, which is why I created this website. I really wanted to promote and publicize that there are a lot of great African American blogs out there that are not currently represented in the mainstream bridal blogosphere.
This was not meant to be a mean spirited website in any way. Just a way for brides to support their favorite blog and have the opportunity to learn about new AA blogs. At the end of the month whichever blog has the highest percentage of votes will get a heart next to their name. Hopefully that will prompt new visitors to the site to check out that blog if they haven't already and vote for their favorite.
Like Cassandra said there is room for all of us. Just look at all the successful wedding blogs & websites out there (the knot, style me pretty, DIY bride, Offbeat bride, wedding bee, etc). We can all help and benefit from each other. So lets work together to bring AA brides to the forefront of the wedding industry.
This is great that you are doing this. I saw the Bridal Tide 100 best, but it did lack a bit of color. The Brides Cafe did make it to the list, but I still feel the culturally chic blogs were missing from even the conversation of "the best". I am thinking of adding my other blog cassandrabromfieldblogs.blogspot.com (not as prolific as the main blog), which covers cultural traditions, what are the origins, why we may still do them, and how can we modernize the folklore that is sometimes wacky.
I don't know what you win if you win but I hope that we will begin to know each other and spread the love. There is room for all of us.
My dear. African-AmericanBrides.com has a brand spanking new homepage and their award-winning blog (which is the subject of this poll) is updated almost daily. Let's keep it positive. Spreading lies doesn't help your cause. Spending more time on your own plans and less time trying to tear other people down gets you a lot further. All of the energy you put into watching what we do could is wasted. Do your own thing. People can sense that we're positive and upbeat and we're doing great! I mean, really really GREAT. We also like to have GOOD relationships with other black bloggers, so we build other people up- not tear them down. What goes around comes around, as some people are finding out. If you notice, no one on AAB is worried about what CB is doing at all. I mean, not at all. We are only in competition with ourselves so to us, it's apples and oranges. So why worry? We don't even know who's in charge of this contest or how the votes are being counted. But regardless of the outcome of this little exercise, it's fun! So, good luck to you.
Best of luck to everyone! Personally, I've discovered some new bloggy buddies because of this contest. :)
*Love and Kisses*
The often imitated, but never duplicated
What??? African American Brides??? There is nothing happening on that site anymore and hasnt been for at least 2 years. It used to be a very active blog its now dead. No is even getting married. The most active board is the women who are dating board. The brides to be and pre-engaged sections are dead. AAB used to be an awesome site. I prefer chocolate brides somewhat now, now I will have to check out these other blogs. Sorry AAB.