For those who didn’t catch it on my Twitter, Flickr and Facebook
accounts, Very Smart Brothas.com was featured in The Metro News
yesterday in three markets (Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia).
To say I was ecstatic is an understatement. A few months ago, Panama and The Champ
came to me and said they had a blog concept in mind, with specific goals to be attained with said blog. They had their content ideas fleshed out, with a few strategic ideas being tossed around as well. I volunteered myself to make it happen on the tech side, and advised them on site strategy. Since then I have been working as an advisor/manager for the site.
Forty-five posts and 7,000+ comments later, the community over there is awesome, and is growing everyday. I’ve been applying many of the concepts I learned in my master’s program to the site, and I’m also testing out some other ideas. Even though the site looks pretty basic (for now), a lot of thought and debate goes on behind the scenes between the three of us. I am personally close with both of these gentlemen, and I have a couple academic degrees that certify me as Internet Expert #1, but they don’t let me get away with just anything. Ha. It’s great though, because I get practice in defending and supporting my arguements and cases for the strategies I pitch. So far, everything has been working better than we ever expected.
Aside from that, I think it’s pretty cool to see Panama’s words in print in somebody’s newspaper. That’s my BFF right there.
Two of my really good friends have decided to go half on a blog and impart their wisdom on the world: Very Smart Brothas. If you’ve caught me on Twitter, MySpace or Facebook for the past week, I’ve been pushin’ the blog like my life depended on it. Just a lil sly marketing on my part.
I hold these two men very close to my heart, by the way. The blog isn’t for everyone (or all ages), but it focuses on love and relationships from a Very Smart Brotha point of view. Over the years, ‘Panama’ and ‘The Champ’ have been my go-to dudes when I need relationship/love advice. They give it to me straight, but then again, they may be the reasons why I stay single. Ha. Just kidding. They’ve talked me down from and out of the stickiest of dating situations. Anyway, I’m glad they can share their wit, humor, and thoughts on relationships with everyone. Check it out.