Friday, March 26, 2010

A Year of Blogging: Another Black Conservative's first anniversary


A year ago today I dipped my toe into the conservative blogosphere. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that today I would actually have such a respectable following. I am truly humbled.

I started this blog because, like so many of you, I felt a need to speak out about the crazy path our nation has taken. I wanted to use my blog to vent my frustrations, keep up with current political events and to provide another voice to the chorus of black conservatives.

I took my inspiration from Kevin Jackson of The Black Sphere and Adrienne Ross from Motivation: Truth. From Kevin Jackson I learned to speak my mind without fear and Adrienne Ross taught me to speak with conviction. Thanks to you both.

Speaking of thanks, I owe huge thanks to both Robert Stacy McCain from The Other McCain and Shay Riley from Booker Rising. Their early linkage to Another Black Conservative helped tremendously to put me on the map. I simply cannot thank the two of them enough for the early boost. I also want to thank everyone on my e-referrer list for daily hits you send my way. 

One of the great rewards I received this year in blogging was friendship. I have made friends with some fantastic people. Stogie from Saber Point (who helped create my banner after the redesign). Left Coast Rebel (who challenges me to keep my traffic up), Namaste from My Voice on the Wings of Change, Adrienne Ross from Motivation: Truth, Nikki from According to Nikki, Liz at Expose the Media, Samuel from The Last Tradition, Carol from No Sheeples Here, Mary Baker and Soloman from the Wisdom of Soloman.

Finally, I want to share with you something I learned this year in blogging. In my very first post I asked; “Where is our Daniel Hannan”? That person who would stand up and call out the crazy spending in Washington. Well, my friend I found the answer and the answer is you! Everyday Americans simply standing up and calling out Washington’s recklessness on both sides of the aisle. You have effected more real change than this nation has seen in 50 years. So, keep standing up and speaking out, soon your hopes will bring about a true everlasting change.

Clifton B.
Another Black Conservative

69 comments:

american girl in italy said...

Congrats!! You are a valuable member to the blogosphere! Keep up the fantastic work.

OldSouth said...

Only a year? You have found a calling, 'cuz you write and research like someone much more experienced.

A big ol' slap on the back and a high-five to you.

OS

Lorraine said...

And a Happy Birthday.
I am so glad you are here.
At times I felt so alone and it is wonderful to know that I am not.
Keep up the good work.
By the way, I found you through a link from Legal Insurrection.
And I come here daily

Adrian said...

Congratulations! Your site has become a daily must read for me. I thank you for being a black conservative who isn't afraid to speak his mind. I am a former black Democrat who finally saw the light during the '08 election (ironically, thanks to Obama). Thanks to sites such as yours and the ones you've paid thanks to, I feel more comfortable and especially more confident in being a conservative myself. Once again, congrats and keep up the tremedous work!

Steve Burri said...

Only one year old and you're already an old pro.

Congratulations. You are doing an excellent job.

Rachel Ann said...

hey, congrats!!! I love your blog and I have also found other great blogs from your blog. Thank you and may you blog long and prosper.

Ron B said...

Happy Anniversary Clifton!
Keep doing what you do!

Longhaired Conservative said...

Happy Blogiversary!

No Sheeples Here! said...

Clifton,

A heartfelt congratulations to you on your first blogiversary.

Your blog is an excellent one and I am honored to be associated with you.

Together, we must continue to stand guard over liberty.

John Morris said...

I'm gonna follow this blog more.

I'm a native New Yorker, who now lives in Pittsburgh and I'm looking to have some kind of group blog that talks about "urban issues"--including many of the bad effects of bad and often evil government policies like eminent domain abuse, rent control, "urban renwal, school choice etc....

There are at least 40 years of government policies the left doesn't want to talk about.

Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated. Just say you have some interest and I will try to follow up.

Sparky said...

Congrats ABC! Hope you have many, many more anniversaries. We need good people like you standing up for the Constitution. God bless. :)
Sparky @ http://reluctantpatriot.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I have always been uncomfortable with accepting the black narrative of the MSM, yet for the longest time, it was all that I had. Thank you for giving me a different perspective to work with, for sharing with me what YOU see from YOUR point of view.

Janelle said...

Happy first and many more!

alecj said...

Happy Anniversary Clifton B.! Thanks for all you do and for being so cool to me.

Keep leading the way.

trinity said...

Congratulations Clifton! I found your blog on a blogroll one day, and thought I'd pay a visit. I'm so glad that I did, and I've visited everyday since. You keep us well informed about what is going on.

You're so right...we've got to stand strong and keep fighting the good fight!

nightfly said...

Happy blogiversary, Clifton!

yukio ngaby said...

Hey Congrats, Clifton!

Only one year of blogging? I would not have guessed that.

Here's hoping for bunch more of years, hopefully with better news to post about.

Bastiat Fan said...

Happy Birthday, Clifton! You're doing a great job, and I add my voice to others here when I say your blog has become a daily must-read.

Keep up the good work my friend.

49er16 said...

Congrats Clifton and thanks for linking my blog even though I don't talk politics.

Soloman said...

Right on, friend!

Happy one-year anniversary to you indeed! I'm glad to have met you, albeit online... and hope that perhaps someday we are able to shake hands and discuss the old days when we were worried about Obama!

Keep up the great work, Cliff!

SGT. Joe "Red" Hartsock said...

congrats! love the cake image as well. too funny!

keep up the good work

Liz said...

And many more great years ahead. That is, unless we get nuked. You are an inspiration to so many people, and are a really nice person. Keep it up. Never stop fighting for truth, and for Black Conservatism. Check out Clifton's, blogs, also, at www.exposethemedia.com

Can I do that? All least I din't tell you happy bithday like that other chic.

Justine said...

I found your blog through C4P and visit daily. Happy Blog Birthday! You run a great site!

Clifton B said...

American Girl in Italy:

Thanks!

Clifton B said...

OldSouth:

You are too kind, I maybe able to find good info, but I am the last person who would ever say I am a good writer. LOL

Thanks for the high five.

Clifton B said...

Lorraine:

Thank you, it makes me feel good to know I stopped you from feeling like you were alone. There are many of us, and I hope to get them all to speak out.

I should have given a shout out to William at Legal Insurrection, he too help raise my profile.

Clifton B said...

Steve Burri:

Thanks, Steve.

Clifton B said...

Adrian:

Thanks, you have no idea how much it means to know I helped in some way. Someday, email me, I want to hear about your 2008 conversion.

Clifton B said...

Rachel Ann:

Much thanks, Rachel!

Clifton B said...

Ron B:

Thanks my brother!

Clifton B said...

Longhaired Conservative:

Thanks!

Clifton B said...

No Sheeples Here:

I am proud to stand with you! Thanks!

Clifton B said...

Sparky:

Much Thanks Sparky!

Clifton B said...

John Morris:

Thanks. I too was originally a native New Yorker. I like the sound of you plan, but I have to be honest, I hardly have time to keep this blog up to date.

I can offer tips, info and linkage whenever you need, just email me.

Clifton B said...

Alecj:

Thanks Alec, also thanks for the mention on your blog! How is it coming along so far?

Clifton B said...

Janelle:

Hug and a big Thank you, Janelle.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

Thanks, I am glad to do it. Please share what you see from your point of view too.

Left Coast Rebel said...

You rock, here's to many more years!

Clifton B said...

trinity:

Thank you, I am very pleased you found me.

Clifton B said...

Nightfly:

Thanks!

Clifton B said...

Yukio:

Thanks, yep only one year. I cannot wait for the next.

Clifton B said...

Bastiat Fan:

Thank you, glad to do what I can to keep everyone up to date.

Clifton B said...

49er16:

Thanks. There is a very thin line between sports and politics!

RightCoast said...

Congrats Clifton! You are one of my most favorite bloggers. Keep up the great work and happy blog birthday!

*smooch*

Clifton B said...

Soloman:

Thanks, Soloman.

"...and hope that perhaps someday we are able to shake hands and discuss the old days when we were worried about Obama!"
I look forward to the day.

Clifton B said...

SGT. Joe:

Thanks. I had to choose between the cake and a cocktail. Cake won.

Clifton B said...

Liz:

Much thanks for the kind words Liz. www.exposethemedia.com is a great site. See, I plug it too!

Clifton B said...

Justine:

Thank Justine, C4P is an awesome blog. Send some friends over.

Clifton B said...

LCR:

Hey blogger buddy, thank you much. Here is to many more years of working together.

Clifton B said...

RightCoast:

Thanks so much, and a smooch to boot!

ozzie said...

I had no idea so many of the blogs are so new- Congrats on a year.

There is still tons to do and I'll bet this is only going to get bigger.

Chris W said...

Happy blogoversary.

You have a great blog and a are true Patriot in the fight. Keep up the good work.

Samuel Gonzalez said...

Cliff

Congrats!

Thanks for including me in your acknowledgements. You’ve been a tremendous help to me me and my blog. Your blog is a standard I try to emulate, barrow, and sometimes steal. Thanks brother for all your help and your Conservatism.

If ever you across, the Hudson, the drinks are on me.

Jay said...

I love you, man! Happy day!

moon816 said...

Congrats clifton! i really enjoy this site. God bless & more power! =D

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Happy Blogiversary, Clifton! And many many more . . .

Anonymous said...

Clifton: Happy Birthday! I appreciate what you are doing. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native Am, the "color" list can go on and on. What we all have in common is the human sprit and the divine obligation to live a truthful and courageous life unemcumbered by those who would impose unjust rules over our citizens. Forever love the beautiful UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Jordan said...

Happy Birthday

Bob Belvedere said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
May your second year, be a masculine year.


Quoted from and Linked to at:
A B C [Its As Easy As] Clifton B.

Clifton B said...

ozzie:

Yes there were three of us who started at the same time. Left Coast Rebel, Wisdom of Soloman and then me. We all started March last year.

Thanks I would like to grow even bigger.

Clifton B said...

Chris W:

Thanks much, Chris W.

Clifton B said...

Samuel:

Thank you. I hope to be celebrating the one year anniversary of TLT!

Actually I get to NYC often and I have a vodka on the rocks daily :-)

Clifton B said...

Jay:

Thanks, love you and all my followers too!

Clifton B said...

Moon816:

Thanks so much. I enjoy whenever you stop by.

Clifton B said...

Fuzzy Slippers:

Thank you Fuzzy!

Clifton B said...

Anonymous @ 6:39:

Thank you, that was a great sentiment, well said.

Clifton B said...

Jordan:

Thank you, Jordan!

Clifton B said...

Bob Belvedere:

Thank Bob and double thanks for the Linky Love.

Adrienne said...

Happy Blogversary! May you have many, many more!

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