What began as a forum for me to rant about issues affecting the African American community transformed, in just a year and a half, into a respectable journal chronicling the black experience. A second lead editor joined, followed by several other writers and contributers. We even dabbled into video blogging and initiating interviews with well-known voices.
For a time, things were good. But then, something happened for everyone involved- life.
I don't think there was ever a time for any of us that none of us stopped caring about what the site was about, atleast in spirit, but I think the very thing that made this blog so great in the first place was it's very undoing- I found positive, motivated, inspired people to contribute but people with the qualities I just mentioned, tend to be very active and dedicated to the things closest to their heart first. Even for myself, blogging and writing is not my first love- music is.
I am not saying that Black Salvage is about to relaunch. I am not saying that there may not again come a time when we go dormant. I can promise you that anything posted from here on will be more journalistic and essayesque in nature, and meant to stand the test of time. Til this day, one of the most popular and most commented on articles still, four years after it's inception, is a piece I did on racism in video games. I realize that blogging is not about the frequency of posts or how recent and up to date. It's about sharing information that stands the test of time. We were doing something right if people continue to visit, comment upon, and leave positive feedback on a weblog that is all but abandoned and shut down, years after the fact.
I will begin writing again when time permits and would like to do atleast one post a week. I hope to keep the readers inspired the way they continue to inspire me.