Monday, August 18, 2008

Wow! I Got The Kick Ass Blogger Award!

Just when I needed a little good news, I learned I've been awarded the Kick Ass Blogger Award!

Thank you, Kelso, who nominated me and said:

"She pulls amazing double-duty on this blog with public affairs and very literary personal stories both of which pack a huge punch. Strong, fearless, civil rights and civil liberties bent but with no sacred cows, merely beautifully constructed pieces always scholarly never boring and always progressive."

What a beautiful thing to say, and so nurturing to my soul.

Here's a pic I artsied up with Photoshop: a boot, but with red flowers in it to reflect both the need for us to kick a lil' ass every now and then, but preferably with good will and kindness in our passionate hearts. Sorta like parenting...

I'm not new to writing but other than a one-article post on a different blog back in 2005 that I reprinted here, Keep It Trill has been my baby since May 3, 2008. I try to pass along different points of view - my own and those of the many people I've come in contact with or read about, so that someone, somewhere, may benefit.

Thank you also, my regular readers and visitors, for your comments, discussions, and insight, and the many lurkers who have been too shy to leave one. Until next time...

~ Kit


  1. Congrats! Woo--WHOOOO!

    Yes I will be back and pour over your blog!

  2. that's what i'm talking about! woot woot.

  3. Thats crazy your blog is growing so fast for being only 3 months old.

  4. I'm smiling and still thrilled. Thank you.

  5. Ok so I myself do not have a blog or anything of the sort, but I do love your articles. Simply put, they are insightful. I just wanted to say congratulations.

  6. Hello there! (smiles)

    I want to thank you for the investment of time that you consistently demonstrate to this blog!!

    Blogging is hard work and many bloggers toss anything up on their pages but not YOU.... you make sure that you deliver thoughtful writing to the readers...

    Congratulations on well-deserved recognition!

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

  7. You get down on that blog of yours!
    We love you.

  8. Congrats on the recognition.

  9. Congratulations! Love reading your articles! Always feels like I'm having some really good conversation with a really wise big sister who has a compassionate heart and a wicked sense of humor! Thanks for writing so well and so passionately!

  10. Well-deserved....:)


  11. KIT,
    Your posts are always well written, informative and insightful. You deserve all the accolades and then some. Congratulations!

  12. Congrats!! I love your blog, it's so insightful. Keep up the good work. :)

  13. From the minute I found and read your blog for the first time, I was hooked. You became one of my favorites at a time when I was new around here.

    I even remember rushing to tell my wife about your blog. And I sat and watched her read your stuff with delite.

    Your award is well deserved.

    Keep up the good work.

  14. Everyone, Thank you so much. I appreciate your taking the time to say these things.


    As we say here in Brazil, "Para-Bems"

    or Feliciadades in Spanish...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Your blog is the perfect mix of "personal is political" reflection and consciousness-raising analysis of current events as well as historical precedence.

    I have forwarded your url to all of my friends, colleagues and extended fam. You are inspiring. Thank you. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

  16. Congratulations Kit, the award is richly deserved. At first I thought your posts were too long, but now, since they're so good, I'm glad they're as long as they are. The variety of topics also keeps me coming back, as does the depths to which you dig into them. Sometimes you scare me too, but in ways I always appreciate. Also, your posts always come back to me after I read them, which rarely happens with stuff I read on blogs.

  17. life is just that and maybe why i write, the way i do and what i do

  18. Claudia, thank you sooo much. I hope your friends like my writings as much as you do.

    Macon, my mission is accomplished when I've written something someone remembers in a helpful way. Thank you for telling me this.

    Torrence, agreed, life is like that sometimes. Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Congrats! Great blog. When I grow up I wanna be just as good as you!!! :)
    Be cool

  20. Thanks, Sumptinew. You had me going for minute; checked you out and you already grown. I like your blog, and thanks for the congrats.

  21. Cool site.

    I just stumbled onto your work via blackgirlinmaine, and I already love it.

    I can't front. I had thought that by your title - that this would be a UGK Pimp C / Bun B southern rap site.

    I have been pleasantly surprised.


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