Juliana from Afromusing has tagged me in the Why I blog About Africa meme.
Why do you blog about Africa? Do we blog for the diaspora and for the world at large, cut off from our contemporary on the continent? Is blogging about Africa done in the same way as blogging about Europe or Asia? Does the African-oriented blogosphere have something specific to offer to the world version 2.0?
The reasons are fairly easy to explain. I blog About Africa, Cape Town in particular, ‘cos…
I was born here, I grew up here, I live here, I wwwork here. The diverse people and places. People I’d like to meet and due to technology I get to interact with on a daily basis. The fact that we are finding solutions to our own difficulties that those outside do not report on in most cases even those on the African continent choose to ignore. The various perspectives intrigue me. The patterns, fractals, huge divide between the haves and have-nots inspire me. The feeling of knowing that with a bit of tweaking of tech, education, design and some progressive partnerships that the divide in our society can be shrunk. Don’t you thunk? Yes thunk. African voices have more spunk than an enormous echo chamber with a little unique thought where bail-outs that are unsustainable can be bought. Africa is where we began. What is coming doesn’t fit the moulds we know. Ideas, the seeds we sow. Oh, I love this place.
So who will your Web AddiCT be tagging in the Why I blog about Africa meme?
- Lester Hein (where is my adgator invite already, please?)
- Arthur Charles Van Wyk
- Erik Hersman
- Nic Harry
- Marlon Parker
Why do you blog about Africa?