My Last Blog

Circa 2009
~sigh~

Come tomorrow…the Kaleidoscope will close.

I remember how I got here. Blogging was new to me. I’d REALLY just become accustomed to the Internet. I had a MySpace account…and as my first taste of social media, it was cool. I met a few people over there that I still hold dearly inside my spirit. One of which, is my sister friend, Laticia…”Tish” to loved ones. She told me about the site Yahoo 360 and begged me to sign up. Reluctantly, I did and fell in love quickly.

Yahoo 360 was the kind of site where you could customize your background, the privacy settings and make it home. The “circle” you created wasn’t the only circle. Your friend’s list literally could go on and on and back to you. A friend on your list would lead to seeing someone on theirs who you didn’t know…but, if you clicked enough…you’d wind up right back to someone who did indeed have you as a friend.

I didn’t know how to truly “blog”. I just wrote poetry and short stories and posted them. I didn’t know there was a name for it. It’s actually one of the FIRST places I ever felt comfortable placing my poetry. Other poets and writers would read and draw me to their pages and eventually, I found myself hooked up with a small conglomerate of writers/poets/artists/musicians/craftsmen.

I met so many cool people, but with that came the drama-filled people as well. It got to the point where I didn’t feel I could blog freely without people assuming that my feelings were about THEM. That’s where my friend Yesha (owner of Fly Chick Media, Sherlock Homegirl and Fly Black Chick Blog) came into play. I’d met her on Yahoo 360…and for a long time she was my partner in crime. She introduced me to TRUE blogging and from there I ended here. Blogger.

For a long time, no one knew of my site EXCEPT Yesha…

I blogged and spoke my feelings…freely. Eventually, somehow…(quite possibly through my ex) I began to show more people this site…and The Kaleidoscope was born. I remember the day I made this page and was typing so fast and obliviously that I misspelled “kaleidoscope” in my URL. (The first “o” ended up an “e”) Once I realized it, I had already connected this URL to every other forum I was on…so, I left it.

I’ve met people through THIS forum. Lala (my Kissy Face). Alovelydai. Katlynne LaSalle…and a SLEW of other bloggers. Celebrity blogs, make up blogs, relationship blogs, life blogs, secret blogs, erotic blogs, poetry blogs, picture blogs…every kind of blog you can imagine, I’ve seen it. I’ve introduced OTHERS to this forum as well…kinda paying it forward to those in need of an outlet. Blogger begets blogger begets blogger…lol

Once here…I branched out and created blogs for my online talk show called “The Kween’s Kouch”. That ended and I changed the URL and made it my poetry blog, “Words On Wings”. I also have an erotica blog (Passion’s Fruit) AND a cooking blog (Kween Can Burn). I suppose I may have a touch of ADD or something, because I can’t focus long…or perhaps it’s the reality of my disorder, Narcolepsy (c) my blog “Sleeping Butterfly” on that disorder.

I’ve particpated in blog challenges. 30 days of just writing. 30 days of truth. 30 days of love…and 30 days of erotica. Over and over…I’ve lost and found my writing mojo here, but this time…it’s just best to end it. At least for now. Maybe in a year or more, I’ll feel like it…but the pressure of KNOWING it’s here and nothing is being done, no progress is being captured in blog form…just feels disappointing.

ONE more time…I wanted to thank you ALL for showing support. For loving me and connecting with me, passing my blog’s link along, commenting, respecting my craft through encouragement and praise. I thank you. I love you. I pray you all continue forward in your own endeavors with passion, urgency and follow through.

Peace…

Love always,

Kween

Summer Heat: An Anthology

I’m SO psyched!! I’m excited (and moderately nervous) about the anthology I am a part of with three other very talented (and equally cool ass) ladies.

My girl Katlynne came to me and asked me to be a part of a free anthology spear-headed by a young lady, Sable Jordan. I didn’t even think…I just said “YES”. That’s a shocker, because I’m normally gun-shy when it comes to certain things. I write my blogs and my erotic shorts on my other blog “Passion’s Fruit”…but, I’m almost certain that I’m hiding behind familiar eyes. To put my writing out there for more than a handful of critiquing eyes…is a lot for me.

So, I’m PROUD to say that today, “Summer Heat” was released to be viewed via eBook format (free) to the public.

Just go to Smashwords and download the book featuring four stories:

Downsized by Ms. Downlow (email)

Ninety Days by Kween (:D)

Butterflies in Motion by Perri Forrest

Shaken and Stirred by Sable Jordan

Please give us some feedback and let us know what you all think. I’m very excited and proud to have the opportunity. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Sable, Kat and Perri for bringing me along for the ride!!

A Book Review…

Let me first THANK Ms. Katlynne aka Ms. Downlow herself, for being such a support system. She rocks like spiked stilettos!!

Not only has she been an encouraging force since we made acquaintance on her blog “My Downlow Life“…but she’s penned TWO books and given me the biggest compliment you can give someone…public accolades. lol

Needless to say, each time I read her “Thank You’s”, I was blown away that she felt inclined to put in print, her appreciation for me as a friend and fellow author.

Now…the book.

If you look onto the right column on this page and scroll down, you’ll find a picture of her first book, alternatively titled, “Life on the Low: Creepin’ with Hip Hop”. Hit that. GET that and READ that. The first book takes you through the story’s damsel-turned-vixen, Katlynne’s life. Her life as a law student and wife…and all the drama that ensues when her nearly perfect existence is turned around. You feel her, you root for her and at times…you wish you WERE her. Who wouldn’t want to go from living a life of pulling yourself up by your boot straps…to being thrown head first into the surreal life of celebrities? She makes you feel it!!

The Sequel? Wow…I started this book at almost 10am on a Saturday morning. I did NOT turn my TV on all day until I had finished sometime around 7pm. That includes cat naps and a meal or two. The sexiness of BOTH books is hot enough to make you want to conjure up a lover on the spot. I think I “cricketed” my way through the entire read. LOL

I was more than happy with the book and the ending was FIRE!!! I mean, FIYAH!! I am now tapping my fingers waiting for her to pull the THREEQUEL out of her ass. LOL

DO buy this book. Not just because I said so (well, yea…because I said so, lol) …but, because and besides the fact that she’s a story weaver and a titillating seductress…but, this woman single-handedly published her own work. She took the bull by the balls (yea, I know it’s horns…but this is erotica) and did the foot work. Now, her book comes up on Amazon alongside the Erotic Godmother, Zane.  Her project deserves support and not only would SHE appreciate it…but, so would I. 🙂

Click the pic of the cover to send yourself to Amazon and pick it up!!