My journey into the world of blogging began with my blog Confessions of a Funky Ghetto Hijabi on blogspot.com. Through this blog I made connections with Muslims and non-Muslims around the world and got a free copy from Soft Skull Press of African Psycho-the English translation of the French novel by Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou. My blog had a wide and regular readership that often left comments. Comments keep a blogger motivated. I really do hope more readers of my new blog will start leaving more comments.
I decided to stop writing a blog that was focused on my identity as a Muslim woman because I felt it was too limiting. I also wanted to explore the tensions that I feel exist between non-Muslim Blacks and Black Muslims, both in Africa and the Diaspora. I felt this would be difficult to do in the context of a Muslim blog as my readership was usually attracted to my blog because of how I mocked Islamophobes. Mocking of Islamophobes is certainly necessary-and fun to do-but there are many other pressing issues to be addressed.