Mornin’ bellas! A quick note on two things before I jump into my posts of the day…
1. If you’ve tried to leave a comment on my site and discovered that it doesn’t show up right away, that’s probably because you’ve tried to embed a link or include some kind of website for me to check out in there. I get bombarded with spam for everything from online gambling to pharmaceuticals. I downloaded this amazing software that has caught 763 spam messages so far! But sometimes, your words get caught in there too. Fret not, I release all of the valid comments every day.
2. Thank you all for reading and loving my site! But I want to ask a favor. If you read a post of mine that you really like and you want to share it with a friend, please indicate where the post came from. Recently, I came across my Dutty Wine post cut and pasted verbatim on a guy’s MySpace blog, with no attribution indicating who wrote it. I got all kinds of mad and managed to contact him to ask him hey, can you please stop posting my words as if they’re yours? I mean, in that post I even say “I’m from Trinidad” and this guy was from Texas or something. He wrote back and explained to me that apparently, one of his friends cut and pasted my post and sent it around to all of his or her friends as an e mail. That made me kind of happy, that someone would want to share my writing with their friends, but I work damn hard on this site, and I think long and hard about what I say before I put it up. So please, just give me the respect I deserve and attribute Afrobella if you’re going to do that.
* If you’ll scroll down and look on the right, you will see that my site is protected by a Creative Commons license, as well as Copyscape.
I know, I know. I’m writing for a global audience and anything can go down on the Internets. But that doesn’t mean I can’t at least try to protect my neck. OK, love you guys. Back to your regularly scheduled Wednesday post.