I'm new to this community,but I see no open door to walk into. No, I'm not a musician or an artist, but i'd still like to be a apart of something. I want to get to know people on this site. I want to know whats going on in everyone's community as well as things gong on in mine that I may not know about,that fellow afropunks may be residing in.I gave up on this site a while back when I realized that this community is cliquish and a little desolate. I don't know anyone on this site, and I have no idea of this sites purpose anymore other than to update us on music and stuff. Wheres the livelihood and warm welcoming from fellow members? Besides the notifications that I get everyday from afropunk I rarely get any notifications that members on this site still exist and are doing anything to keep the community of afropunk alive. What's the point in being apart of something just for the Music updates? How can we as Afro Punks keep the movement alive when we don't even bother to move with each other? I'm ready to give this site another chance if people would just speak up and say Hello.
Thanks for posting this i am also new to the site was thiking the same. But im glad you mentioned it cause now i will try to put forth a bigger effort to really give this community the chance and get to know the visitors.
I agree with you...hell a few of my friends on here left last year. I am hoping that AP learns to diversify a bit more than this cause it seems that they are not keepin the interest level up. You would think different from the news feeds on Facebook.
So i concur my friend, yes it is a bit cliquish and desolate.
Glad to hear you speak your mind on it August Young.
I haven't been on here as much the past four years as much because life intervened and it was hard for me to concentrate.
Believe it or not things were quite hopping and very closeknit at least among some of us old folks from 2005-2009, in between some folks acting a fool and annoying others. But overall it was awesome. I think some of us just had things happen in our personal lives that changed things and our desire to connect here. And I know personally a couple of very good friends, who did deliberately left because a few other unpleasant folks in particular directly disrespected them in a negative way.
They moved on the more positive feeling elsewhere, on FB and daily life. I know them, their personal oustide lives had big changes too.
I suppose I always assumed there'd just naturally be a new group of younger folks discovering this place to express themselves and connect in whatever way they choose. That need is always there to connect with other out of the ordinary non-mainstream black folks who are mutually accepting of each other and exploring creative life in the world or online.
But if that ain't happening, y'all need to promote and recommend AP to others who might like to be on here and find it curious interesting. Pass it on!
I just came back after a long hiatus and I didn't recognize it anymore *shrugs*
Oh yeah hey Rosenda!!!!!!!!