I have always been concerned about the erasure of Black memory. That's why I began blogging at Geoffrey Philp's Blog Spot.
In some of my earliest blog posts, "Why I Continue to Write" and “Why I Continue to Blog,” I explained the reasons for starting the blog and what I hoped to achieve. The blog has served as an important platform for Caribbean literature and culture, connecting Caribbean writers, artists, and a wider audience. It has played a significant role in raising awareness of Caribbean literature and culture.
I'm particularly proud of several posts that I have written:
· Posts About Marcus Garvey: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Marcus+Garvey
· Posts About Bob Marley: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Bob+Marley
· Posts From Caribbean and South Florida Writers: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=In+My+Own+Words
· Posts About Caribbean Writers: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Caribbean+Writers
· Interviews With Caribbean Writers: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Five+Questions+With
· A Conversation With: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=A+Conversation+With
· Birthday Posts: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search/label/Happy%20Birthday
I have also participated in a few podcasts, although some of them have been lost in the ether: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search/label/podcast
In the next few days, I will switch many posts to Vocal, where I have written haiku, a short story, and a few bad limericks. I've decided to make this switch for several reasons:
· Active community:
Vocal has a large and engaged community of writers and readers, meaning others are likelier to see and read my posts. It provides me with a broader reach than I would have on a personal blog.
· User-friendly interface:
Vocal's interface is designed to be easy to use, making it simple for me to create and publish my content. But most importantly, Vocal compensates writers for their work. For every 1,000 views my posts receive, I will earn $3.80. Additionally, I will earn $0.10 for every share my posts receive. Vocal also offers readers the opportunity to actively support writers by tipping. I plan to use the earnings to help with my travel expenses for research, book promotions, and especially for Archipelagos.
I will continue writing One Minute Book Reviews, announcements about book publications and fairs, and interviews with Caribbean Writers. You can find them on my blog at the following links:
· One Minute Book Reviews: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/2023/05/one-minu
· Book Publications and Fairs: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Book+launch
· Interviews with Caribbean Writers: https://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/search?q=Five+Questions+With
In the meantime, I invite you to visit my page on Vocal. If you enjoy a haiku or story, you can subscribe, share it on social media, or leave a tip.
See you on Vocal!