Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, May 3, 2010

Goodbye Darian!!!

Darian Aaron of LOLDarian has announced that he is bringing his blog to an end. It deeply saddens me to hear this news but I must confess that I understand. But I just want to publicly say Darian, you are an inspiration to many and your site will truly be missed.

I would visit your site often to learn about news important to LGBT individuals of color. I honestly feel you had the premiere site of black gay blogsmen. I wish you well on your future endeavors. When Keith Boykin announced he would be retiring his blog I was at a loss and wondered where would I turn to learn of news important to me (cause Lord knows I'm not going to receive it with mainstream media). You stepped up to the plate and didn't miss a beat. You carried the torch phenomenally for four years. Now it's time for you to pass that torch on to someone else.

Darian's goodbye seems to be just one more in a trend of black gay bloggers signing off on their sites. QueerKidOfColor, TheBrothaLuv, and Social and Political Thought are just a few of the sites that I used to enjoy that are now defunct. But maintaining a blog is a lot of hard work. It's generally done with no financial reward and significant sacrifices made in some area of your life. So to Darian (and to all the sites that I now miss) I enjoyed you tremendously while you were around and I hope that your talent, voice and energy are not vanishing from the horizon but transitioning to bigger and better things. Take care.


Anonymous said...

Wow, pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer for black gay men and blogs, after Boykin left, there has not been anything that comes close, well, you have Rod, but, he is just too catty for me, and, does not allow anyone to ever disagree with him.

Maybe the whole blogging thing is on its way out?? Hopefully not, as black gay men need to hear the thoughts of other black gay mne, since if not ,where will you ever see the truth, both the good bad and other of being black and gay? Queerty or some place LOL!

Oh yeah, thanks for the heads up and I hope you aren't leaving!

Jason Howard Green said...

No plans of leaving anytime soon. With these recent announcements I'm thinking I need to start devoting a bit more time to the blog. Thanks for the comment.