Hello all. New readers and old. Long time readers and those who are just pulling up this site for the first time, welcome. There is a great reason that I have for being all formal and cordial with you tonight. It’s that time again, the anniversary of this blog. Yes, this space on WordPress that you have been reading has been in existence for three whole years. On May 17th, 2009, Polite On Society began with one short post and as a hobby of sorts. We have all come a long way since then.
If I had to briefly summarize everything that happened in one word, I would use the term whirlwind. Resulting from my grind, and others reaching out to me, I have been able to accomplish much. Obviously, the nomination and winning of the award last year was the biggest thing to occur, and subsequent things would follow. Coming right on the heels of that would be an avalanche of activity. From the beginning of more freelance opportunities, to a visit to the White House back in November. I was able to get published in two great Black newspapers, and got my commentaries picked up in Maryland. Soon to follow, were more speaking engagements, and appearances. Just last week I was on a panel with a group of esteemed history majors.
I have started to do things with this space that have kept it fresh for those reading. The author interviews, inclusion of contributing writers, have all broadened the scope of what we discuss here. By the way, if someone on the West Coast wants to contribute to the blog, that opportunity is still open. (The Mid-West and South is already spoken for)
I don’t have a theme for this post overall, but I would like to thank everyone immensely for continuing to read what comes across the screen here. Some of you arewondering, what is next for Polite On Society? I will continue to do what I do here, but I feel as though it is time to expand into another format. After much deliberation, I have decided to let the cat out of the bag. Right now, I am finishing up a book, and intend to have it out this year. More details will be coming, as things firm up and all of the particulars are figured out. Its time. I been wanting to make the jump to authorship, and now is the opportunity. Fear has to go to the side, and make way for what needs to happen. I look forward to this next step in the process, despite the challenges I know this will come with.
See you next post folks!
-Marc W. Polite
The Aspiring Author
P.S. If you get a chance, check out my latest profile of women in business over at Madame Noire.