When I started my book blog just six short weeks ago, I was on a mad hunt for other book bloggers of color or that, at least, had a propensity towards writers of color. Needless to say, within a couple of weeks I finally stumbled across your blog and was so relieved. I'm grateful I discovered a kindred spirit in the book blogging family. It is so true that POC writers don't get nearly the attention that they often should. I'm on a mission to propel more of them to tops of bestseller lists and having their works revered and become required reading academically. I'm glad to know that I'm not in that mission alone.
When the BBAW shortlists were revealed, I found myself feeling disheartened that you were not in your most appropriate category: Best Cultural Blog. Altruistic you are and that's even a just nomination. So, cheers to you ColorOnline and the wonderful presence you've created in the blogosphere.