About this time last year, Live 8 was dominating the Kenyan and African blogosphere. One theme that emerged from the discussion was that while ranting and raving and making ourselves be heard was all well and good, it (blogoactivism?) doesn’t do much to address the realities and challenges of the continent.
Over the last few weeks, I think I’m beginning to see a pattern emerge as far as Afro-bloggers taking their ideas to the next level and it’s making me very happy. Tangent: It’s not an easy thing to do…I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have told me that Mzalendo will be a non-starter because Kenyans don’t care about what their politicians are up to…our philosophy, if we build it they will come. Tangent Over.
From Cheeseforge and Zangu News, to the budding idea of Sanaa. From recently launched Afrigadget and African Women Blogs aggregator to Kenyamoto. And from the tireless Africa and entrepreneurship promoter, Emeka (with others) DeniAfrica.
Keep up the good work and keep asking why not!