Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

Today, I am honoring the fifth anniversary of Blogalicious, an online community and conference that celebrates diversity in the blogosphere, with a poem that serves as my “love letter.” See below. The poem is featured in my new book, Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online (October 2013).

Photo Credit: Blogalicious
Photo Credit: Blogalicious

Blogalicious

Magic happens when we come together in the digital space.

It’s powerful. It’s passionate.

It’s creative. It’s collaborative.

It’s beautiful and brilliant all at the same time.

This electrifying energy travels inside each of us at light speed, expanding exponentially when we come face-to-face.

It calls us to express our authentic voices and embrace our unique identities.

It gives birth to and celebrates a diverse community.

It connects us to one another and offers bonds of friendship that affirm and nourish our dreams.

It manifests as partnerships that promote social good and generate revenue streams.

It forces us to move beyond our comfort zones even when we feel we are not ready.

We lean on each other and ask for support.

Our confidence and faith in what is possible grows beyond what we know.

Our ears open to listen and our hearts discover wisdom for what is coming next.

The guidance we receive helps us to find the resources we need.

Before you know it, we are busy creating, building, and funding our dreams.

Blogalcious co-founder/chief curator Stacey Ferguson and Congresswoman Michelle Grisham
Blogalcious co-founder/chief curator Stacey Ferguson and Congresswoman Michelle Grisham
Blogalicious Brunchalicious event at BlogHer 2012
Blogalicious Brunchalicious event at BlogHer 2012
Blogalicious 2012 McDonald's Reception on Day #1
Blogalicious 2012 McDonald’s Reception on Day #1
Leticia Barr (standing), Jazzy Jones (with camera) and Xina Eiland (seated) at BlogaTech 2013
Leticia Barr (standing), Jazzy Jones (with camera) and Xina Eiland (seated) at BlogaTech 2013
Blogalicious 2012 Shop Your Way Fashionista Tea on Day 1
Blogalicious 2012 Shop Your Way Fashionista Tea on Day 1
Ananda, Barbara Jones and Danica Kombol at Blogalicious 2011
Ananda, Barbara Jones and Danica Kombol at Blogalicious 2011
Ananda wearing Blogalicious 2012 t-shirt created by Shootie Girl created by LaShaun Martin -  www.shootiegirl.com/
Ananda wearing Blogalicious 2012 t-shirt created by Shootie Girl created by LaShaun Martin – http://www.shootiegirl.com/

If you are a part of the Blogalicious community, please share what it means to you in the comment section below.

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