Well…here I am. I’m trying this blog thing again. Anyone who has spent at least a day with me knows that being a blogger is a huge challenge for me, because I prefer to write when I feel like it, rather than on a schedule. However, I have to remember that with blogging, I have the best of both worlds. I can write on my own schedule, but at the same time write on a schedule to give my audience what they expect of me, which is a classic JB Burrage story or rant; or give people who doesn’t know my style the raw side of me, which I try not to be mainstream, but simply I want freedom. I expect those people to understand and appreciate how I do things, whether they like it or not.
With that being said, I have officially turned jbburrage.com into a blog site, in addition to the usual things I use my website for. This is more of a test entry than anything else, because I know not many people are seeing this right now. But more things will come on this site for the foreseeable future, including my random thoughts, stories that I want to post, and events that I will be a part of, as well as anything else that would come up. I’m stepping away from my Black Box Room site and making this my black box room. In fact, this is officially the Black Box Room blog that I was trying to launch last year. If you don’t know what that’s about, hit me up on my Contact page and I’ll tell you all about it. Otherwise, I will be releasing more details over the weeks and months, and eventually taking bookings for particular subjects and projects through my Booking page. We’re not there, yet, so just sit tight.
This blog will be an interactive site, meaning that people can comment and converse with each other, and I will also talk to y’all. I can’t guarantee that I will reply to every comment, but I will talk to you for the most part. But I will tell you this right now; while I will allow an open forum as much as possible, I will not tolerate harassment, or anything grossly offensive, of any kind. You will automatically get blocked from this blog, and if it’s considered offensive to the point where someone’s safety is deemed at risk, I, or my team, will report you to your local, state, or federal law enforcement authorities. I’m putting that out there because I don’t want issues, and I am a self-respecting man who tries to carry myself as such, as well as expecting everyone to respect each others’ boundaries. I’m assuming that all of y’all are self-respecting men and women as well. I don’t have time to be playing with any fools, and damn sure not trying to be a part of somebody’s court case. I’m not trying to be a snitch, but I’m not going to deal with foolishness on my site. So let’s agree to respect each other. That’s all I want. That being said, if you’re a Trump supporter and you get dragged for defending him, as long as it doesn’t threaten the life of anyone on this site, and especially the life of the president, it’s cool and vice versa.
Ground rules aside, if you’re new to this site, thank you for visiting it. Do me a favor. Bookmark it. When you bookmark it, share it. This blog is the best way I can communicate with you, or people who want to check out my work and learn about me, without sounding so robotic. I’m so much more than what you see. Please check out the rest of this site while you’re at it, because I have good work (not tooting my own horn, but what can I say?), and I have more good work coming. In fact, I have a plethora of ideas and projects that’s coming within the next six, twelve, and eighteen months that my new team and I have come up with and currently developing. It’s excellent and it’s hot, I promise you. I’m so excited…I’m probably the most excited about what I have going on than I have ever been in my life, so far. So you know it’s must be big and important. But I can’t tell you, yet. You have to follow me throughout all of my sites (you should know me better than that…if you don’t, you will realize soon enough that I never disclose something unless it’s ready to go and I’m comfortable).
Right now, I can’t promise that I will be an everyday blogger, but I will try. After all, I have a lot to say but choose to keep it in sometimes. I also have stories that I’m eager to write and let loose, so as this blog builds along with the popularity of this website in general, I want to see what people think.
Like and share this blog and site. Tell everybody, because I need your love to make this hot. I can’t wait to talk to all of y’all and seeing you in the future.
P.S.- For the time being, I’m publishing all of my short stories here, so they will be available free of purchase. Al of my stories I post on here will be somewhat experimental, and won’t always be up to the standards of today’s mainstream writing, nor to the grit of today’s underground “urban” writing. I’m not going to hold back on what language is used or any of that; otherwise, it defeats the purpose of creating characters in the first place. All you need to know is that they will be JB Burrage’s stories and if you don’t know what that is, just know it’s not going to be some sweet, banana pudding ass writing, nor write in the thug fashion that most black writers like to go for these days. I have nothing against them and the urban lit genre by any means, I will support them the best way I can, but that’s just not my style that I personally choose to write in.