Blogging 101: Introducing Myself

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I have been a website owner and blogger for years, but I didn’t bother to educate myself before I began. I jumped right in head first and done my own thing. So, I said – what the heck – let me dial it back and take advantage of what WordPress has to offer in their Blogging 101: Introduce Yourself  course.

Here is me introducing myself:

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Me – Leigh “Dangerous Lee” Langston

What inspired you to start your blog?

I started my blog in 2008 to promote myself as a writer as well as the projects I was involved in. I thought owning a “.com” or in my case a .biz would be a good investment in my future. Go back to the 2008 & 2009 archives to take a peek at my humble beginnings.

Now I see my blog as a way to preserve my personal history. A legacy.

Describe the intended focus of your site and what your readers can expect.

Currently, because it seems to change each year, I write essays about current events as well as my life as a single Black mother living at the poverty level with apolitical and areligious views.

I also post content written by members of ezinearticles.com. The content that I feature is usually something I can relate to or something that I agree with in whole or part. It might even piss me off but the bottom line is that I think it should be read, shared and talked about on social media.

I want you to read it, have a reaction and tell me what you think. I often share my reaction within the blog as well if it really gets me fired up.

Introduce yourself: What do you do? What are your interests?

I really hate the idea of introducing myself. I have since I was a kid. You know when you’re at school on the first day or at a silly ass meeting with the new person and everyone has to say their name and what they do or what their favorite color is. I hate that. I don’t know why, but I feel like it’s always something that people don’t really care about. It doesn’t matter. Or the information has to be given in such an engaging or entertaining way for people to remember you.

I don’t know what to say. What do I do? If I really told you what I do you’d be bored to tears. I’m not that interesting at all, especially these days. I’m not social. I don’t get out much and I’m OK with that. I’m a homebody, but inside me is a world traveler waiting to get out.

I am self employed and I work from home. I make less than $10,000 a year (every time I write that it saddens and amazes me). I run an obscure news and entertainment network that includes DangerousLee.Biz (you are here), SimplySenia.com, BlackGirlsAllowed.com and PantiesUpSkirtDown.com.

Interests? I love film. I am currently enjoying being a new member of Netflix. I’ve been watching Dexter, United States of Tara, Prison Break, Scandal and Orange is the New Black.

I’m boring. That’s not fair. I’m not boring at all, but I don’t have many active interests at this time in my life worth mentioning. No wonder my writing has suffered. However, you can learn more about me in the About Dangerous Lee section.

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Tell readers what your blog’s title means and why you chose it.

I chose to call it The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network because I thought it sounded like a big deal. I thought it would grab attention. I also chose it because from 2011-2013 I featured daily content in several categories like Beauty & Fashion, Celebrities, and Sex, Dating & Relationships. There are currently more than 20 categories within the network.

I wanted to publish various content by a group of writers like you would find in a magazine or newspaper. I grew tired of that format for various reasons so I have moved on from that into what you see on the website in 2014. Sometimes I feel like I need to change the name, but I do post news in an attempt to be entertaining, so it stays.

Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?

I’m a writer. I want to share my writing. I do have an oral journal on my iPod that I have thought about releasing as an audio book of sorts, but I say some very private and very personal things. I think I’ll keep it to myself for now. Maybe I’ll have them released when I die. Hopefully I’ll make more money then.

What topics do you like to write about?

I like to write about life. My life. Life as I see it. As I experience it.

I like to write about how I feel. Oftentimes I don’t feel good or happy. I like to write about how it feels to be unhappy and unsatisfied in this world while still attempting to reach goals and become my version of successful.

Here a few of my favorites:
The Half Series: When Black People Look White
Pole Dancing Is Not Just For Thots
Hoe Baths Are Not Just For Hoes
Real Men Wear Skirts

Who would you love to connect with via your blog?

Anybody. Everybody. Everyone is welcome.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

It’s my short term goal to make $500 from ad revenue a month. It may seem like a small goal, but it will make a huge difference in my income and way of life.


I’m on Twitter!


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