Revolutionary Paideia’s Third Blogoversary


It’s my blogoversary!  I have officially been blogging for three years now.  Since I began blogging on February 14, 2010, it’s easy for me to remember the anniversary of Revolutionary Paideia—it’s on Valentine’s Day.  Revolutionary Paideia has been tremendously successful in its three years of existence.  I’ve been able to amass an unbelievable number of readers.  Even early on in this blog’s history, WordPress named it “One of the Fastest Growing Blogs.”  WordPress only gives this distinction to the top blogs that are attracting the most readers.  I’m thankful to my readers for making the success of Revolutionary Paideia possible.  If it was not for you, Revolutionary Paideia would be just one of the numerous blogs that has no readers or very few readers.

This blog has added to my success and has enabled me to create valuable new friendships and alliances.

For those who are unfamiliar with this blog, it’s a cultural commentary blog offering frequently published pieces on many diverse topics, including education, sports, literature, film, music, black culture, popular culture, self-help, and etc.  I post pieces 4 to 5 times a week.  For some of the other online publications I write for, take a look at my “Portfolio” page.

I want to thank one of my best friends, Santresa L. Glass, the person who gave me passionate pushes to go ahead and begin blogging.  I had expressed to her my desire to start blogging, but I was striving for everything to be perfect before I would begin.  Santresa would not settle for this.  She persistently insisted I begin immediately.  After getting tired of listening to her nag me about going ahead and launch my blog, I went ahead and launched it.  Thanks for your constant nagging, Santresa!

I look forward to many more years of blogging.  Revolutionary Paideia will bring you many exciting things this year and I don’t want you to miss any of them.  I will continue to maintain my commitment to “unsettling, unnerving, and unhousing” you.

Again, I thank all of my readers for helping to develop Revolutionary Paideia into the great success it is today!  Happy Blogoversary to Revolutionary Paideia!

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Revolutionary Paideia’s First Blogoversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of the founding of Revolutionary Paideia. In just one year, Revolutionary Paideia has been fortunate enough to amass over 131,000 readers. However, before I thank my readers, I would like to thank God for giving me the gift of writing and would like to thank him for giving me this blog as a useful outlet to share with the world my “unsettling, unnerving, and unhousing” voice. I appreciate all of my readers and those who have become fans of Revolutionary Paideia. I hope that you will continue to enjoy the journey. I will continue to do it the only way that I know how: no rules, no boundaries, no borders, and no hesitation. I do things my way and always shake things up.

I’ve never tried to blog like anyone and I wouldn’t ever want to because it’s far too much fun being me! If you don’t get anything from this blog, please get the message that this blog constantly offers: Be Yourself!

Some individuals have thought that some of my pieces were about them and/or targeted at them. Please! I never take time out of my busy schedule to address one single person, unless I explicitly state that I’m addressing a specific individual. If I feel the need to address any person, I know how to contact you, will find a way to contact you, and/or I will come and visit you. Okay, please let that be clear. Some people will find a way to make everything about them. At Revolutionary Paideia, baby, it’s not about you! There are too many critical, interesting, fun, exciting, challenging, and important issues and problems to write about than to focus simply on you. Therefore, don’t get it twisted!

The spirit of “unsettling, unnerving, and unhousing” people that founded this blog is not aimed at being mean. It’s focused on uplifting and advancing people. The reality is that sometimes you need to be “unsettled,” “unnerved,” and/or “unhoused” to move you from the superficial to the substantial, from the trivial to the truth. Sometimes you need to be so unsettled that you are forced to give up your falsehoods, your faulty preconceptions, and your unchallenged dogmas.

Revolutionary Paideia will continue to serve as a space where unrestricted discourse will take place. I want to encourage you to keep reading Revolutionary Paideia and to tell your friends to become readers of Revolutionary Paideia. You can subscribe to Revolutionary Paideia free of charge by entering your email address in the appropriate box on the left side of this blog.

Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to another successful, productive, and fun year of blogging!

Antonio Maurice Daniels

University of Wisconsin-Madison