I just nerded out big time when I came across this line in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah, where the main character writes a blog called Raceteenth or Curious Observations by a Non-American Black on the Subject of Blackness in America:
And she signed on to WordPress, and her blog was born
The whole passage, and really the whole book, testifies to the power of blogging to share observations, truths, and experiences that might otherwise be kept silent. But that’s a bigger subject. And not the point of the book at all. I just squeed when I saw the character uses WordPress for her blog and wanted to share ❤️.