I’m a big fan of Infolinks. I use them on just about all of my money making blogs.
Recently they sent out a newsletter spreading the news about a new graphic they created on the mind of a blogger. The graphic was well done and well thought out (well, mostly well thought out).
It is a graphic interpretation of what we bloggers must consider every time we create a blog. We have to think of things like selecting the proper URL, subject matter, SEO, quality content, driving traffic to the site and of course social networkability.
The graphic showed different people in various stages of creating a blog. The graphics are cute and non-offensive.
A Diversified World
It saddened me, however, that as I viewed the rather long graphic which, by the way has a height 7,341 pixels and a width 600 pixels, is that there was not one single person of color represented in the graphic.
Maybe as a NY Knick fan I’ve gone Lin-Sane, but I didn’t see an Asian in the graphic. With the large number of writers in India, I didn’t see an Indian in the graphic. Neither did I see anyone in the image that looked like me.
The Flattening of the World
Being born and raised in America there was a period of time when all I though of was America and American things. The Internet has helped to change my view. Because of the Internet, everyone is just a mouse-click away.
There was a time here on NJFM when I reviewed various writing opportunities. I quickly found that most of my opportunities were for American writers. After writing a few reviews, I realized I was leaving most of the world out. As a result, I changed my criteria when reviewing writing sites to include information on whether or not the gigs were open to non-American writers.
For me to ignore that piece of the world would be short sighted. Yes, No Job for Mom is written from the point of view of an American because that’s what I am, but I do try to consider non-American writers when writing about online opportunities.
Not an Incendiary Post
I do not write incendiary posts and this is not an open forum for racist remarks. Any comments written in that flavor will be deleted. The reason why I wrote this post is because, as Maya Angelou says, “When you know better, you do better.”
And yes, I sent an email to Infolinks congratulating them on the attractive graphic and suggested that in the future they should include people of color.