My apologies to the Writers, Jeff, EJ, David, and just about everybody else on the Master List, but most of the Saipan Bloggers have been non-Chamorro, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Even my blog, Saipan's most popular blog since ever since, has a Western tilt. Sure I'm Chamorro, but I'm also Irish and was educated from kindergarten onwards in the greatest country the world has or ever will see.
I think that locals have some great stories to tell and see things from a really unique perspective. How does someone who grew up on Saipan see the world? What did they think when they saw their very first traffic light going in during the 1990's? What has changed now that there are 10 times more people on Saipan than there were 30 years ago? How about all the opportunities that have opened up in the last few years, how has that changed their lives?
Not to say that there aren't already some Chamorro bloggers already out there. Mona has her blog in Seattle and DC, Galvin, Boni, and Hope publish their blogs here from Saipan. Hell, we've even got Carolinian bloggers in Cinta and Gus.
I'm really excited to see more Chamorro blogs popping up. Some of the Chamorro blogs I've come across lately are Decolonize Micronesia, Chamorro Language & Culture, Peace and Justice for Guam and the Pacific, Voicing Indigeneity, and NO REST FOR THE AWAKE - MINAGAHET CHAMORRO.
I have to admit that some of the blogs are a little, um, pro-decolonizationesque. But hey, at least they're blogging! Now if we can just find more Chamorro bloggers to focus on more important things, like torturing small pets and posting pictures of local girls in bikinis...