June marked the beginning of my Jesus year, and it has been an interesting month to say the least, which I have found to be variously amusing and disappointing. I know some of y’all have some burning questions, so who am I not to spit to put your eyebrows out? This is long, though. Much longer than the post the University of Memphis put up about my employment. Pull up a chair.
He–Prince–didn’t exactly come to me in a cloud of purple divinity and command me to do so, mind you. I had been on Tumblr, largely out of pedagogical dedication, sporadically reblogging things and scrolling and refreshing pages for hours on end, since the end of 2011. I was a late-adopter of social media, having only joined Facebook in 2009 because as the youngest member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Black Sociologists at the time, I was drafted to make sure we “reached out to the young folks on the face books.” I joined Twitter in 2012 because I lost a bet with former McNair mentee Kimber Thomas, and even then I kept my account private and tweeted sundries when the mood struck.
That’s right. I’m migrating from tumblr to here at New South Negress so you and I both can find my posts and remember what I said about what. I guess this is like the Great Migration. Except I ain’t going North. I’m moving from the small-town South to the city. I still love the country, er, tumblr, though, and will still be there posting and reblogging things I choose. But starting in October, you can find the writing here, too.