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I didn’t want to issue a clarion call until I had a couple of posts under my belt in this space. But now that I’ve been at this for a good two-to-three weeks, I feel like I can lead a charge.

If you’re an OG Blogger—I’m talking Blogspot, WordPress, Livejournal, pre-Twitter and Instagram—you need to #dustoffyourblog.

You. Yeah, you. With a long-abandoned WordPress sitting under cobwebs in some corner of the Internet. Flip open your laptop (or your phone, because we can do that now) and come back to telling your story on the Internet.

“Why?” you ask. You’re an adult with a life. You’ve got a grown-up job, a spouse, children, a public profile to protect. What do you gain from journaling on the World Wide Web?

Because we’re in an increasingly isolated world. A world too often driven by mindless engagement.

And we could all use a space to take a breather. To wrap our minds around this new normal, slowly. Carefully. For audiences that care enough to click our links instead of stumbling upon on us via compulsive scrolling.

If you’re out there with a story to tell (and we’re living history, so who among us doesn’t?), I’m encouraging you to come back to the fold. It’s quiet here. And we’re waiting to hear from you.

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a girl named rob

I used to be "skinny black girl." I'm now a slender woman on the other side of 35 with no new moniker who is not quite interested in writing under her given name. Still writing my life, a day (or some months) at a time. Also, still black.

3 thoughts on “#dustoffyourblog”

  1. Well-timed. I was just thinking about dusting mine off this weekend. I already know where I’d like to start and what I’d like to talk about. Plus, I’ve definitely enjoyed reading your return to the space. It’s crazy no matter how many times we leave, we always find our way back “home.”

    (That’s also why we never give you shit about it when you quit and come back lol)


  2. With everything going on, this truly has felt like a homecoming. Different from previous attempts at “coming back” because all of our worlds have become much smaller after years of trending toward “doing the most.”

    Happy to be back. And looking forward to your return, friend.


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