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14 March 2008 12 Comments

Thembi is not dead. In fact, I’m far from it.

I just finished doing most of my taxes, and before that was busy designing myself a health regimen, and before that I was focused on holding down two jobs, and before that was up all night researching genetic disorders, and before that was on an urgent music downloading binge, and before that I was all about this huge assignment at work, and before that…I was a blogger.

I really considered hanging up my hat around here and honestly haven’t really made a full decision on that yet. The thing is, the blogosphere drives me bonkers. The Blogger “new post” screen kind of makes me feel creepy-crawly. There are people around who blog just to feel like they have friends and it makes me sad. I keep getting weird pervy spam on MyBlogLog. Being “in the know” to have things to write about is so much harder than keeping your head under a rock. The words “pageview” and “site traffic” give me the same sense of dread that “touch-base” and “utilize” do when someone says them at work. And knowing myself as I do, I know it’s all really just because whenever I share what I write I eventually feel more trapped than a dude with three baby’s mommas. Not that I’m Hemmingway or anything, but when I face “expectations” I just want to throw myself into the Delaware River. So I just had to lay low. This is why you shouldn’t send me anymore fan email or props for this blog whatsoever, just tell a friend to read and comment to entertain me. I’ve also gotten some pretty sassy pressure to come back and share my trash talkin with the world that has actually initimidated me. It’s pretty corny, but I officially qualify as a sensitive artist type, which tickles me. So since I still have some nonsense on my mind, I’ll be around for at least a while, at least with less frequent posts.

I know it’s mean to just disappear on folks, I had a little jump-off who did that to me once and it’s really not cute. I can promise that if WWTD does end, there will be a bunch of fanfare and jivin’ of the most Negroidian extreme. I’m too self-indulgent for anything else. I’m sorry to those who sent me messages or posts, I will catch up with you soon.

12 Comments »

  • Undercover Black Man said:

    I thought maybe you got swept off your feet by an African suitor, and now was living overseas.

    Thembi’s back!

  • Dara said:

    hey i was part of that health regimen creation. and to say the least…it was time-consuming. HA!

  • justjudith said:

    i missed you but i ain’t say nothin’ cause, you know, bloggin’ rough. welcome back for however long!!

  • Malcolm said:

    I was seriously considering updating my blogroll because I thought that WWTD had come to an end. It’s good to have you back, even if it’s on a less frequent basis.

  • Julian said:

    Thembi we love you we want you to live!!!

  • Aaliyah said:

    Living is more important than blogging. And if you did decide to stop, I will still be entertained for a LONG time by all of your previous posts. Muah!

  • Regina said:

    Welcome back lady!!!
    Btw – I knew you could resist the draw!

  • aj said:

    So glad to know everything is ok with you!!! Welcome back.

  • THE 78' MS. J said:

    Wow I had all but given up the ghost that you were coming back so I hadn’t checked the blog in a minute until you said something on mines so that was a long winded way of saying welcome back for however long you are here. Check out theurbanblogger.com its a platform for us by us (lol).

  • THE 78' MS. J said:

    Wow I had all but given up the ghost that you were coming back so I hadn’t checked the blog in a minute until you said something on mines so that was a long winded way of saying welcome back for however long you are here. Check out theurbanblogger.com its a platform for us by us (lol).

  • THE 78' MS. J said:

    Wow I had all but given up the ghost that you were coming back so I hadn’t checked the blog in a minute until you said something on mines so that was a long winded way of saying welcome back for however long you are here. Check out theurbanblogger.com its a platform for us by us (lol).

  • THE 78' MS. J said:

    Wow I had all but given up the ghost that you were coming back so I hadn’t checked the blog in a minute until you said something on mines so that was a long winded way of saying welcome back for however long you are here. Check out theurbanblogger.com its a platform for us by us (lol).

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