Please support unSouthern – my new blog venture

Hi, it’s Micah. I appreciate those of you who have clicked over to during the past ten years and read my ramblings, social commentary, and pop culture musings. This has been like a public diary space for me, and it has prepared me for my next venture.

While I’m keeping online for the time being, I will be directing my focus to something more… focused. My new blog is called unSouthern. You can expect the same madcap randomness and variety of subject matter in the new space, but I want to use my Southern identity, or lack thereof, as a home base from which to comment and explore.

If you came here from my shameless Facebook plea for support, I must first apologize. I appreciate your friendship and treasure your online camaraderie, and do not want to cheapen it with unseemly plugs for my personal writing projects. Therefore, this will be one of the few times I will solicit you in this way.

[Keep in mind, though, that in the same way that a particularly darling pic of one of my kitties will slip through my better-judgment social media filter because I like it so much, I may occasionally share a post from the new site.]

If you’ve made it this far, face it — you like me and feel some sort of obligation to help me launch this new site. So this is what you can do to help:

  • Go to the new site. The link is above. There’s no weird spelling, The domain is pristine and can be typed in without any dots, dashes, numbers, or recently invented domain name extensions.
  • READ THE POSTS. (The first one is coming on February 22.) Traffic is great, but I don’t want to treat you like a bot–I only want your engagement if you’re engaged. I’m no Alice Walker or Stephen King. I’m no Erma Bombeck or Dave Barry. I’m — starting to depress myself. My point is that I may not be the the type of writer that appeals to you, and if not, hey, thanks for playing.
  • If you like what you see, tell your friends. Share the links.
  • If you don’t like what you see, contact some of your friends who have poor taste and suggest the page to them.
  • Like and follow the accompanying Facebook page. Write comments on the page.
  • When the Twitter and IG pages open up, do the same.
  • If you see a Facebook ad for my site (because face it, if you go to my site once, you’ll never stop seeing ads for it), like the ad and comment on that.
  • Send me suggestions for topics that you want me to discuss.

Thanks for your past engagement, thanks for reading this, and thanks in advance for reading what’s to come.


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