Introducing The Black Iris Facebook Page

Several people have been asking me to create a Facebook page for The Black Iris for some time now and I have to be honest, I really never saw the sense in it. However, lately, there seem to be a few benefits that have convinced me to come over to the dark side, so to speak. The first and foremost is Facebook’s ability to transcend networks far beyond one’s own little social bubble, which has always been one of my objectives with this blog. The second is the ability to contact readers en masse, which is an ability I think would come in handy when the revolution comes. Third is having a wall or a discussion board that I think could be used by readers with suggested topics or news stories that I wouldn’t regularly know about – a way to bring a sense of social-interactivity to a blog (which is kind of like bringing the plural to the singular).

Lastly, after seeing how it’s become a Facebook feature that’s been used rather positively, I think it’ll provide a great way for the writer of this blog (moi) to be a bit closer to his readership.

So join the page, spread it, talk about it excessively at the water cooler, make it your own, pull up a chair, start a discussion, leave a note, interact, create, mix, heckle, jive and all that jazz.

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  • Dude you got some guts! What revolution are you talking about?! You should clarify this before someone gets it the wrong way!

  • Congradulation on your plan to start a Facebook blog of your own. I’d like to speak up for your women from my admittedly religious perspective. The only website that I am on happens to be on because I could not resist the idea of posting my love and friendship to the public. You look me up and it will confirm this. I wrote under my photo that I accept my scripture’s teachings that the love of God and our fellow human beings is show in our faces which reflect the glory of God. The Bible repeats thoughout that it was love of God that made the women beautiful. I should add that modesty is also taught and the culture has to be considered. The women in Corinth were told to cover their hair because prostitutes were going to great lengths to expose themselves in provocative ways. However, decently arranged hair is not considered provocative in America today. If it were then that would justify covering it again. But there is no exception to the rule that our faces are meant to reveal love and kindness. I remember in Iran, where it is customary for people in church to address each other as “Brother” and “Sister,” that a minister said in opposition to some extreme ideas of wearing the chador that “We are a family and half the members of a family do not hide from the other half.

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