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Second Verse, Same as the First

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Well, it’s really the 4th verse, but you get the picture

It is with great pleasure and honor that I take over the Managing Editor role at Blogger So Dear from my good friend Robert Reinhard. As Rob noted in his magnum opus yesterday, he will be departing from this job at BSD as he moves on to different things in his professional life.

During his three years at the head of Blogger So Dear, we experienced the best run from a views and clicks standpoint that we have ever had. While those are obviously not the end game, it does demonstrate the quality and quantity of work that he managed to produce consistently.

My goal is to make this a seamless transition for the staff and the readers. Since I have been working with this team for the past 7 years, and am also familiar with many of them from outside of the BSD realm, I believe this should not be too difficult.

A brief background on myself would probably be a good place to start. I am 27 years old and have lived in Winston-Salem my entire life. I graduated from Wake Forest in 2012, but have been a lifelong Demon Deacon fan, thanks to my parents devotion (sadistic at times) to purchasing season tickets to basketball and football games.

Since graduating I’ve had a job in Winston (BSD is not a full-time job for anybody here), and continued to attend as many Wake Forest sporting events as possible.

I joined the staff in March of 2010 to assist in writing articles for Martin Rickman (founder), stayed on with J.P. Mundy, and eventually Rob. All three were fantastic to work under, and have shown there are many different ways to lead effectively and efficiently.

I hope to merge all of those styles in to a brand of my own and continue to make Blogger So Dear your go-to site for Wake Forest athletics news, articles, and (sometimes) hot takes.

If you ever wish to contact me directly then I am very open to that, and you can find my e-mail address under my profile. I am also quite (too?) frequently on Twitter, where you can follow me at @BSD_RaJohnston.

This is something that I look forward to doing, as Blogger So Dear is very important to me. I know a lot of folks rely on this for their news, and with the shrinking world, it’s amazing to be a part of so many people’s lives as a fixture they can rely on consistently.

Thank you very much for your continuing readership, as without it, none of this would be even remotely possible.

-Riley Johnston

Wake Forest Class of 2012