Sunday, 5 May 2013

The subject of the blog came up at a recent conference, and it nearly felt like a lie to say that Vellum and I even have a blog at this point. I've been meaning to post more often for many months now - even thought about posting every day in February to try and get back into the swing of things - but nothing's ever come of it. So here's my renewed attempt to dust off the blog and resume contributing to the digital discussion (if only to justify our appearance at the Kzoo blogger meet-up this week).

One of the challenges to posting has been the matter of content. I have plenty to say about my scholarship, but I'm in the fortunate position where I have a number of people in real life with whom I can discuss my scholarship. By the time I get to a computer, it largely feels like rehashing the same material. I could talk about my program; but though I straddle the pseudonymous line, talking about my program in any detail seems a little too far over the line. I bore myself talking about the work/academia/life balance I try to maintain (and which isn't particularly conducive to finding time to post), which leaves remarkably little worth writing about.

For now, I'll reintroduce myself. I'm an art history PhD student at Northeast Metropolis University (NMU), working full time in science administration for Scientist Boss (SB). Vellum will have to reintroduce himself, though he's posted far more recently than I have. Mercifully, I've survived the spring semester (hurrah!), and even produced a tentative dissertation topic. My desk is relieved that my research pile will soon be going back to the library or getting filed away for future use.

Internet points for identifying my research topic (or parts of it)



Steve Muhlberger said...

Glad to hear from you, and see you soon.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back on air, long may it continue! I hope you find enough interesting sidetracks to make material. I used to find that the footnotes that had to be deleted could make blog posts when I was in your position.