I still don't quite know what to do with this blog. It's nice to have one, but I'm a bit leary about sending my thoughts out into the void and wondering (perhaps hoping?) that other people will read them.
My primary tool for contacting people online, Readerville, has drastically changed format and no longer welcomes conversation. I find that very sad. Readerville was a huge part of my life since July 2001, and it's hard to let go of it. The people there helped me through 9-11, the death of Jeanie Flath, through grad school applications & rejections . . . the list goes on. But, I have to admit, it's probably healthier to get away from Readerville when I can. I'll miss the people there, but it'll be a good thing to reclaim the time that I had devoted to Readerville in the past.
Now, I negotiate how to write this blog--how much personal, professional, or other information I intend to publish. After all, I won't forget that article in The Chronicle of Higher Education recommending that people in my position to not have a blog . . .