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Me too: regaining blogging rhythm

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but Elmine’s resolution to blog daily for next 66 days was the last drop I needed to make my own. Having a little kid makes daily blogging pretty unrealistic, but I should be able to manage 4 posts a week till Christmas (I work 4 days a week :).

sponges in captivity by Jack Lyons

sponges in captivity, CC Jack Lyons

A colleague used to say that some people are like sponges – full of ideas, but usually need some help from others to get those ideas squeezed out. I tend to be a bit better in exploring, diverging and making connections across ideas than in squeezing those into something useful. I usually need projects (anything between doing a PhD and preparing for a talk) to give a reason and a structure  to make something useful of the ideas.

Big projects don’t appear out of nowhere, they grow from the small ones. And I know (and tell everyone based on my PhD research 🙂 that writing a blogpost makes a perfect small project, providing an excuse to make something (potentially) useful and to invest in the future. Somehow I stopped doing that on a regular basis and I really miss it. It’s time to get it back.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Elmine November 23, 2009, 20:35

    You’re welcome 🙂

  • Jeffrey Keefer December 3, 2009, 18:24

    Lilia, glad to see you have kept this commitment up now for at least a week — keep it up! This makes me think of Laurel Richardson’s work in Writing: A Method of Inquiry (2000).

    Perhaps something to write about may be how your blog and work is again changing, now that you have your degree and are into some new areas of interest?

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