The next few days – until 2 January – I will have my first few real days off in a long, long time. Considering we moved from Colorado to Germany this year, I started a new job, we all started a new life, and I only saw my husband for 4 months total in 2008 – meaning that I was basically a single mom throughout most of all this – that’s really pretty necessary.
So this is the perfect opportunity (and this makes sense for people who know me) to challenge myself by saying that I’ll post one blog entry every day for the next week. This may not sound like a challenge to all of you real bloggers, but it is: the thing is, I realized that I still don’t really get blogging. My biggest hold-up is that I want all of my posts to be interesting, well-written, thought out, researched, etc. This is appropriate in most cases, considering that my blog is primarily about other people and I’d like to portray them and what they do as well as I can.
However, it is also in the way of creating some primarily entertaining posts. Or more generally: it just gets in the way of writing. Two posts in particular have made me think about this in the last few days, one from Bora and one from Isis the Scientist. The posts were both prompted by the same annoying thing (I won’t go into detail), and there’s a lot of other excellent stuff in Bora’s, but to me – right now – they boil down to this:
WRITE IF YOU CAN!!
So I’ll give it a go.
This post was first published on Nature Network, which has since been discontinued. The post has been moved to SciLogs, where you can also read the comments made at the time.