New Year--Still Here

A chalk board with Scrabble letters that say "The Blogging Continues - Year Ten"

So 2020 will mark the 10th year of blogging.  This here is the 1679th post, which means I averaged about 167 posts a year since starting this blog in March 2010 (originally named "The Hitchhiking Adjunct").  Some posts were obviously more substantial than others.  And a good portion of them were reprinting what I had written elsewhere.  Of course, there were the ones that were part of a year-long series such as when I did the 365 Short Stories and 365 Photos projects.  

This past year, the posts have been a bit less than usual, to say the least.  I've published about 60 or so posts, most of which have largely consistent of reprints, reviews (which I first posted to GoodReads), and pieces that I had written previously (e.g. the PhD Chronicles were written in 2018 and the Mudty Relations essay series was mostly written in 2018).  There's been a variety of reasons for this including it being busier with different projects and work (make ever slow progress on the dissertation; picking up teaching at Southern New Hampshire University, running the Northeast Popular Culture Association) and other things that have popped up along the way.  

But I'm happiest when I'm producing interesting content that is a reflection of my life or expanding my own horizons, so I want to get back into the habit of blogging.  I hope that as we start 2020, I can get back into the groove and share some of the interesting things that I am exploring, experiencing, or contemplating.  At the very least, I hope I can get back to my monthly review of books (I can't believe I dropped that, but clearly, that's an indication of how busy things go, no?).  

2020 has a lot of things in store for me--I'm making significant progress on the Dissertation (more about that soon), I have some great opportunities to present and talk about work I'm doing, and yes, there are a few surprises too that I can't talk about just yet.  

But needless to say, I think you will notice a bit more activity beyond the reviews and I hope that you'll continue to read and enjoy this blog!



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