Dec 27, 2009

My Holiday and Viral Hiatus, Plus a Resolution

I originally planned to jump-start my blogging during this holiday season, now that I have finished my doctoral quest after several months of furious dissertation-writing, but a combination of a busy holiday schedule and a pair of moderate viral illnesses have sapped both my time and energy the last nine days or so. I hope to get back to the business of writing tomorrow, and my goal for 2010 is to reinvigorate this blog.

Over the past year the blog has lost a sense of focus, at least from my perspective. One of the sources of frustration for me has been my failure to keep up with reader dialogue, which is really the heart of any successful blog. The two-way conversations have always been more important to me than standing at the virtual podium and pounding my fists, and in 2010 I plan to return to a more active role in the blogosphere and other virtual communities.

After all: now all I have to do is work a full-time job like everyone else. This will be the first time since the year 2001 that I have not been juggling full-time school and work (plus my busy family life), and I suspect that some of the "found" time will be filled with blog-related activities.

But for today I must travel and see some relatives, pausing only to gorge at the holiday table. I hope that your holiday weekend is equally joyous!


Anonymous said...

get better, Mikey!

Mad Jack said...

Yeah, HistoryMikePhD, get better. Then, when you're feeling up to it, go over to SwampBubbles and see if you can bait Purnhrt into a flame war. I'll help defend you, and I bet you can get GZ to help too. See how many blogs the flame war can spill into, then carry it over to Lisa's blog and watch Purnhrt lose her temper and post some stuff, then watch Lisa Renee start legal proceedings.

Doesn't that sound like fun?

So - how about a critter update? How's Eddie Haskel?

microdot said...

There's always enough time...
That's my New Years Resolution.
I always think that I could never do all that I planned to do the way I want to do it. That's what keeps me up at night, but in the end, it's always easier than I ever imagined.

As far as blogging...

my new years resolution is the the title of an act from "Progress" a play by F. Zappa.

"Undaunted, the band played on"