Sunday, September 9, 2007


Oy. I have 780 unread blog posts in my Bloglines subscriptions, so if I haven't commented on your blog in awhile, that's why. I've fallen way behind, and some of that goes all the way back to when I was in England in July.

Speaking of which, I'm "behind" on my own blogging -- there are stories and issues and ideas I wanted to post from my month in London, not to mention the vague promise I made to tell you what I was doing with my graduate research methods class (which, btw, is going OK, but I think it needs more substance next time -- there's a whole post brewing there, too). I also have a half-written post on the vast differences between various archives and libraries, and what one gains from working in them. I started that post while I was actually in one of those places!

I'm starting to wonder if I have time for blogging, but I don't want to lose touch with the friends I've made while doing it over the last two years (just missed my blogiversary a couple of weeks ago). This isn't an announcement that I'm going to quit, but just an explanation of my relative absence in the blogosphere lately. I may just settle into a once-in-awhile posting pattern, and rely on readers who've put me in their RSS feed subscriptions. It all remains to be seen. In the meantime, even if I'm not commenting, I'm trying to catch up and I'm thinking of you all -- especially those of you I know who have started new chapters in their lives or who are going through hard times, personal or professional. And if it's any consolation, I'm kind of lame at keeping in touch with friends I know IRL, too.

PS -- I really want "blogjam" to enter the idiom (if it doesn't already exist). Feel free to use it frequently and disseminate it.


medieval woman said...

Not to worry! I'm majorly in touch with "blogjammin'" - we like hearing from you whenever and at least I have you on feed, so it's easy to check in when you post something.

P.S. I'm ordering your book soon!

heu mihi said...

As a tribute to your blog and my ongoing reading thereof, I will use "blogjam" at the next appropriate opportunity.

Sisyphus said...

Don't leave us! (I know you said you wouldn't; just wanted to make sure you knew my opinion.)

Do you take requests? I want to hear about the grad class --- are you not being crushingly evil with the reading load, or what?

That reminds me, I have three or four half-written posts on theory somewhere I should finish. And that reminds me I have half-written dissertation I should get around to finishing too. Ooog.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

OMG, I am so there with you!

Anonymous said...

"If you feel like crap, you need a drink. If you feel the drink, and you are feeling pink, then you must be an elephant".

Translation Whitelist said...


Yer so manly I thought I'd hug your capilary leg, but I forgot, I don't insist on making children out of clitoris-less snappy guys.

Lots of hugs,


Dr. Virago said...

Regarding the last two comments: