Monthly Archives: July 2016

The long dark dearth of posts

So I haven’t posted in quite a while. I actually have several posts written in a Word document but haven’t gotten around to queuing them up here.

Why?

Two reasons.

One is my personal life has been abnormally hectic for almost a year now and I don’t have as much energy to devote to this blog as I used to.

The second reason is that I am still writing a lot, but that writing is actually factually getting published! I’ve been reviewing nonfiction books for an academic journal, I’m now writing all of the content for my workplace’s website, I’m working on a couple of journal articles and I’m also coauthoring a white paper* that will be published by a major professional organization.

So what writing energy I do have is primarily devoted to more “serious” academic work. It also helps that I get a much bigger, more readily definable benefit from writing that stuff than I do posting obnoxious book reviews here.

I’m planning on getting back to posting in the next couple of months, but if you were curious about why it’s been so long, that’s why.

 

*by “white paper” I mean “an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body’s philosophy on the matter” and not “a tool meant to persuade customers and partners and promote a product or viewpoint“, just to be clear.

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