Monday, November 28, 2011

Blog Update

I'm going to do that thing where you write, acknowledging that you haven't written, to say that you are going to write.

I was really inspired by the Crunk Feminist Collective's session on digital literacies at the National Women's Studies Association conference. I often eschew blogging because I feel it distracts from the "things I should be doing" aka publishing, dissertation, job applications, teaching, etc. And while those are all worthy and prioritized endeavors, the idea that one set of activities is "productive" and the other is not is, well, a false dichotomy.

So here I am, announcing my game plan. From now on, I will try to post on Mondays. Having set posting days is another tip I got from the fab CFCers. This also gives me set parameters, and thus thinking about blogging might start to feel less overwhelming. Not to mention you the reader will know when to look for posts. I also hope to do some guest blogging other places, and I'll let you know if that works out.

So, what will it be?
Should I muse about my dissertation?
Should I do a link-unloading post?
Should I write about the fact that my use of the phrase 'my feminist ethics' has skyrocketed since the NWSA CFC session?
Should I write about the folks who went to jail for starving their baby because they were afraid it would get too fat?
Should I write about how some people characterize me as a cartoon character and others have pointed out my obsession with footnotes, such that I make 'verbal footnotes' as a matter of course?
Should I write about the fab fat folks I met at NWSA, including lovelies Hanne Blank and TheSugarMonster?
Anything in particular you would like to see here?