Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I am this many!
Actually, I began my bloggy life 2 years and 6 days ago! (But who's counting?) Good lord, how the time passes...
As I've mentioned before, I've been thinking a lot about what this blog is, should be, was, etc. At first, it was a way for me to create some kind of community when TD and I were isolated at my first VAP and dealing with the thought of living apart (something that didn't happen, as it turns out, until a year later). Then I started to realize how many lovely people are out there - the blogosphere is big and I've only carved out the tiniest of niches in it, but I'm happy in my niche.
I've also begun to think about the purpose of my blog. Is Medieval Woman using this forum to air deep thoughts on things medieval? Rarely, as it turns out. Is Medieval Woman a new professor airing funny (and not so funny) antics about her students (with the requisite anonymity of course) - often, as it turns out. Is Medieval Woman looking to blog about anything floating around in the ether and that happens to wander into her mind? Almost always.
Medieval Woman would now like to stop referring to herself in the third person.
Sometimes I have bouts of guilt, and slight envy, when I see the wonderful scholarly blogging that goes on (whether it's medieval or some other field). I'll tell TD that I need to be more overtly medieval on my blog. But I'm pretty happy with the blog-friendships I've made and I've realized that that's what I'm invested in. I like having blogger meet-ups whenever possible, but I also just like our happy correspondence. I like the fact that, when something goes really right or really wrong in almost all of our lives, there is an instant mobilization of good feeling, wagons circled, backs patted.
All this musing is to say that I've thought a lot about my blog...and I've decided not to change a thing. I can't promise to blog consistently all the time, but there's at least consistency in that!
So, to all of you who have come by from the very beginning (Flavia, T.E., Morgan, Hilaire, New Kid, What Now, Dr. Virago, Pilgrim/Heretic, etc.) and who have just started coming by over the intervening time (Heu Mihi, Notorious, Belle, Sisyphus, Absurdist, Squadratomagico, etc.*) - thank you for keeping me going!
Now for cake....and booze...
*I apologize if I missed anyone!!