I have been a terrible hypocrite, and I want that to change.
I am actively involved in two main blogs: one, my personal blog that is mostly about photography and is based on my main website, and the other a joint blog for the Critical Religion Association (I am one of the writers and currently edit the blog). And yet: despite encouraging (and to some extent demanding) that my research students write a self-reflective blog about their research, I have not done so myself! So that is what this is going to be – and I will no longer feel such a hypocrite.
At the moment, I expect there to be two kinds of posting:
- ongoing reflections about my research, including occasional notes about books and articles I have read;
- practical notes about surviving in Higher Education in Scotland/the UK.
My first posting will almost certainly be something about reclaiming email, which sounds tedious, but is very important. I’ll also write something before too long about the book I’m currently (trying) to write, which might be more stimulating.
I am aware that my schedule will almost certainly mean very irregular posting, but self-reflective writing is important, and it may be that others will be interested in some of my reflections.