Damn. I missed another blogiversary. But, better late than never:
On June 5, 2007, I posted this.
If you click through, you'll see that I started this blog at the beginning of a pre-tenure fellowship year, to chronicle the work on a first monograph in Medieval Stuff. "People might find this interesting," I thought. And sure enough, some people did. Along the way, there was a fabulous Judith Bennett roundtable, "remedial-gate," some romance for a time, and a lot of new friends -- some of whom I've even gotten to meet in person, much to my happiness.** When I got stuck, I'd sometimes post a photo. Like this:
The first book is now finished, and I've just gone through all of my old posts to add a tag, "First Book Chronicles." If you're interested in that process, click on the tag at right (or the link), and all my experience in this matter, both good and bad, will be revealed.
But as I said, the first book is now finished, and available for purchase. Barring some follow-up posts when the reviews come out, that part of the blog is definitively done. As a result, I find myself writing a blog in search of an identity. If you've noticed some rambling, navel-gazing, and opinionating over the last few months, that's why.
As in any creative endeavor, a theme or two will emerge soon, I'm sure. In the meantime, thanks for hanging out with me the past three years:*** readers, lurkers, new friends and old ones. It's been a blast, so I'm gonna keep it up, and see where we go.
**Turns out that the people who have been pretty cool online are also pretty cool in person. And we're all stunningly attractive.
***= 21 in blog years.