It occurs to me that it’s been a while since last I posted and introduction to myself. And since I’ve signed on for a couple blog-every-day challenges, I thought I might take a moment to say hi.
I started blogging in earnest last November when I joined the National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo challenge. In this case, the challenge was to blog daily. I thought I would only do it through November, but I’ve actually kept it up, posting something new to the blog nearly every day since November 1, 2012. I’ve missed a few days here or there, due to illness or travel, but then some days I publish as many as three posts. So I’ve essentially posted daily for nearly a year.
This month, I heard about another blogging fest called the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Again, the idea is to post every day. And since I do that already, I figured, what the heck. The worst-case scenario is that I get a few more hits here. Best case, I make some new blog-buddies.
The things I post here are variable. I’ve never restricted myself to a specific theme. I just write about what’s important to me at the time. Right now, I’m in the throes of teaching an introductory geology course, so you can expect lots of geology posts. In the summer, I post travelogues about my field work, as a geologist and paleontologist.
I’ll post about the trials and tribulations of raising a child who is on the autism spectrum. I’ll tell you about costuming, because I like to sew period garb. And, because I study the western martial arts, you’ll also hear about swordplay once in a while.
Every Saturday, I’ll write a chapter of a book and post it here (even though I haven’t written last Saturday’s yet).
At the end of this month, I’ll be at a professional conference for vertebrate paleontologists. Look for posts about that.
I like to post about things that people are interested in. I’m in the business of teaching, and of learning. I’m a geochemist, a vertebrate paleontologist, a mother, a student of the western martial arts, a writer, a sometime-artist, and an accidental seamstress. Ask me questions about these things, and I’ll write posts to answer them.