My Secret Blog

I've had a secret blog for the last few years. It has been focused on what I'm studying in my Technical Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. program. The posts on that site helped me to study for and write my comprehensive exams last year, and I use it frequently to revisit the scholarship and conversations surrounding... Continue Reading →

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Getting to Know You: Survey Results

A year ago, I collaborated with Ariel from One Little Library, Kay from What Me Read, and Tamara from Traveling With T. to survey our readers about what they (you!) enjoy in a book review blog. We had 100 responses, and this is a summary of the results. If you’re interested in seeing the full... Continue Reading →

More Girls’ Studies

Many of you may remember that last year, I took a girls' studies class, and regularly posted assignments to my blog.  You can see those past posts here. This semester, I'm teaching the same class!  I have two wonderful and articulate students, and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing their blogs... Continue Reading →

Kissing Santa Claus

When I was about 9 or 10, I kissed Santa Claus.  Being the shy person that I am, I did not spontaneously act, but instead, my parents saw an opportunity for capturing a childhood memory that misrepresents my personality completely. I know. I'm not really kissing him in this picture, but I did!  This was... Continue Reading →

A Post-Halloween Trick

My ten-year-old daughter's substitute teacher asked her what she was going to be for Halloween.  My daughter responded, "Lucy Ricardo, from I Love Lucy." The substitute responded, "Hmm. I'm not familiar with that." What?!?!? "How old is this lady?" I asked my daughter. "I don't know. . . . She has white hair." "Has she... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not a Mom Blogger

In July, I explained why I’m not a craft blogger. Today I’ll explain why I’m not a mom blogger. Yet technically I am one, because according to Mashable, a mom blogger is any woman with kids at home who has read or contributed to a blog in the last 30 days. However, I don’t consider... Continue Reading →

My Blog is a Plagiarist’s Dream

I’ve had to punish plagiarists. It isn’t a fun job, but when I taught freshman English courses at a university during my Master’s program, I had to deal with it. As you all know, universities don’t take kindly to academic theft, and it is a serious issue that writing instructors must address. My first experience... Continue Reading →

Convince Me to Follow Your Blog

I’ve reached 20,000 followers, and although that makes my blog seem “big,” the truth is that my stats and actual page views are much lower. I get an average of 300 to 400 views a day, with slightly fewer unique visitors. All 20,000 of you are not reading or visiting my blog, but that’s okay.... Continue Reading →

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