Blog here, blog there, blogs are flying everywhere
The title of this blog entry is a takeoff on a song we sing during the Passover seder to keep the children and ourselves amused during the long preamble to the holiday meal. The actual lyrics are “Frogs here, frogs there, frogs were jumping everywhere.”
Kristen and I have trying to get the hang of this blogging thing. I am a bit embarrassed by how much I am enjoying it. Like answering surveys it is probably best to avoid blogging most of the time but hey, it is summer time at the moment.
Karen Kelsky, who writes a regular blog Pearls of Wisdom on her The Professor is in website posted a very complimentary blog posting about our excerpt on self promotion in Inside Higher E. She agreed with us that self promotion is a necessary part of success in the job and disagreed with the nay saying commentators.
Meanwhile yesterday Kristen wrote a guest blog for the Sloan Work/Family Balance blog, which will be out soon and today I wrote my guest blog for the same outlet will be out at the end of the month. Kristen”s topic is the self selectivity of who is writing advice for young PhDs given the time constraints we all face and Rachel”s topic is the time flexibility trap. We will share both of these entries here soon.
In the meantime, close your computer for the night and go kiss your kids and your partner. I feel just like my mother who to this day ends almost every phone conversation since I have been in college with the admonition to “Go to sleep.”
August 9, 2011