It’s time to get this blog going, and I’m going to try really, really hard to update it frequently. I’ve failed at blogging several times, but this time I think I’m in the right “space” to do it well.
I started my job as an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill on July 1, and I’m trying to embrace my new identity as a professor rather than as a slave grad student. As such, I think I’ll have a bit more time to do some good blogging, and I hope some of the stuff I blog about can be fleshed out into full-length papers, teaching materials, and other productive stuff. I’m no Henry Jenkins, but I admire his blog and the way he uses his blog to launch papers and host debates.
In this blog, I hope to write about a variety of issues. Some of them will be about my personal life, my experiences as a new dog owner, my experiences in North Carolina, and so on. And surely I’ll devote some posts in this blog to political news and current events. But I want a hefty amount of this blog to tackle issues in communication theory and research, professional development issues for graduate students, and other topics in the industry of academia.
Hopefully I can sustain this blog. We’ll see. Enjoy.