Yes, I know. For those keeping track, this is the fifth time I’ve started one of these. Actually, maybe it’s the sixth, so it’s good that nobody is keeping track.
However, it is 2014, and since I’ve basically given up on Twitter (couldn’t keep up) and won’t join Facebook (because I don’t trust my family, my students, and my family, in that order, more or less), I need some online presence.
So I figured, while I was at it, I might as well get a proper domain, too, so that I could put it on a business card. That means that this is primarily going to be a professional thing, a cross between an online CV (note the menu above) and a place where I can note things that might have professional implications for me.
That means a bit about my research, a bit about teaching, a bit about books that I read and conferences I attend. I’ll probably keep up my occasional translations of German poetry (which I do to keep sharp in the language). Maybe a bit about music or beer (being a Germanist, this comes naturally), though I’ll probably stay away from most other topics. We’ll see.
I don’t have high hopes for readership, but for once I’ll actually start publicizing the link (like I said, it’s on my business cards), and perhaps someday this will find some attention.