So, I finally got around to manually creating a blogroll for this blog, creating it mainly from the blogs I have in my RSS reader. But I’m sure I’ve missed many people who read this blog and who have similar academic/personal blogs, because I haven’t updated my RSS reader in a long time. You deserve to be on the blogroll, too! So, if you want to be added, just post a comment with a link to your blog and let me know!
Also, I want to post something substantial and substantive before the school year starts, but I’m a little uninspired. I was thinking about something about MOOCs, though. I think I have something to say that hasn’t quite been said yet. Maybe. But do you all really want to read another post about MOOCs?
ETA: The Blogroll is down there at the bottom of the right-hand column on the home page, btw. So if you click through to this post from your RSS reader, you’ll need to go to the main page to see it.
I am writing. It’s just a synthesis kind of writing — that “companion to” article I blogged about awhile back (I’m too lazy to find the link) — but it’s writing. And it feels good to be doing it again. I’ve got a couple little meters in the side bar to measure it, which I’ve mentioned, and now I have a cool sticker, too. Sisyphus made it for our writing group and I’m putting it in the sidebar, too. Go look!
Speaking of writing, gotta get to it!
OK, since Quod She 1.0 is/was a Blogger blog, and it’s thus owned by Google, it tends to come up in Google searches pretty easily. Right now, if you search “Dr. Virago” on Google, it comes up very first — hooray! — and my Blogger profile comes up sixth. But this blog is down at the bottom. (Meanwhile, my LiveJournal profile page comes up on the third page and my Technorati page shows up on page 4, along with mentions of me on other people’s blogs.) Apparently Virago is also the brand of a motorcycle starter system (weird), so a guy incorporating that into his name shows up with me on the first page. More annoying is that there’s another Dr. Virago blogging (or at least commenting) out there (she shows up on page 2). Since she also considers herself a feminist, someone could, potentially confuse us. But that Dr. Virago is not this Dr. Virago. Just so you know. Oh, also, there’s Blogger blog called Dr. Virago (instead of Quod She) that shows up on the fourth or fifth page, but it’s in Spanish and I don’t speak or write Spanish, so I’m pretty sure no one will confuse us.
There, do you think I’ve mentioned Dr. Virago enough to push this blog up a little? 🙂
If you read Quod She on a feed reader, you don’t really have 52 posts to catch up on. Only this one is new,a nd I’m posting it to tell you to ignore the following 51. Doing some blog maintenance, I changed and reorganized some categories for those posts, and Google Reader, for one, interpreted them as new posts, I guess. (Or WordPress’s RSS feed sent them out as new.)
Anyway, just ignore them. That is all
OK, how come WordPress lets me show up as Dr. Virago on comments on other WordPress blogs, but on Blogger blogs, I’m “quodshe.” It’s driving me nuts that my Blogger comments say “quodshe” because that suggests “quodshe says” and that’s just redundant (and also a conflict in tenses). Why won’t the Open ID sign-in do what WordPress commenting does, and distinguish between blog title and blog author? Sigh.
OK, I just noticed that WordPress failed to import any embedded videos in posts from the old blog site. Oh well. Another good reason to keep the old blog up and running.
>I’ve finally spent some time updating my blog roll. Since I use Blogrolling and have a “Blogroll It!” button on my browser, it’s really easy to add blogs, but I have a tendency not to keep up on cleaning out the defunct and discontinued links.
But while deleting dead links has a kind of satisfaction to it, it’s not nearly as fun as adding new ones. So, if you read this blog — even if you don’t comment here — and you’ve got a blog of your own and it’s not my blog roll, leave me a comment with your URL and I’ll add you. Likewise, if you’ve moved and I haven’t found your new blog, or if there’s something wrong with the way your blog is listed here, let me know.
>One of my favorite people in the world is coming through town tomorrow for about 24 hours, so I won’t be posting for a few days. And since I haven’t been posting for quite a few days already, it’ll just be more of the same.
In the meantime, I’ll try to think of something substantive and academic to write about. So here’s a question: if a blog post that annoyed the heck out of me is weeks old by the time I get around to posting about it, is it too ‘old news’ for me to post about it? Discuss. (And no, it wasn’t by any of you.)
>So I followed through on the suggestion to re-design the blog around Pippi, or at least her coloring. I fiddled with the old template for awhile and then decided that it wasn’t working with the new colors. But then I found this template, changed a few things a bit, and added the background picture. I know I don’t work on things ecclesiastical or monastic, but the picture, which I took in the ruins of Battle Abbey, goes so well with the template colors, and I just like its lines. I’ve especially always liked the way vaulted roofs like this look like plants sprouting out of their support columns. And hey, it’s medieval.
What do you think? Any suggestions? I think I might change the post titles to something darker and richer — maybe a dark red.
They’re a little washed out now. Done!