The Blogging Graduate Student

Uncovering the Roof

85515856_e56aae92bf_o Photo: Newspaper on a tube seat. Headline reads “20,000 a day start a blog”. CC Annie Mole, flickr.

Should postgraduate researchers blog?

At the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature conference last week, a panel reportedly concluded that postgraduate students shouldn’t blog. It is dangerous to your copyright, to your chances of a job, and to the time you have to spend on work, they apparently lectured.

There are three reasons why I’m annoyed by this ‘wisdom’ handed down from on high.

1. A Blogging Disabled Graduate Student

The irony is not lost on me, that I could never have been at the AAR conference in person. Travelling to conferences as a disabled student is getting more and more difficult, and I think I now I no longer have enough support or access to enough funding that I could safely and semi-accessibly go that far abroad for that long.


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31 Days of Offerings – Day 23-26: Shying Away from The Great Offering

Blogpost 10.2 A Guest Post by Naomi Catherine

Treasure in Barren Places

31 Days of Offerings(1)

I have the gall to whine at a goddess about my difficulties resolving concepts of ‘Pagan’ and concerns about many, many of the practices of that community, and to wonder whether my strategy from here on in should be silence.

And my Lady, who has called me to tell her stories and speak her name, came to me as a mighty giantess walking along the shore of Oileán Baoi in the early dawn, the hills of her island rising dark and strange behind her, the cold and death and rebirth of a coming November blowing the first winds of a storm across the dark water.

The shores of Oileán Baoi, island of the goddess now known as Cailleach Bhearra The shores of Oileán Baoi, island associated with the goddess now known as Cailleach Bhearra

And she said…

Do you think you are a daughter of a queen? Are you from the tribe of great, remembered gods, their stories preserved by monks and monarchs? Do…

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