December 8, 2011

Information Overload

I am seriously unhappy with the look of my blog at the moment. I've discovered all kinds of wonderful things that Blogger can do while working on my presentation and now this blog seems woefully inadequate. Sigh....

Anyways, looking at my Twitter feed tonight, I'm overwhelmed by the amount of information I have access to now: and I'm only following about 15 people, one-third of which are family! I'm encouraged by the fact that I know that it's there, so I can use it, but also incredibly discouraged by the idea that I might miss something because there's SO much!! Reading an article about research advice makes me want to rethink the way I do research homework now, not just log the info away for later when I might have the opportunity to advise. Awesome resources for people like me and news about the field I want to work in are just the tip of the iceberg. I had a general idea of how to use Twitter and Blogspot (I guess it's Blogger now?) before, but as I figure out how to link accounts together and tweet my blog to my Facebook, I'm amazed and, like I said, overwhelmed.

December 7, 2011


Since my last post, I've eaten most of a double batch of peanut butter cookies, created a blog presentation at, and gotten a Twitter account. Next week is finals weeks, and I plan to get a lot done while I'm not worrying about next quarter's 20-credit stressload. I want to write more, and as always it's hard to remember when I'm not getting feedback that encourages me to write more! I want to post recipes and toss around ideas that I've learned in my classes, but if nobody reads them, does it "make a sound"?

At some point, I'm sure I'll set an alarm for myself and start posting every day. I've read that following other blogs gets you more traffic as people read the blogs that follow them and follow back, etc. But where do I even start with that? I guess I'll need to hunt around for some other blogs that interest me... In the mean time, I'll continue to write when I can and share with Facebook, hoping for some kind of response to me thoughts.