About me: Communications professional; part-time graduate student; lover of DC, dogs, food, family and prematurely graying twenty-somethings.
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About this here blog: Blogging has been a part of my life for about eight years now, which just seems totally insane, doesn’t it? That blogging’s even been a thing that long? Not that the blogging I plan to do now resembles anything like the blogging I was doing at age 18. I’m hoping my blogging glory days are ahead of me.
Back in 2003, I started my first blog at Blurty.com, where I chronicled my first year of college for my high school friends. Oh, and I took a lot of quizzes. In case you were wondering, I have a Philadelphia accent and am 26 percent gangsta.
The following fall, a professor encouraged me to blog about the 2004 presidential election for my school’s online magazine. I’m too preemptively embarrassed to even see if the link’s still live. My politics haven’t changed, but I know now that I’m not as smart as I thought I was (or think I am).
About a year later, I decided to start blogging about issues of “substance.” This blog was hosted by the host of all serious blogs of substance: Livejournal. Guess what? It sure wasn’t all that substantial, and I abandoned the site long ago.
So what’s this blog about? For the past three years, it’s been a receptacle for my random thoughts and photos, and I don’t think that’s going to change. But as of today, my blog actually has a purpose: grades. My latest grad class at Johns Hopkins has challenged me with creating and maintaining a WordPress blog (with my very own domain!), so stay tuned for posts with actual academic substance this time…but I’m thinking no more quizzes.
Also: Just so we’re clear, the views and opinions here in no way represent those of my employer, my school/program or anyone/anything else that’s not me.