Eleven years ago today I launched this little blog into the wilderness. I wrote stuff. I discovered smart people through comments and critiques. I shared ideas (in part to share them, and in part to make myself think clearly in a way that only writing in public can). I connected some dots.
Thirteen hundred and thirty posts later (this is 1331), I’ll admit that I’ve slowed quite a bit. My transition from faculty at UW-Madison to American University took some attention. The mad dash to tenure took some more (I’m honored that I was awarded a promotion with tenure starting this fall). And the deeper dive that a tenure-track appointment inspired led me to read more than I wrote, and think more than I shared.
I still feel blessed beyond reason for all the bounty this blog has provided me. And I’m still committed to keeping it going, if perhaps at a slower pace of posts. The blogosphere on the business of arts and culture is quite a bit different than when I started (thank goodness). But there’s still life in the old blog yet.
Here’s to whatever comes next!