Thursday, April 07, 2005
A Couple Weeks at Most
Surely. I really didn't think it had been that long. Well knock me down with a light and fluffy feather. I've just been so busy. I have so many things to do, things to earn money outwith my PhD, that when it comes to blogging, I feel i should better do some of my own work rather than take time to write here. Even though as I said, in the long term this will help, because it is a place to gather my thoughts.

So I'm afraid I don't really have much PhD related to tell. My supervisors wanted to see a plan for the next 6 months, my final 6 months, so I drew up a Gant chart. Which was fun. And I just need the time to get on with it. Having to fund yourself in your final year is a nightmare. Seriously, if there are any PhD students reading this with funding for only 3 years, work as hard as you can to get it all done within the time.

I had also planned on posting plenty of links on blogging things that I have found, but I'm sure they are out of date now. I think I might post them regardless.

First there was the article concerning evolution of language and how Netspeak isn't as bad as people imagine it to be. Then there was the story about a newspaper that has taken seriously to blogging.

Then there was the BBC News programme Click Online that discussed the global impact of blogging. You can both read about it AND watch the programme.

I also found some more sites related to academic blogging, things I can sign up for and get my name out there, but I shall come back to discuss them.

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