Since launching this site Saturday, we have received incredible displays of support, and thus we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all the encouragement and set the stage for the what will follow.
Starting today, every Thursday we will be posting new contributions and discussions here about emotional and personal elements of teaching, research, and service. In some cases, these will be named and in other cases they will be anonymous – we are expecting (based on our first set of submissions) a relatively equal balance of the two. In some cases, we will be writing here, and in others guest contributors will share and reflect on their experiences. We have thus far been lucky to receive quite a few guest submissions already, and look forward to more to come.
Our goal with this endeavor is to build a dialogue, conversation, and community, and as a result we are already pleased to see comments on our initial post and our Facebook page beginning this process and also sharing items from other sites and people that speak to shared experiences, issues, and concerns. Further, we are especially grateful to have noted the same in posts we have done announcing Write Where it Hurts on Conditionally Accepted and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Music Blog.
We hope everyone will check out these initial statements, and we look forward to our next post – discussing the term “me-search” – this coming Thursday.