I apologize for my long hiatus from blogging. Things have just been crazy at work lately. All the same it has given me some time to think about what I want from blogging, and where I see myself in the next several years.
For those of you who don’t know I am an MD-PhD student which means that when I finish my PhD — hopefully in about a year — I will return to medical school. Anyone who has written a dissertation or gone through 3rd of medical school will tell you that neither are particularly conducive to large amounts of free time. So looking forward I have to take into account that finding time for blogging will be more challenging in the future.
Likewise, I have been doing this schtick for three years now, and after over a thousand posts one does begin to struggle for story ideas. I have always been of the opinion that if you are posting something it shouldn’t feel like a chore, because if it does what you are writing isn’t going to be that interesting. Increasingly, I have to push myself to wake up in the morning and write something.
For these reasons, I have decided to close the Pure Pedantry blog. I know (sigh) we had a good run, but good things come to an end. I have deeply enjoyed writing for all of you as a blogger, and I appreciate all of you that have been my regular readers.
However — for those of you concerned that I will now vanish off the planet — I will be continuing to blog for ScienceBlogs in a capacity. Evil Monkey and Scicurious over at Neurotopia have very graciously offered me a job as a co-blogger. While my posting there will be much more irregular than it was here, I will still have a chance to interact with you all. I encourage you to go take a look — if you haven’t already — at the always interesting conversations that go on at their blog.
In keeping with the aesthetic over at their blog — and frankly because all the cool kids are doing it these days 🙂 — I will be adopting the pseudonym NotoriousLTP (but you’ll all know it is still me [winks]).
Take care, and I hope to see you all over at Neurotopia.