I haven't felt much like blogging recently. I haven't even been much in the mood to read blogs recently.
I completed a big and significant step in my grad studies a couple of weeks ago, then had to prep for a conference, and now am trying to get a manuscript together for a journal submission before Christmas. I had been hard charging the month before that milestone, and once I hit it the wind left my sales.
Between all of that, which was preceded by another conference presentation (a conference hosted by the people who sign my paychecks, no less), writing my dissertation proposal, reviewing three dozen papers for my reading list, and creating and practicing the associated talk, I've had it up to my eyeballs with communicating about science. All I've done for the last quarter is communicate. No actual Science has been done. As a result I've got something approaching writer's block, except it's more like writer's disgust.
I'm going to try and get back in the swing of blogging, just to get me pounding a keyboard. Hopefully getting some ideas smoothly from mind to screen and that small-but-not-insignificant satisfaction from pressing "publish post" on something I wrote will spark some motivation back into me.
PS I know you all don't actually care about this stuff. But these thoughts are Step 0 in my plan to write something, anything, in order to get the wheels turning. So there.