Some people think that inaugural posts are really important. I have wanted to start a blog for many years, but have always been hesitant. I think it is because at the best of times I worry about producing high quality work and for a long time suffered with crippling writers block. I think that a lot of graduate students can relate. Scholars are notorious for overthinking things.
Over time, I have learned to manage writers block by designing an environment that forces me to do things. In the case of this blog I committed to preparing “how-to” materials for the Dalhousie University Public Scholars Program. The final result of this work is in a series of videos on getting started with WordPress, which feature this website. This series is designed to be specific to some of the unique needs of scholars who want to start writing their own blog.