By Nick,

from wronghands1.wordpress
from wronghands1.wordpress

Over the past few months I’ve been writing a bit less on this blog, as I began writing on my thesis, and preparing to maybe start possibly looking at the possibility of perhaps at least inquiring about potential future employment, or lack of. It seems like its been the right time for the younger generation to get to grips with the blog. Kelly has already given her final PhD talk, which was typically amazing. Brendan has done likewise. And with myself and Evan also writing up and hoping to be out of here soon enough its high time the young whipper-snappers get to grips with some good old fashioned science communication!

But in the last month, I’ve written quite a few more posts, getting back to my old once a week effort. The reason for this: Procrastiblogging. Its a great way of putting off the real important writing for some light-hearted, still interesting bits of science. My writing isn’t going too well at the moment. For the first two or so months it was all going swimmingly, I was writing well, making some pretty graphs. But its all started to come to a halt. Perhaps what I’ve written so far has just been the low-hanging fruit, that I’ve written the easy chapters and am now getting into the harder nitty gritty that I’ve been avoiding. Evan has a post going into the grind of slow writing coming up soon.

So instead of tapping out words onto the page of my thesis, I’ve been blogging instead. It has helped! So for those writing a thesis, a blog-post can actually help relieve the sense of getting nothing done all day. And for those in the lower-years starting to take on the blog: get writing. Someday all that you see here will be yours.

One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king
One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king

Procrastibaking also helps – Amaretto and Chocolate cupcakes = yum