…my last post, March 4, on precarious faculty signaled a return to a blogging routine that dipped during the buildup to and during National Adjunct Walkout Day (and week and all the other names it went by) that did not happen. This post is about what happened between then and now.
Images of ever-iterating "going out of business" sales and comeback tours come to mind. This better not be either. Just in case though, I'm introducing #returnredux tag. The month of March was like being there while not being there. I needed a longer NAWD recovery period than anticipated. Now #afterNAWD is the new NAWD genre and hashtag. I'm still in recovery from that too but for different reasons.
What to do? I opted for the busman's holiday version and took Two Writing Teachers' annual month (of March) long Slice of Life blogging challenge, posting to this blog rather than to one connected to precarious faculty network. If I keep posting, then I'm back; if not, then not. Whichever way blogging there goes, it's time for something different. Just what I am less clear on
"What not" is much clearer. Not straight up news. That I do already on Precarity Dispatches. Little if any curated re-blogging That goes to As the Adjunctiverse Turns and Precarious Faculty (Tumblr). No PSAs. Facebook, PD and PF/Tumblr handle those. There are limits to being the adjuncts' adjunct. No Adjunct Stories either. That beat is already well covered across the adjunct blogosphere and yea into higher ed media. Even the Adjunct Stories Tumblr needs a fresh approach.
That declaration of impending yet indefinite change is no sooner made than modified: some ongoing projects will continue or (if, like so much else, also on NAWD hiatus) resume. Then there is organizing the massive collection of NAWD and related links and news stories into a manageable (searchable and shareable) public database. I'm still not ready to think about that.
After a month of slicing in the best of company, I am ready to tackle the other blog and projects. I'll be back ...see ya next Tuesday.
I have been participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: trying to blog a slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for all the fish! Visit the site to read some slices