I started the Slow Searching blog on March 20, 2013, and have completed 21 posts (including this one) in the intervening nine months. The topics I post about break down roughly into thirds, with one third covering my research (e.g., question asking, slow search), another third covering activities surrounding research (e.g., paper writing, conference travel), and the last third covering personal topics (e.g., Griffin’s book, walking 100 miles).
The most popular Slow Searching posts of the year were:
- Making the Marakon Ways: My 8 year old son wrote a 63 page fantasy novel! The book has sold hundreds of copies, and was made into an audio book by a publishing company in London. Related posts: The Marakon Ways, Surprise Success
- Standardized Fame: Students across Texas had to answer reading comprehension questions about me as part of their annual standardized testing. Related post: Questions about Me
- Attending a Conference with a Baby: I share a few tips that I found made attending a conference alone with a baby a little easier for me. Related post: Child-Friendly Conferences
- I Know You Know I’m Busy: Summarizes research that showed that people are more likely to answer their phone while busy if they know that the person calling them knows they are busy. Other popular research posts: #TwitterSearch, Asking v. Searching
New Year’s Resolution: Once a month I will write a post summarizing an interesting research paper that I’ve read.