Sunday, January 08, 2006

This is (really) not a blog

I've signed up for my own blog page in the hopes that this will provide me a place to post my curriculum vitae on-line and also some papers. The idea is that right now it's very hard to find "me" on the Internet. It was drawn to my attention last year that someone on a blog referred to me as a "bad-ass epistemologist." (No, I don't have his URL but will eventually look it up.) I can't to this day figure out how he had heard of me, because nearly all of my publications are buried in paper journals. This is good for the look of the vitae but bad for anyone who is trying to find out who the heck I am. I post on Right Reason, the blog for Conservative Philosophers (google it), and even there I have no place for a vitae. As a non-academic, I have no personal web page. So last night I asked my resident expert (my husband), "How can I get a web page of my very own to which to post papers?" His answer was to get a blog page and post papers there. I still feel skeptical about whether this will work. I really don't want to post my papers as verrry long blog entries. So I may need his expertise. For the moment, I'm just trying to get this page to show up--when I type in its supposed URL, I get a message that it doesn't exist. So maybe it requires an initial entry to prime the pump. Here goes!