I have been toying with the idea of creating a blog for quite a while. In fact, I have started and stopped building this blog at least half a dozen times over the last 11 years. Eventually I realized that wanting to start a blog wasn’t sufficient reason for starting a blog. I believe, however, that now it’s time. I have things I would like to share and, more important, I am hoping others will share back.
The originally conceived the idea of building a blog when I was working on my dissertation back in May of 2006. I started working on the nuts and bolts of themes and plugins and such while I was attending a week long workshop on network science. During the evenings I was attempting to create my first WordPress blog. I hadn’t quite mastered WordPress and was receiving valuable guidance from the more computer savvy workshop participants.