Numbers of posts
Following in the steps of FSP, whose book I found encouraging, I went back through today and started tagging old posts.
It's a random time to do this. The grand total number of posts so far is 579, although we've had a lot of extended discussions in the comments, too.
And I agree, the last batch of posts, recently, has been more negative than positive.
And over the course of this blog, there have definitely been waves of creative solutions, and waves of whining. Some topics have repeated, but most have not.
In general, I think my older posts were better written. I had some clever turns of phrase here and there, some cute jokes.
But when I totaled it up, here's what I got:
[And by the way, commenters, when you write a comment you're writing to to ME, so don't talk about me as "she", asshole, and see my past posts on female pronouns. Thanks).]
Approximate number of posts where I blame someone else for my bad mood or job prospects, e.g. my advisor or my mother: 7
Approximate number of posts where I blame myself: 14
Approximate number of posts where I complain about the system being broken, or administrivia, and most often suggest rational solutions to these problems: 30
Approximate number of posts about sexism, women in science issues, affirmative action or international postdoc issues: 65
Approximate number of posts with the general tag "being a postdoc sucks": 29
Approximate number of posts tagged "silly": 52
So, yeah, thanks. If you send one more comment saying that I'm just being negative, fuck off, I won't publish it.
That is all for today.