Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Reading, reading, reading

I don't seem to be moving forward on my proposal as I keep having to read more...and that takes time and sets me back in my planning...

How do I quickly move through the literature and on to the writing / defending phase? Any thoughts from those that have been through this?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Meeting...

It seems that although I was nowhere near complete with my lit. review, that I was on the right track with everything else. Yay!! Now I get to revise and add to the proposal and meet with my Director again in 2 weeks....

Moving forward is always a good thing!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


my Director finally got back to me.... We are meeting on Friday to review my proposal. Now I get to be nervous about how far off I was.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Still Waiting...

for feedback. Slowly losing my mind. Trying to keep moving forward, but it's tough since I don't know if I'm going in the right direction or not.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Well, it is definitely a "rough" draft, but I submitted my proposal to my Director! Now I will wait for his response.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lit. Review...

is kicking my a**!! I don't know why. I just can't seem to remember how to coherently do a lit. review. It is the last piece of my proposal that needs to be completed and the last piece for the past month now. You would think that I could have this thing finished and submitted for review by now...but NO!! My brain and motivation do not want to cooperate!!! Give me strength...Give me guidance...Give me FOCUS!!

Any thoughts on how to get there?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just Curious...

As I am reading the articles and statistics, it seems that many people (72% of women & 51% of men) would acknowledge forming an on-line relationship; whether friendship or romantic relationship. Do you feel that this number is high? Have you ever considered someone you met online as a friend, or even dated someone you have met online? Again, just curious.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It is Only a Draft!!!

I must keep reminding myself that the proposal that I have been working on FOREVER is only a draft. I do not need for it to be perfect for the first submission...I just need it to be complete. Hoping to submit today or tomorrow at the latest...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Late Night / Early Morning Ideas

About 2:00 this morning I had an insight as to how to layout my dissertation chapters. Yes, I did get out of bed, go into the office, and jot down my ideas. I even came up with a preliminary title. Not sure if it will stick. If anyone is reading, what do you think of this title:

Journals / Blogging: How Did Our Most Private Thoughts Become Social Media Fodder?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wasted Day...

I spent well over 2 hours looking for one statement from Aristotle's Politics. Searching the document did not work. I knew it was there, and when I finally found it I was totally burnt out!!

Hoping for a more productive day tomorrow.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time to Start Writing!!

I emailed my Director with a question yesterday..."How do I know when to stop reading and start writing?" I received his response today. "No more books in the lit review. Stop now. You can incorporate new material in the project as you proceed. The lit review is not a limit, it's an account of the basic conversation(s) in which the project is located."

It is time to get the proposal written and the whole process moving forward!!

Today, I write!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Back at it this Afternoon

Well, since D is back at work, I guess I need to get back to work also.

After my doctor's appointment in about an hour, I will be hitting the books again. I was able to pick up several that I had requested at PSU while D was on vacation, so I have a whole new stack of reading material to enjoy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Husband is on Vacation from Work...

Therefore, I am getting nothing done towards my dissertation. We are working around the house and spending some time together. I will get back at it next week.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Not Making Much Headway...

This weekend was a total wash with research as it was my niece's dance recital. I received 2 new books and have decided to move forward with those. One is from the Routledge Critical Thinkers series, just titled Hannah Arendt. The other is titled Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America. I found it interesting, as I was skimming through the second that my old condominium plan is mentioned as the only private condominium complex to become its own municipality...that was back in 1977. But it is always neat to see something you can really connect to in a book; especially when you were so not expecting it.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

If I'm Writing a Dissertation About Blogging...I Should be Blogging It!

Well, as I move forward on my research and get deeper into my project it seems odd that I am not blogging my progress on my dissertation on blogging. That changes today.

Also, hopefully this will keep me accountable to get something done each day on my research and writitng.

Back to the books! :-)