Okay, so here we go. The first blog post of DigiWriMo. I’m feeling rusty – it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, tweeted, or even written regularly. I started a new job this fall (more on that to come) and with its 5-5 teaching load plus the steep learning curve of adapting to the procedures of a new school (new CMS, new course objectives, different types of students etc.), I’ve been slammed. Really slammed. I have over 100 English 1101 students so when they turn in their papers (5 total), I grade 100 papers at a time. I can barely keep my head above water. So something had to give and what gave was my own research and writing, my own engagement with the larger academic world, and my time spent on social media.