After the weekly progress report earlier in the week a few of my rabid readers were asking for a bit of clarity on my struggles in the latter stages of the program.
Right before the summer term ended I went to work on my literature review and it was gone! Somehow the file I had on my laptop corrupted the version on my desktop and poof, it was gone. It had something to do with a stupid Word update. Can I say how much I hate Mircosoft?
Anyhow, I lost about 75% of my work and when I realized I will have to write it again from scratch, it was discouraging to say the least.
As of this writing, I am back home in Alaska, after two weeks on the road and I received some encouraging feedback to my progress report from my chair and I am going to take the week to decide on what to do next. As I mentioned in my last post, I am not in any real hurry to get this project done. I am just limited by my time and my pocketbook.
Again thank you for all of those that have reached out.
In other news I was able to speak at Podcast Movement in Denver and it was a great experience. I am already thinking of a topic to present next year at the Washington DC conference.
Next week I will be traveling to Wisconsin to speak about podcasting and dog mushing at a sled dog expo.
After that I have another sinus surgery late in September and my much awaited trip to Alabama with my girl, Iseult to compete in the One World Canine Obstacle Course Challenge. It should be a lot of fun!
Oh, if you are on Twitter, I highly encourage you to follow the hashtags, #AcademicChatter and #AcademicTwitter both are great threads with advice, motivation, and a very supportive community and if you wouldn’t mind, give me a follow at @robertforto and send me a tweet letting me know you found my blog helpful!
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