Done. Or, In Search of a New Hobby.
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8:19PM
Ben Simpson in Life, University of Kansas, blog, blogging

January 26, 2011, I defended my thesis project before my advisory committee.  This past Friday, February 4, I submitted my signed acceptance and title pages to the Department of Graduate Affairs at The University of Kansas, and uploaded my thesis project through ProQuest.  By 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, I had fulfilled all of my requirements for graduation with an MA in Religious Studies.

I'm so happy to be done.  Now, however, there is a void.  What am I to think about?  What should I read about?  On what subject will I allow my thoughts to dwell, and to what end?  I think I'm going to need a hobby.

During my time at Kansas I've been sporadic in updating my blog.  Oftentimes, I would focus on book reviews or provide occasional commentary on a current event or an item of note.  I'd write about my life, whether it be my family or my travels.

I wonder what you'd like to read about.  Yes, you.  The person who might read my blog.  Who subscribes via RSS.  Who clicks on my links via Facebook or Twitter.  What do you want to learn about, reflect on, or engage with?

Whatever you write, don't think for a moment that I won't be discriminating.  One subject I plan to pursue is work.  Yet, I'd love your input.

With graduate work now completed, I'm in need of a hobby.  Blogging will be but one of those.  And with your help, I'll have more in the hopper to consider.

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