Although I have not been posting entries in this blog on a regular basis in the last few years, more like randomly, I have decided that every year I'll declare a certain topic as a theme and have the posts follow that theme throughout the year. The idea came to me partly because I've been slow to get my WW Writing Services webpage back into operation or the Wendy Warren Austin professional/scholarly web page barely more than online either. Meanwhile, as I am hard at work re-learning the ropes of online teaching for the College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE) at Southern New Hampshire University, I will put this permanent virtual space (an oxymoron?) to work for both me and my students. But then I remembered -- "IdeaWarehouse" will save me!
So, in the vein of Mignon Fogarty's Grammar Girl, Sarah Belliston's Grammarist, and dozens of other good blogs about writing, grammar, and style, I hereby declare this blog: XXX IdeaWarehouse--haven't figured out the official re-titling yet.
My first order of business is to start a Blogroll of these venerable writers' links and then to continue adding to it as I find more. Their domain covers both scholarly and popular writing, since I plan to do the same as well, and my background is in both areas.
- Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Writing, by Mignon Fogarty
- Grammarist, by Sarah Belliston
- Language Log, begun by Mark Liberman and Geoffrey Pullum
- The Tongue, Untied, developed by Kellee Weinhold
- Grammarphobia, by Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman
- After Deadline, sponsored by the New York Times
- The Word Blog, by Heather Martin (Word of caution to my students: she's Canadian, and there's a difference between Canadian and/or British English vs American English)
Consider this a work in progress . . .