I’ve been meaning to set up an academic website and blog for a while now. It seemed like a good idea seeing as I have so much spare time during the final year of my doctoral studies. Yeah, right.
I figured I’d get the static pages up and then maybe once a week or once a fortnight I’d write about something that had caught my attention. Briefly.
But putting together a blog roll for the site (that’s the list at the bottom of the side bar with links to other interesting blogs), I found I was really struggling. It didn’t help that in the last year or so I have become very strict about not clicking on, opening, or reading anything that didn’t relate to my PhD. The world is full of click-bait and an infinite amount of ‘ooh, that’s interesting…’.
So from memory, I added a handful of sites related to the Fatosphere or social justice issues. I googled ‘psychology blogs’ and found some really cool sites that I must now try not to read (although you can – just follow the links). And then I tried to find some specifically on weight stigma. And …. well, let’s just say there seems to be a bit of a gap in the market.
Almost no one who researches weight stigma seems to blog, at least not that I’m aware of. There is the DiSH Lab – Janet Tomiyama’s lab at UCLA. But I couldn’t think of any others. Even the Rudd Center doesn’t blog, as such. But there are often individual pieces published on sites such as The Conversation or Huffington Post, or in national newspapers and the like. So, here’s what I am going to do. I will post something once a week. It may be something shiny and new, or it may be something shiny and recycled. Either way, I hope you find it interesting.
And if you know of any other blogs that I should add to my blog roll, or if you’d like to write a guest post here, just drop me a line 🙂