I often get the question: But what do you write about in your blog? The topics are too many to mention. And then I get the question, from the clever ones: what do you not write about? This I can, to a certain extent, answer.
I try to avoid things I consider private.
I try to avoid failures.
I try to avoid to write about sex (unless you are a fetishist and get off watching my black and pink polkadot rubber boots).
I try to avoid politics I don't know anything about.
I try to avoid to attack people repeatedly. I may get sharp, but I try to avoid vindictive, obsessed and nasty.
I try to avoid specifics about students (unless they are exhibitionists like thomas), and while colleagues are not always safe, I try to keep it clean and positive.
All the rest I don't write about is just because I a) don't know anything about it, b) thinks it's boring, or c) am too cowardly or something to get into that discussion as well.
And with that, another thing I never thought would become so much of a topic in this blog, something I would have put on the "things I never write about list" when I started: celebrating a month of warmth after a freezing summer, new shoes!