Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Congratulations Class of 2013

It's all been quiet on the blog of late. Regular readers will notice a blogging lull at this time of the year, an may or may not remember that this is busiest time of the year for me at work. As part of the Events Team at the University of Dundee, our biggest event of the year is always Graduation - a whole week of events which focus on the culmination of the students' four years at the university, ending with being officially conferred as graduates of the university and a big ol' party. It's the raison d'etre of our office, and in some ways of the university in general.

I know I'm biased, being both a current member of staff and an alumna from the university, but I think you'd struggle to find another university in Scotland who does Graduation quite as well as we do. I'm also allowed to say that because most of the mechanisms and range of events were derived and put in place long before I started in the job, so it's not really down to me. I'm just part of the team that helps smooth things along on.

So, that's the reason for the tumbleweeds blowing across Barbie Ruined My Life for the past couple of months. I can't really think of a much better reason to neglect the blog (except maybe a little holiday for me...) but normal service will resume shortly. you can expect posts on Dundee, Uni, writing, current affairs and the other bits and pieces that catch my eye in the future. 

For now though, here's to the Class of 2013 graduates from the University of Dundee. Congratulations guys, and best of luck for the future.


  1. It may just be me, but it seems an unusual # of people on the blogosphere have been taking pieces of the summer off. Granted, I may just finally be catching on to the trends. (After how many years of lurking?) Survive, eh?

    1. I often notice lulls after big, integrated blog challenges like the April A-Z or the NaPoBloMo. I haven't noticed bloggers taking time off in the summer specifically, but it is the traditional time of year to go on holiday/vacation. I know that every year I'll get caught up in Grad stuff, so try not to feel guilty about neglecting the blog.

      Having my small following makes that a bit easier. I imagine with a big audience it would be a bit harder. And I always admire bloggers like yourself who have a defined schedule and manage to stick to it!