On April 22, 2005, I wrote
I was recently interviewed by someone doing an academic project on academic bloggers. He asked a number of questions I found hard to answer (“Why do you do this?”), and one I found nearly impossible to answer with confidence: “Who are your readers?”
So this is my invitation to you, the reader, to please enter a comment telling me something about who you are. If you don’t want to use your name out of modesty or fear of guilt by association, that’s fine — tell me where you live, and a little something something about your circumstances.
The responses were varied and fascinating. Biggest surprise: readers — or at least readers willing to de-lurk — tended to be far more likely to be my age than my students' age.
Anyway, this is my re-invitation to tell me a little about yourself, please.