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A Few Words About This Blog

Back in 2007, when I was a doctoral student preparing to write his dissertation on J. M. Coetzee, I decided to blog my way through the process . Ultimately, the blog project turned out to be a wonderful way for me to hold myself accountable. Somewhat surprisingly (at least to me), the blog attracted a few regular readers. At first, that readership consisted exclusively of a few supportive friends who visited the website to cheer me on. As time passed, however, a handful of J. M. Coetzee scholars began following my progress and at least one of them included a reference to the blog in a monograph about Coetzee. After I had completed and successfully defended my dissertation, I wrapped up the blog project and moved on to focus on my career as an English professor. Shortly after I completed the blog project, Blogger ceased allowing users to post their blogs on domains that were not hosted by Google, which meant that I would no longer be able to continue writing the blog even if I had wante

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