[Summer] Is Coming

I get nostalgic as summer arrives each year; I remember neglecting my homework to go play outside, so excited for the lawn sprinkler. And when school was finally over, well, life just couldn’t get better. In my rose-colored memory, my summers looked a lot like The Sandlot and Troop Beverly Hills (I neither played baseball …

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The Ivory Tower and the Press Box: Towards Total FĂştbol Writing

This is my video blog contribution to the Football Scholars Forum roundtable taking place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the global fĂştbological conclave known as the Soccer as the Beautiful Game conference at Hofstra University in New York. These pre-conference blog posts are intended to launch the discussion about points of overlap and tension in the soccer writing …

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When All Motivation Is Lost

Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter at @AndreaZellner. I admit it. I’ve hit the wall. I reached a level of amotivation and apathy that, when I reflect on it, both impresses and worries me. My coursework is finished, my …

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Popular Blogging Platforms

Apartment Therapy recently asked, “Do You Still Blog?” With the proliferation of microblogging platforms like Twitter and Instagram, this seems a relevant question to consider. The impetus to document our lives remains, but for specifically blogging Apartment Therapy offers an overview of currently popular blogging platforms, some you’ve heard of like WordPress, and some you …

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Tackling Productivity Challenges

As I prepared to write this post, I found myself distracted by dozens of “important” little things – sending text messages, reading I “should” do, and trying to plan out my week. Many of these things needed to be done, but did I have to do them today? Were they more important than writing this …

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