Well it has been 6 months since my article submission. Needless to say it was rejected. Granted, it was not one of those, “this really sucks” rejections, but a rejection nonetheless. I think that my biggest problem is that this article was a continuation of work that I did/started four years ago. My heart was just not in it and my work suffered for it. Also, I was preoccupied with the impending birth of my daughter, which contrary to my constant worrying went smoothly (or as smoothly as a birth can go (this is my perspective and not my wife’s)). I enjoy studying usability but that just is not my world anymore. My work revolves around instruction and threshold concepts: or to put it plainly I help people to understand how to find things.
I am now working on another article to be finished sometime this summer. Hopefully this experience will go better. I am also going to start blogging regularly. The last blog that I had was a catalyst for my writing and I hope that this one will do the same. I hope to stay away from controversial topics or things that might get me fired.