2019 Blog Delurking Week (January 6-13)

Happy Festivus! I hope everyone has recovered from the relatives and/or overeating and is back to a more-or-less regular schedule.

Traditionally, the first week of January is the blog delurking week… So, without further ado, I give you…

The Belated 2019 Blog Delurking Week (Jan 6-13, 2019)!


Please stop by to say ‘hi’ in the comments, whether or not you’ve ever commented before. Don’t be shy! Tell us a few things about yourself, what you hope to achieve in 2019, and/or what you would like to read about at xykademiqz in the coming year.

Thanks to everyone who has read and commented in 2018! Blogs remain a great outlet for the people who like to write and read longer pieces. Thank you all again for the support, and I am looking forward to another year of xykademiqz!

Update: This week — on January 10 — xykademiqz blog will be 5 years old! May will mark 9 years of my blogging altogether. Time flies!



  1. I believe I’ve commented a few times in the past couple of years, so I can’t be said to be delurking. I’m just here to say that I’m still a loyal reader and expect to continue to be even as I have to prune my blog list to save time.

  2. Hi! Happy 5th in advance 🙂 I was drawn to your blog because of the spot on and awesome ‘A good little girl’ post. Keep up the great blogging! I aspire to be the clever little girl instead of the stupid little girl in 2019. I am an assistant professor at an R2 in the STEM field.

  3. Tenured engineering professor. I really appreciate your wit and honesty. Thanks for your time and effort!

  4. Hi,

    I started in academia and transitioned to start my own company couple of years ago. Things have never been better. I have enough money to create my team and more visibility than I had aa a junior faculty member. I am kind of living my dream.

    Why I come here? Old habits die hard plus I like your no-nonsense style!

  5. I’ve enjoyed your blog, although I never comment. I’m a tenured science prof at a regional state university, and mom.

  6. Love your blog. Hits close to home. Associate prof of math at an R1. I am currently struggling with how to set up a successful (desperately needed) sabbatical. How do you choose to stay or go or a mix? Someone to work with? Would love a post on that.

  7. Hi! I’m a tenured researcher in STEM. I’m late to the party and I seldom post comments but I’m always happy to read!

  8. Associate professor in computational biology at a R1. I’m trying to figure out how to slow down, think deeply, and actually be happy in this job after getting tenure. You’ve helped me enormously over the years, especially with imposter syndrome. I am extremely grateful for you and your blog.

  9. I’ve been following you since you Academic Jungle days. Female, postdoc, STEM. It’s been five years since I left academia, and two kids later, still reading your blog.

  10. Hi there!

    Non-STEM humanities person here. Looking for a permanent academic job. Still reading your blog.

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