Ahh. Well. Yes. Readers may have noticed that the PP and YHN don't quite come up to snuff on the SuperBloggerz2.0 standard. Speaking for myself, it's mostly 'cause I just don't get all that business. Like, wtf is this "carnival" action? I've submitted to a couple but still don't really get it. Now, this brand spanking new Praxis carnival comes along and I better get with the program.
Why? Well, Praxis is:
intended to cover all aspects of life as an academic, whether it's the lifestyle, career progress, doing a Ph.D., getting funding, climbing the slippery pole, academic life as a minority, working with colleagues and students, dealing with the peer-review process, publishing, grants, science 2.0, amusing anecdotes, conference experiences, philosophical musings, public engagement, or even historical articles about what life was like in the good (or bad) old days.
In other words, anything related to the experience of living the scientific. Not blogging about research, but blogging about everything that goes with being a researcher. A sort of "meta-science" carnival if you like.
Say what? I swear I had nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of this thing! But it is like it is freaking tailor made for this blog. Hmm, I suspect Bora's quail-bothering hand in all of this, trying to lure us into this carnivalia crap...
Wait. What? Bora's hosting Praxis #1 over at A Blog Around the Clock? ..and, uh-oh.... he's been.....busy.
I'm honored and humbled that Bora has seen fit to include a few entries from this blog, thanks d00d!
Go Read (the other entries).
And please, somebody please have pity and explain this carnival stuff to me? Please?