On How This Blog Has Survived In Spite of my Gypsy Travelling Ways
From Montreal, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana I have been traveling all over North America due to my wanderlust tendencies and dancing where I can. While trying to balance that, a part time job, and being a student I have attempted to regularly updating this blog. A times it has been often and well-written to my satisfaction, other days it has not.
For those of you who may be newer to the blog (or seasoned readers that feel in particular procrastinating), here are a few articles that I think stood out in my writing this past year:
- A Tidbit Of History: Penn State Dance Cards: In this post I shared images and slight back stories to my personal research I did in the special collections library of dancing at Penn State in the 1920’s – 1940’s.
- Learning to Teach Swing Dance 101: A guide written for the intention of my home scene that gives some tips for instructors who are teaching for their first time, especially those who are thrust into the situation.
- Level Jumping in Lindy Hop: A Metacognative Deficiency Problem: One of my most heavily commented posts of the year. Where I explored the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it may cause people to inappropriate assess their own skill levels.
- Warm-Up Songs: A Worthy Investment for Competition: This particular post dealt with the issue of some competitions having warm up songs vanish and how different competitors in the scene felt about this issue.
- The Puzzle Piece of Practice: Approaching the idea of practice and how it fits in the Lindy Hop community.
When I intentionally created this blog it was due to having an outlet to dance-nerd about things that would bore most people in my local scene to death. If you ever have any suggestions on topics you would like to hear about or even just to shoot me a comment, the comment box is below and my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
As long as I am still dancing I intend to keep writing. Thanks to all you readers out there!