The Daily Geographer
February ~ September 2010
A blog about day-to-day geography and undergraduate life.
Keywords: blogging, Blogger, CSS
To an intellectual omnivore and visual-spatial learner like me, geography is the cream of all subjects. It is a broad, constantly evolving discipline that has somehow managed to stay alive despite its habit of mingling with other disciplines to the point that boundaries are more imagined than real. Human geography (one of the two main sub-fields) is even harder to define: The Dictionary of Human Geography devotes 5 pages to the matter, while 'history of geography' gets only 3 (there is no entry for 'geography', oddly enough). My personal definitions would be:
- Geography: the study of spatial interactions...
- Physical geography: ...between naturally occurring phenomena
- Human geography: ...between everything else
Given geography's relevance to everyday life, it's a wonder that the blogosphere isn't teeming with geographers! In a fit of inspiration I set up the blog and made a promise to update it every weekday, managing to do so for one semester. Unfortunately the long summer break destroyed the momentum so I let it go afterwards.
The blog was an invaluable exercise in self-discipline and writing for a general audience, and made me appreciate how much time and effort goes into maintaining a well-informed, regularly-updated blog.