Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whoa! and what am I going to say about this?? ..."speak about your blog and what role it plays in your research and in the formation of Filipino American identity (if it plays a role)."

(scratching head)...I have never consciously thought of blogging as part of doing research but I suppose it is. This blog is a space where I talk about books am currently reading; where I ruminate about topics hovering on the edges of my consciousness and imy dreamworld; where I respond to other people's blogs or listserve posts on topics of shared interest. As such, it is a community space that is also linked to other listserves (pagbabalikloob, babaylan, filipino american curriculum project, and a few others). I suppose I do my thinking aloud in these spaces and the theorizing that follows and translates into books, projects, conferences, and other affairs constitute research. Doesn't it? So maybe that's one sort of answer.

On the other hand, I really don't know who reads this blog aside from the few that I know of. I don't know how to interpret sitemeter or technorati statistics. I am not networked well enough to increase traffic on the site and there is no "Comment" link. So what kind of community am I talking about? Not sure. Will have to think about that.

As for Fil Am identity? in cyberspace?...this sounds like a good topic for a dissertation. Better find that student who can take it up.

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