Another blog?!?

I don't know whether this means I'm definitely in the right career, or just a glutton for punishment.

I started another blog.  A science writing blog.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." --Carl Sagan

I know that the only way to get better at writing is to actually do it.  And there are so many cool things to write about, things that I won't get the chance to cover for, you know, money.  That's where this blog comes in.  It's my chance to write about all of the cool things that I normally wouldn't write about.

I probably won't be blogging all that much at first.  I'm trying to pack and move, and deadlines for paying work will always take prescedence.  So, too, will ED Bites.  It's my baby.  It's not going anywhere.  I've put way too much effort into this blog to let it wither away.

But I also need to start putting more effort and time and energy into non-ED things.  I don't think this blog is holding me back--far from it.  Yet I also don't want to be known just for my ED work.  It doesn't bother me that most of the world knows me for ED-related and recovery things.  At the same time, that's not all I want the world to know me for.  It's been a big part of my life, but I hope to make it a much smaller part of my life.

Hence this blog. 

It's a recovery step, in a way, even though it really has nothing much to do with the eating disorder at all.

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Cathy (UK) said...

I think that's a great idea Carrie :)

I love your science writing, and you write extremely well. You have an analytical mind and choose some interesting topics to write about (and I don't care how 'nerdy' they are...!).

I also love ED Bites and a couple of other ED-related blogs that I read regularly because they involve science (I'm also a geek..) and constructive means of dealing with difficulties.

But life is so much more than EDs, and I do wonder how healthy it is for people to only ever interact with others with EDs and to spend their whole time engaged in 'everything ED'. It's natural to become this way when you are sick and trying to recover, but I personally found (and find) that to absorb myself in other things that interest me makes me feel better about myself. I otherwise label myself and view myself as being the anorexic (or ex-anorexic) which is a terribly sad way of thinking and being.

Katie said...

You had me at the Carl Sagan quote ;) I'm looking forward to reading your non-ED writing, the articles if yours that you link to on facebook sometimes are always really interesting!

esqueci a ana (ex-ana) said...

Good news.
When I start reading your ED Bites I thought: this has a bit of Sagan style (I knew from TV and books). Quoting him now (as before) is not a coincidence.
Whith your skills and knowledge your new blog will be a good contribution for science.
More, I think many of your readers are also waiting for a *book* about your common questions answered by science, or still waiting answers.
Again thanks for the ED Bites and your New Blog

Anonymous said...

Go forth and write and live and follow your passion for writing and science!!!

Congratulations, good luck, have fun, ROCK ON!!!!

Go science. :o)

Cammy said...

Awesome, can't wait to follow your science posts, this makes me happy!

HikerRD said...

Sounds like a leap forward for recovery.
Good luck with the new "baby".

hm said...

Awesome!!! Sounds intellectually yummy! I look forward to the brain treats.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new blog!! Since finding the ED-Bites blog about a year ago, I have read with interest your vast collection of posts. As someone who has battled with an eating disorder, I found your comments incredibly helpful and honest.

Over the past 18mths, I've been researching and writing an essay that explores the thought patterns of women with Restrictive Anorexia Nervosa. As you have both personal experience and an interest in scientific research, I wondered if you would be able to read through this essay and let me know your thoughts on it.
My contact email is:

Sarah at Journeying With Him said...

Carrie, this is AWESOME!!! I love your current blog, so I just checked out your new blog and I think it's great. Great layout, impressive bio, and great, recovery-oriented idea! I don't think you're a glutton for punishment at all--I actually think you have finally articulated and plugged in to your passions, which is what you've been wanting since I started reading your blog years ago! You are an inspiration!

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