OK, so I’m not exactly René Magritte, although I think I’ve come fairly close to surrealistic blogging once or twice. But this really isn’t a blog post, since (A) I’m writing from a (very good) hotel in Eilat, working on a laptop that isn’t set up with nice utilities like Blogger for Word, and I wouldn’t enjoy writing on it even if it did have Blogger for Word because I can’t stand typing on laptop keyboards; and (B) my mind is essentially blank, as I’ve got to give my presentation to this workshop (on “Hypermedia Seduction for Terrorist Recruiting”, sponsored by NATO; my topic is “Virtual Communities as Pathways to Extremism”) in the morning, and I have the usual jitters.
Every time I’m due to present something at a conference, I always have the same insecurities: I don’t really know anything, everything I do know is incorrect, everyone is going to throw leftover food at me – you know, the usual stuff.
So I’m not writing a blog post; I’ve got my PowerPoint presentation to go through, my ideas to try to find some merit in – and of course, I’d be better off if I gave up on trying to improve anything and went to bed instead.
But in any case, I certainly don’t have time to write a blog post!