Hello, fellow primates!
Allow me to answer some questions that may be going through your mind:
“Why did you start a blog in 2018?”
1) I have a lot of thoughts about certain topics and want to share them with others. The general ‘theme’ of my blog is: exploring human relationships with animals and the natural world. If you have any ideas for future blog posts, please share them in the comments!
2) I want to ‘grow my platform’ for a little something else I’m working on for the future. Are bloggers not supposed to share that motive with their readers? Oh well! That being said, if three people I know read and enjoy this blog, I’d be happy with that outcome too.
3) I want to become more comfortable with my ‘voice’ as a writer, an identity I have only recently, and somewhat hesitantly, claimed for myself.
4) Apparently people still do actually read blogs.
“What’s with the name- Almost Anthropology?”
I am a self-proclaimed ‘almost anthropologist’ because I kind of read, think, and write like an anthropologist…but not quite. I have two degrees in anthropology, but I am also interested in wildlife conservation, religion, writing, birds, environmental education, poetry, mountains, children’s literature, yeti folklore, origami, yoga…you get the point. Sometimes my perspective tends more toward the spiritual/creative realm than the scientific. You have been warned! 🙂
“What kind of content can I expect to read on this blog?”
Great question! Keep an open mind. Maybe I’ll overcome my fears and share some of my own poetry. Maybe I’ll summarize a recent publication in the field of primatology and discuss why it matters to someone without a PhD in primates. Maybe I’ll write a review of a book I just read and loved. Maybe I’ll post a PSA about why you shouldn’t feed the monkeys at Silver Springs State Park. (Who am I kidding? I’m definitely going to do that.) I can’t promise that the content will be consistent in topic or format, but my hope is that it will always be interesting. I also hope you keep reading. Thanks for your support!