Okay, now that that’s done, let me tell you why I really don’t suck after all. (As if there was really any doubt.)
As of about a week and a half ago, I am the owner of this Web site and domain. Up until then, the University of Mary Washington (where I work part-time), owned this piece of the WorldWideInterTubes. But a year ago, I finally got around to having them transfer ownership of the Web hosting space to me when it came up for renewal. I had to wait another year for the domain to come up for renewal so that I could officially own that too.
I decided to do this upon coming back to UMW after my maternity leave. It just occurred to me that I didn’t really want my Web site to be owned by anyone but me. That’s not to disparage UMW in anyway; it’s just that this space (however infrequently I update it) had become an extension of myself. It isn’t just my professional space for my work at UMW. It’s much more than that.
I think this seems like a natural progression from where I started with this space — as a place to experiment with for my work in DTLT. I still continue to do that from time to time, but I have other sandboxes to experiment with at UMW (including UMW Blogs and our own departmental Web hosting space). What I want now is to fully stake my claim to a small corner of the Web.
I also want to be able to cat blog without guilt.