“The Life of a Math Major” is a blog I put together late in 2006. At first, it was the typical sort of “Today I forgot to floss, and there’s still some broccoli stuck in my teeth” sort of personal diary that blogs have an unfortunate tendency to become. Then I discovered that if I actually wrote about issues and ideas, people seemed to take a much greater interest, and so, I started writing more posts about interesting things like, say, brain parasites.
That pretty much brings us to the present. Currently, the blog is more successful (with over 3,000 25,000 hits (yes, I know that’s not much, but I’ll take my self-congratulatory kudos wherever I can get them (and yes, I did just do nested parentheses. I think they’re useful, and I don’t know why more people don’t use them. Also, I’m an enormous nerd.))) than any website I’ve ever had. It finally appears to have become the sort of ranting, eclectic, often bizarre outlet for personal expression that I’ve been seeking for so long. Over time, I’m starting to merge content from my other (weaker) blogs (Asymptote’s Stories and The Bumbling Philosopher), and eventually, I hope to be able to collect all of my random e-musings into one enormously popular juggernaut that nets me about as much money as the Mac craze did for Steve Jobs (okay, that last sentence might be little more than a sleep deprivation–induced delusion on my part…)