I blogged pieces of my dissertation, first on Laura’s Coloring Book (now closed) and then on Messy Thinking, for a variety of reasons. In the beginning, my blog was like a bulletin board: a place to stick information so that I wouldn’t forget it. Later, it became a place to organize my thoughts, receive feedback, and show the world what I was working towards. What you see following this post is a selection of re-blogged pieces (now all housed on Messy Thinking) that show the path of my thinking for this project. For outside influences and additional context (most notably Twitter Journal Club,Connected Courses, Black Twitter, and a year-long writing collaboration with Catherine Cronin and Frances Bell), see Messy Thinking.