An Existential First Post

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A friend of mine suggested I start a blog, here, at blogs.harvard.edu. Already, I’m thrust into existential angst: Does this blog site really exist I’m not asking if people read this. I’m literally asking, has this site been deprecated? Am I joining blogs.harvard.edu three years late?

I sent the email below to the mysterious people who run this site that may or may not exist:

Dear Team @ Weblogs at Harvard,

I am a rising senior at Harvard College. I just created a biog on this site and have a few questions:

1) Is this site still active? I read the “Important Announcement” from 2018  https://blogs.harvard.edu/blog/2018/07/1…) but still see people posting on the blog and I was still able to create an account. Does this mean that the site will not end “in favor of a new platform managed by Harvard University’s Information Technology team”?

2) What happens to the blog when I graduate? I saw that blogs are archived if after some time bloggers have stopped blogging. Are the blogs just meant to live for a small snapshot of time? I can’t seem to find the archive of past inactivated blogs–does it exist?

Thank you!

Best,
Veronica Nutting

I’m graduating soon, very soon in blog time, so I’m also worried, given that I have one year left with a harvard email, about the pre-non-existence of my blog (assuming it pre-pre-exists.)

I imagine many others too have these questions. I imagine a lot of things. So when I hear back, I will post an abridged or an expanded version of their reply.

May the blog gods be with us.

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