We rang in the new year with our college best friends. This was the 10th year we have celebrated with this tradition, and each year keeps getting better. This year, we welcomed 2019 on Tybee Island, Georgia.
We hope you love this photo diary of our trip. It was really great to be together, recharge our batteries, and get ready to cheer each other on through this next trip around the sun.
Who will help build you up this year? We hope you prioritize your people as the year gets rolling. We only get better together.
Wheee 2019. 2018 has been a good year for this blog! Over the summer, Meridith took the initiative and got us posting again. And we are so glad we did! This year, we shared a lot of ourselves with you all. Thank you for visiting with us and this space, and allowing us to share our experiences with you.
We are kicking off 2019 like we do each year, with our college besties! This year, we are celebrating in Savannah, GA listening to Rachel nerd out about all the marshes near our AirBnB. Starting off the year with one another always serves to recharge our batteries for work and our other creative projects, like Sweet Tea, Science. We have big plans for 2019! We can’t wait to take you all along with us on this ride!
One of the most consistent pieces of advice I have for people in academia at all levels is to check out all the great content and conversations happening on #ScienceTwitter. Over the years Rachel and I have used Twitter to meet other scientists, find job postings and other opportunities, share our STS blog posts, and enjoy many, many videos of kitties, babies, and puppies.
Starting out is pretty straight forward: create an account, choose a handle, set up your bio. What comes next can be a bit more intimidating. We’ve assembled some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting started and included some examples in the form of actual tweets! Keep an eye out for some useful twitter vocabulary sprinkled throughout this post.
TIP: Introduce yourself. Whether you have yet to tweet or you’ve been around for years and have some recent follows, it’s important to let people know who you are and what you’re about.