Hey, my name is Farina Renais. Welcome to my blog! I imagine that this will be my longest entry since this is just me explaining to myself what kind of schedule and posting rules I want to adhere to. Ideally, each post will be no less than a paragraph as I want to achieve two goals: hold myself accountable to progress reports on some of my other projects/interests while also practicing writing regularly. As such, a paragraph represents a meaningful, but non-time consuming commitment to accomplish those goals. If some entries require more detail, then more paragraphs can be added, but at minimum one paragraph. I am using the definition of a paragraph which doesn’t necessarily concern itself with sentence count, but rather the full and complete assertion of an idea or topic. As long as the post is self-contained and can be understood without too much background knowledge then it is sufficient. I also hope to post every day, however, that might be something I work my way up to, so for now it will be at least twice weekly.
Okay, now that the formality of my posting structure is set, we can discuss what kinds of posts you will see. I envision this site to eventually be the homepage for my computational linguistics analytics company, thus the name LingoMath which combines my two academic interests Linguistics and Mathematics. Before that can happen I have a long way to go in gaining skills and training, but I hope to alternate between these two topics each week as a Friday post about an article or journal topic. Every day, I want to start with the Merriam Webster word of the day to get the creative juices flowing and craft a sentence that provides context clues to be able to ascertain the meaning. Tuesdays will be a general update of my life along with some more personal, aspirational discussions. I want to discuss my values so that I can look back on them and laugh at my naiveté, but without the context of politics since I imagine we all get enough of that from other feeds. Over time, I want to talk about some of my other interests, but I know full well what happens when I over-commit to something. Instead I’ll list these topics as a preview of what I might post as a reminder of what I care about: Knitting & Crocheting, Pixel Art, Reading, Japanese, Urdu, Toki Pona, Sign Language, Television, Movies, Podcasts, Manga & Comics, Tennis, Technology & Humanity, Environmentalism & ZeroWaste, Cooking, Video Games, Music, and more that I can’t particularly recall right now.
Daily: WOTD Sentences
I honestly can’t imagine many people besides myself reading these posts let alone even finding my page, but this is meant to keep me accountable to the person I want to become. It’s an unending process and that’s totally fine because no one is perfect, and we can always strive to be a little bit better than who were in the past.