Monday, December 12, 2011


I know I already did the whole, "I'm back, I promise, sorry for the silence" post back in October, but I really mean it now. I'm back. I promise. Though, I'm not that sorry for the silence because in the last month and a half that I've been MIA, I've been learning new social, political, and media tools that have revolutionized my perspective on cultural heritage issues. This past term was, in a word, bitchin', and I am incredibly excited to bring what I've learned from my work to this blog. I was particularly affected by my conflict mediation course with dancer and mediator Susan Sgorbati, so in the next few months, you can expect to see more emphasis on problem-solving and conflict resolution in approaching cultural heritage issues. Also, there will be updates to the Books and Resources pages, as well as a a brand new Internship Guide.

Additionally, spending some time away from the blog allowed me to better see its problem areas. This past week I've been working hard on making over the whole aesthetic of Things You Can't Take Back, as well as beefing up the resources I've shared and re-approaching the social media that supports it. Now that I'm back (at least until spring term finals), I've made some new resolutions for this next year of blogging:

  • The TYCTB Tumblr will no longer solely feature the regurgitation of what I've already blogged here; from now on it will feature all the joys and horrors of Tumblr, which means a lot of entertaining pictures, .gifs, and reblogs, as well as some light regurgitation. 
  • Twitter still overwhelms and frightens me, but I'm resolving to be more present. And sassy.
  • The resource pages (Books, Grad School Guide, Resources) will be updated more regularly and joined by an Internship Guide and a sort of dummies guide to the illicit antiquities trade for first-time readers.
  • The Facebook is also no longer a dark hole for my sparse Twitter link regurgitations, but is actually trying to be a Facebook page. Show the most official gesture of support imaginable on the internet and "Like" Things You Can't Take Back!

1 comment:

  1. It's good to see you back, and the clever new look blog. I am sure I am not the only one looking forward to see the renewed Meg in action again. Go for it.

    [But you've lost the rest of the spray-painting banner picture, can we see it in its full glory somewhere?]