Kate Ellenberger

About Kate Ellenberger

Archaeologist. Young (some might say premature) cat lady. Digital and analog public archaeology evangelist. Cat meme fan.

Social Media for You

This past year many of us have been living more virtually than we did before. While I am grateful that is an option, there are many perils to being Very Online. Helping others strategize their social media use has helped me learn to unhook from the intoxicating meme churn and […]

What the heck have I been working on anyway?

Well, internet, I asked on Twitter what I should write my semi-regular blog post about, and half of the people who responded said they wanted to hear some preliminary insights from my dissertation.   Hey frands, if I were to write a blog post this weekend which of these would […]

Writing is Hard: The Home Stretch

It has been a few months since I last posted about writing, or anything here really, and it feels like the time to update. I have reached month 13 of constant, full-time work on finishing my PhD dissertation and the May graduation deadline is looming. Since I last posted, I […]

Writing is Hard: Setting reasonable goals

Finally I am back to write some more about writing! I’m back to reflect on the importance of setting reasonable goals. This is as much about knowing yourself and your emotions as it is about spending the time to plan. This past month has been a real shit show in […]

Writing is Hard: A New Semester

Following my earlier blog post about my writing “system”, I have noticed that disruptions of routine are tough to weather, so I thought I’d write a bit about how I’ve been persisting. I recently had a 2-week period of travel and transition while everyone’s schedules changed for a new university […]

My Day of Archaeology 2017

I posted the following as part of the Day of Archaeology event, outlining some of what I’ve learned while mapping an active cemetery for archaeology teaching purposes. I thought I’d reblog here as well!   Cemeteries and their Living Communities, and Archaeology Knowing I would spend the actual Day of […]

Conference Makeup

I don’t know about you, but when I am packing for a trip I always think way too much about what will happen if things go wrong. This is amplified when I go on professional trips, where looking like tired or sloppy would lower my confidence. This means I put a […]