My next real post will be a bit delayed, probably until tomorrow. In the meantime, those of you who don’t know it already ought to check out John Armstrong’s excellent blog, The Unapologetic Mathematician. He’s essentially doing the same thing I am, except that he’s been at it since 2007 and so already has plenty for you to read. If you try to start the front page you may find yourself lost—best to return to the beginning and work your way forward.
Which brings me to a question: Is there a way I can avoid ending up in the same situation? What John has done is very impressive and valuable: it’s possible, using only his site, to build up a pretty solid appreciation for modern mathematics from scratch. But I suspect most of his new readers aren’t the “outsiders” he started with.
I’d like to imagine that, three years from now, a bright high school student will still be able to discover my blog and understand most of what he sees on the front page. Advice and thoughts on accomplishing this are welcome.