Published by MrHonner on is running a series of profiles of math bloggers called Mathematical Instruments, and I am happy to be their latest subject.  You can learn a little bit more about me and my blogging history here: has played a significant role in my development as a math blogger, so I am quite proud to be a part of this series.

Around the time I started putting together my website, came into existence.  Mathblogging instantly connected me to dozens (and ultimately, hundreds) of other math bloggers from the worlds of academia, industry, and education.  It was a place for me to see what different people were writing about and where the conversations were happening.  I felt an immediate sense of community, which made my own blogging seem more relevant.

And I was always excited and proud to make Mathblogging’s Weekly Picks.  It gave me a sense that people were actually reading, and enjoying, what I was publishing.  That positive feedback encouraged me to continue writing about math, taking mathematical photographs, and reflecting about what I could share with the greater math and education community.

So happy birthday to!  Thank you for connecting me to so many fascinating and inspiring people, and for helping me find my place in the math blogging community.

1 Comment

Peter Krautzberger · October 29, 2012 at 1:18 am

Thank you, Patrick. For the birthday wishes, for taking the time to answer the questionnaire, but most of all for your wonderful writing.

I hadn’t realized the close timing between the launch of and your own blog. That’s really amazing. You describe what we had dreamed the site could be for people — it’s great to hear this actually happened once 😉

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