This is the second post in which I’m pulling a revise-and-extend job on some things I said at Science Online at a few panels on bloggy stuff: in the how-to-do-outreach session (posted yesterday, the blogging long term session, and the what-to-do-when-people-start-taking-you-seriously session. In order to get these out in a timely manner, while catching up on all the work I have to do, I’m splitting these up into individual posts, though really they all kind of fit together.
Blogging for the Long Haul
There were two easily misinterpretable things that I said at this one, that deserve a bit of explanation. The first came as people were going around talking about strategies for continuing to blog, including things like writing a large number of posts to be put up days, weeks, or months later, and forcing themselves (or being forced by others) to write something, anything to get back in the habit of blogging. It all sounded like an awful lot of work to me, which influenced the tone of my contribution, which was “What keeps me blogging is that it’s not my job.”
That was perhaps not the best phrasing, but it was as close as I could come toby