Interesting post by Bill Caraher, on “Reflecting on Academic Blogging“. Something I’ve been thinking about recently. Why bother? What tone of voice should I use? Who is reading this? (a recent applicant in a job interview that I was on the hiring panel for said “nice blog, by the way!” which made me sit up a little. I would also file it under things not to say at a job interview. No, it doesnt mean you know me).
I’ve been blogging for over a year now, and I still feel like I’m finding my feet. Whereas on Facebook, its clear who I am (personal, random, familiar), and on twitter (@melissaterras) I’m professional and informational – I think here I’m trying to find the space between the two, which is difficult. I dont update this enough (or have the time to read the whole interweb anymore to have many scoops to post) for it to be a news blog. Yet I am aware of the… brand?!! and dont want to rant personally without editing.
I know a little about my regular readers, who may or may not be in the habit of commenting, but its a careful space nevertheless.
(And I feel a little bad for angsty teenagers these days spilling out their lives on blogs and not thinking who will be able to access this information in ten years time, when they will be very different people. At least I have spared myself that!)