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Why blogging? – Why did you, or if it was a group- the group, start a blog?
I'm guessing that like many of my blogging compatriots, I started my personal blog for a combination of reasons, starting with interest in a new bright and shiny thing (blogging! whatever next-- hoverboards? Hey, it was a different time), and running the gamut of self-publicising social media instincts, including the desire to join a conversation of peers, the chance to talk loosely and informally about things I was interested in, and the chance to share my devastating wit with the world at large.* The world is a lonely place at the end of a PhD or in the dreaded gap between degree and employment, and I enjoyed the company.
|Gertrude Bell, behatted.|
* who uniformly failed to notice.