It’s a meme! Steffi wanted to know our answers to several questions and even my better half has joined in, so I don’t want to feel left out.
But first, the obligatory pet photo –
Did you really mean to put us up?
h3. What made you start blogging?
That PZed. I was getting annoyed by his radical form of atheism, and decided that if I wanted to blog a response. I should make sure I had a blog running, so I knew what I was doing.
By the time I’d been blogging long enough to feel I could comment on PZed, I’d given up on that whole issue…
Is a sense of community an important part of blogging for you, or do you prefer blogging ‘solo’?
For me the community is important – it makes it feel like I’m communicating to someone. Blogging is a social activity, or what’s the point? NN gives me a ready-made community, which I’ve not been able to drive off yet.
Are there blogs you never look at? If yes, why (be nice and don’t name names)? [rephrasing this question: Are there blogs you stopped reading for some reason or that might be interesting, but turn you off right away? If yes, why?]
Yes, there’s a few that have popped in and out of my RSS feed, because I’ve become bored of them. There are also a few that turn me off for one reason or another, so I don’t read them.
Who are you blogging for/who are you talking to?
Do you think you may be getting people exposed to some science through your blog who otherwise wouldn’t be?
Hahahahahaaa! That assumes I’m blogging sbout science.
I’m not sure many non-scientists read my blog, and those that do are probably too far gone. That’s OK: there are others who are much better at blogging for the public than I am, so I can fill a different niche.
Do you think any non-blogger cares about any of the above things?
Some blog readers might, but almost certainly no one else.