If you’ve ever thought about blogging, my recommendation is DO IT! And do it for YOU, not for an agenda. It’s a big time commitment, and usually unpaid (at least at first.) If you’re not doing something you love, you’ll stop doing it.
I love me Schooner. It’s changed since I first started blogging, but now I don’t worry about pleasing people and getting readers (though I do love me dear readers.)
I figure, if I’m interested, excited, and think something is worth sharing, chances are people out there like me will like it too. I write for me, and in doing so, write for you. If that makes sense.
Here are my tips on Science blogging tips (pdf.)
Oh, and if you’re writing about peer reviewed stuff, I recommend Research Blogging a news aggregator for cited published work. If you’re writing for a business, try to make it personal and casual. Save the stuffy for a news page, move the fun to blogs.
I’d love to connect with other Australian science bloggers. If you’re just starting out, e-mail me a link to your new blog at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @CaptainSkellett. Leave a comment below if you have a science blog and live in Australia.