My academic blogging goes back more than the eight years I have spent with my own account on WordPress – my first doctoral blog post was on 9 Nov 2015.
In it I noted, ‘I was at Dave Wield’s U500 seminar on research methodology yesterday, and remembered how crucial research journals are. Thought I’d take a break from the one for my Masters and start once again.’
I now have no memory of that Masters blog, but the research journal that I began on Blogger and then imported to the university’s installation of WordPress is still there, and I still occasionally add to it, and still make use of it.
It still has the great advantages over a physical research journal that I can search it very easily, and that it is available to me wherever I have an Internet connection.