A link in the curriculum in webct is to Blogging thoughts:
personal publication as
an online research tool. It’s a useful and interesting read about where how blogging developed and how it’s being used. Of particular interest is the way that it’s being used by researchers as a research journal and a storage space for links. For this purpose I find blogging very useful, blogging anything I find online so that it can be found later.
What’s also interesting in this reading is the quote from one of the founders of blogger, Evan Williams, who suggests that blogging is all about frequency, brevity and peronality.
To me, the blog concept is about three things: Frequency, Brevity, and Personality.
(..) This clarification has evolved over time, but I realised early on
that what was significant about blogs was the format — not the content.1 – Evan Williams
The encouragement here is not to attempt to get blogging right but rather make a start and massage things into shape as you go.