Doughnuts and Blogging
I enjoyed the Doughnuts & Faculty discussion this a.m. (topic: blogging). My favorite moment was when Professor Bilder, trying to understand, asked: "Now why
is it that anybody would read these things?" A central issue that emerged for me was whether or not I should put up a site meter again and start keeping track of how many viewers see this. Prof. A. made a compelling case for it. She said that when keeping a traditional journal or sketchbook (of which she, like me, has had many over the years) there is a deeply-held, almost-secret desire that someday it will be published and read widely. I was struck by the raw honestly of her admission.
From the no-site-meter camp comes prof. C.--read her own (equally-amazingly honest) assessment here
. I think I tend to oscillate back and forth between these two extremes (although their blogs are very similar in some ways), somewhere in the less-honest middle ground.
Anyhow, the session made me take another stroll through the various UW Law blogs out there. Many are grappling with OCI, which got me thinking and motivated my post from earlier today. I made a pledge to keep up better with other UW Law bloggers, and I'll get that side bar in shape with some links soon, too.