This post is in response to a prompt going around Twitter for bloggers to stop and think about what and how they write called #MyWritingProcess. I caught hold of this blog tour initiative today from @JLRoose, plant blogger over at New Under the Sun blog. I think it's a fantastic initiative, and goes hand in hand with #MySciBlog project, asking science bloggers to stop and talk about their blogging practices and how they decide what to blog about. It's interesting to me that these projects have come up at the same time... I think it's a reflection of blogs rising to the mainstream and a desire to understand how (science) blogs fit into the bigger media ecosystem. Science blogs, for one, are playing a significant role in the new agenda building (and sharing) of the science news landscape.
Not to co-opt the #MyWritingProcess blog tour completely, I'd like to add a few things to the blog tour instructions and invite science bloggers to stop and think about what they blog about, how they blog about it and how they decide what is 'blogworthy' in the first place when it comes to science. So if you are a science blogger, please answer the following questions in a new post on your own blog, and please use the #MySciBlog hashtag or shoot me a link to your posts!
I will tag a few of you in tweets. :)
Here are the My Writing Process (and #MySciBlog) Blog Tour Instructions: Step 1: Acknowledge the person (& site) who involved you in the blog tour. Step 2: Answer these questions about your writing process. Step 3: Tag another writer or 2 to answer the questions the week after you. Give a one-sentence bio of each, and link to their websites.
1) WHAT DO YOU GENERALLY BLOG ABOUT?
2) HOW DOES YOUR BLOG DIFFER FROM OTHERS’ BLOGS IN THE SAME GENRE (SCIENCE, ETC)?
3) WHY DO YOU WRITE WHAT YOU DO?
4) HOW DOES YOUR WRITING PROCESS WORK?
5) HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO BLOG ABOUT? WHAT IS 'BLOGWORTHY' TO YOU?
Don't forget to tweet me (@FromTheLabBench) or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your blog posts on this topic! It's for my PhD research!