Over at his blog, Goldman’s Observations, Professor Eric Goldman (law, Marquette) has some thoughtful observations about the pros and cons of blogging. For example, Goldman notes:
Blogging is a way of organizing data for my own future retrieval. For example, for the last 2 years, John Ottaviani and I have published a list of the top 10 cyberlaw/IP cases of the prior year. With the blog, it’s very easy to see what I’ve blogged about and pick the top cases from that.
This is one of the advantages of blogging that is often not mentioned in discussions about blogging. For me, it’s very true. I like knowing that with each post, I’m creating a kind of reference for something I want to remember. Instead of scrawling notes to myself and stuffing them away in manilla folders, I just put my thoughts in blog posts. So folks, when you’re reading this blog, you’re really getting a (slightly) more polished version of what I’d be jotting down on scratchpads. Not worth a whole lot — but the blog’s free, so you have no right to complain.