I’m a student blogger – that is to say an undergraduate student blogger – and undergraduates as we all know are lazy, underacheiving, skivers…. or at least that is the impression you would get if you talk to most adults in the UK, my dad included, and read too many newspapers (sadly about the only thing red-tops and the telegraph agree on).
Obviously I would beg to differ, given that I maintain this blog, a personal website, write for my secondary school alumni newspaper, work within my students union and on my degree. That said of course I would be willing to be proven wrong, and given some of the activities I have witnessed at university I can see that not being too difficult.
Anywho, as per usual I’m going completely tangentially to what I am intending to discuss; As we are approaching the beginning of a new academic year, with a new cohort of freshers approaching the ominous and exciting institutions of the nation’s universities, I’m going to make this call:
We (and by that I mean the web) need more of you students to come on into the blogosphere! It’s great fun, easy to get involved in, and provides you with one more way of improving your writing skills before those all important essays.
I’m not going to tell you what to blog about, that’s your decision, and far be it from me to tell you how to do it, but there are a plethora of stories to be told, opinions to be heard and conversations to be had. These days everyone can have an online presence and whilst not every opinion is equally valid, the discussions brought up by those opinions can be enlightening, educating and fascinating!
Anywho, moving on somewhat; this blog is my personal online space where I get to vent my opinions on politics, science and all-sorts of other things, with the recent events in the science blogging community i’ve been considering moving all my future “more scientific” content to a dedicated science blog over at science3point0 which would not contain the somewhat more controversial topics that I have been known to cover here, what do you think? is it worth me separating the less personal content on this blog and relocating?
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P.S.: I’ve used Zemanta for this post, I’m still a bit sceptical about whether is is an advantagous tool or just a tool for the lazy of blogging.