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To kill or not to kill?

I am currently waiting to be interviewed by a local journalist about blogging. While thinking of things to say to him, I began to think about my own blogs. I am unsure whether or not to kill off my research blog. I created it during an emotional time in order to separate my work from my personal life, but now I am not so sure I want to do that anymore. My blog has now fulfilled my need for an emotional outlet, and now I feel the need for a place to discuss my research. I think that using categories and pinging the appropriate channels is a good way to go. Now that I have my research post, there is more to say on that front, and less to say on the personal one. So here is my question...thrown out to all bloggers out there... Do you prefer categories to separate blogs? Do personal entries get in the way of research, or detract from the integrity of the research?

update: (as of 30 seconds ago :) What about a side blog with excerpts from posts specifically to do with my research? It would serve the same purpose as having two blogs, but with a much easier interface...

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Posted by: Jiltacaliella | Mar 1, 2009 10:21:26 PM

No, personal entries don't get in the way of research and I'd go for a categorized blog, rather than many different ones. I always try to get to know the person behind a blog. Perhaps that's voyeuristic but merely reading abstracts of papers and research results etc isn't nearly as exciting as getting a glimpse of what you're up to apart from your research. Even if it's just a review of a good movie you saw last night.

Posted by: Paeonia | Aug 17, 2004 2:28:49 PM

I prefer one categorized blog over separate private/work blogs. I like to follow what you are doing and not just what the research part of you is doing. Setting up an area in the sidebar with links to the entries relevant to your research sounds good to me.

Posted by: Martin Roell | Aug 17, 2004 12:39:53 PM