“Why Do You Blog Meme”

Cortunix tagged me with a meme. To digress I am not a fan of the word meme or blog. Both make me sound like an internet geek which I am but don’t want to necessarily convey to others. Why do I blog?

  1. Communication is essential to science.  Most scientists interpret this as communication with other scientists, thus meetings, workshops, and the currency of science…publications.  I interpret this to mean, and on equal footing with the later, communication of science to the public.  As each day advances, the deep sea becomes less remote. Our knowledge moves ahead so quickly and I think its vital to convey that has it happens. My first post here ended with the statement “So as our knowledge and questions mature, you can view it here. This is a blog, a journal, a dialogue on the deep sea.”
  2. Ultimately this dialogue forces me to stay up to date on everything deep-sea related.  The outcome of this has been two fold.  It strengthens my research program and provides fodder for new avenues of research.
  3. The appears to be a lot of misinformation about both science and the deep sea.  I hope we provide readers a reliable source of information.
  4. To quote my wife…If they know the deep sea, they will love it.  If they love deep sea, they will conserve it.
  5. Reader’s interest and comments here also provide a reality check when I lose passion or I ask myself “Who cares?”
  6. There is also a ‘twinge’, as with Cortunix, of big ego and lots of feeling of self-importance.

Now maybe Peter and Kevin will answer the question as well.