There is no escaping the blog. Several cases of blogging can be distinguished:
- Personal blogs, with no risk that blogging content would be mixed up with employers content
- Personal blogs overlapping with topics of the company or institution
- Official blogs of a company or institution, general or restricted to a special theme
This blog called blogstats is of the first kind.
The aim of blogstats
Blogstats is not an official blog. Blogstats creates a network for dissemination professionals mainly of statistical institutions. It is a meeting point where colleagues from Statistical Organizations share their experiences, successes and failures, focus attention on (new) developments and stay informed in the vast domain of disseminating (statistical) information.
It is our professional sharepoint ;) and it is a test: This blog will live as long as there is an interest to exchange experiences.
The views expressed on this weblog are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of employers. Authors do not publish or mention documents or statements of institutions that are not officially accessible. They do not comment on strategies or politics of their institutions.
Blogstats is intended to be a multi-author blog. Everyone who wishes to post messages in this blog has to sign up an account in wordpress.com and to create an own personal blog with a name to choose. It is not neccessary to use this personal blog, it is just the username that is needed. Send the E Mail you used to create your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will become an author in blogstats.
After reception of the invitation go to wordpress.com, sign in with your username and password and choose blogstats.
As an author you can post new messages. It is important to assign one or more categories to your post in order to make them better accessible. You can also propose new categories to the mail address above.
I opened this blog in May 2006. My name is Armin Grossenbacher and I worked at Statistics Switzerland as Head of the Dissemination and Publication unit till November 2014. I hope that many authors will join this blog and will help to make it a widely used dissemination forum. Please give Your opinion about such a blog in the comments to this post.