After a she made a contentious comment about WUWT and me personally on another blog, I reached out and had a nice exchange a few weeks back with Georgia Tech’s Dr. Judith Curry. In that exchange she discussed the possibility of doing her own blog. I offered my advice. I’m glad she chose wordpress.com as I suggested, as it will ensure a more reliable experience than blogger.com or self hosting.
As you see above, this week, she took the plunge.
Her blog is at www.judithcurry.com which I’ve added to my blogroll.
I welcome her and look forward to reading what she has to say. If past missives have been any indication, she’s likely to bring the lightning her way.
Read her first post here
From a purely utopian standpoint, I do like this “blog rules” item of hers, which is rather unique:
If you make a mistake, acknowledge it. Email me if you would like a “take back”, which is strikethrough of your comment that absolves you from any further expectation of defense or discussion of the comment.
It will be tough to make it happen in the first place and to enforce that after the fact though, as I’ve learned here at WUWT that some people have a hard time giving up on entrenched arguments, and will take any mistake, real or imagined, and turn it into a weapon of derision for months or years to come.
Putting a strikethough in something said on her blog won’t prevent Climate Progress Real Climate Open Mind DeSmog Blog Climate Depot other bloggers from taking “offending words” and turning them into weapons of derision. /sarc