Academic Historians and Blogging Redux

Conversations with several colleagues in the past few weeks lead me to ask a few simple questions.

Should academic historians blog? If so, what should they blog about? How should they construct their blog’s interaction with a wider audience (allow all comments, moderate comments, exclude comments, etc.)? How should they define and address that audience? Would you prefer a blog where you would read what historians had to say (and say to each other) about various topics, or do you want to be a part of that conversation?

And that’s just for starters. Feel free to add your own questions as well as your answers.

For some of my previous thoughts, look here.