I like to think that this blog is read by a steady and eager group of colleagues… but really, I blog for myself. I use it to keep track of ideas, tidbits and interesting stuff. If you find it useful, great, else, well… see you around.
I liked this study from British colleagues about why academics blog. See also this post on the perils of academic blogging, namely being copied without attribution (of course, that’s why copyright laws exist).
I had to put in my 2 cents. Well, I suppose I consider myself an “academic” as I do occasionally teach, do research, sit on a wide range of committee meetings and get a university to pay my mortgage.