Results of a brief survey of PAMnet participants
I recently asked the readers of Special Libraries Association Physics Astronomy Math Division discussion list if they were bloggers, and if so, are the blogs personal/hobbyist, library-related, or sci/tech. I also asked if they blog at work for work.
First my observations, then the results. Several people replied immediately to say that they did not blog and did not read blogs. This is surprising because I didn't really expect many negative responses. Another surprising thing is that I already subscribe to the feeds of 75% of the blogs listed. This points out that it is still a small community. Some of the people who currently only blog in personal blogs are planning library blogs-- mostly for news or new book announcements.
Of the 17 responders, there were 9 personal/hobbyist bloggers, 8 library science bloggers, and 4 sci/tech bloggers. These categories are not well defined because some people blog on their personal time about science librarianship/libraries.