I thought I would provide some information about some questions I am asked now and then.
I usually write about something I am thinking about at the moment. This is usually a result of an article I am reading, research for studies or academic purposes or something that is a result of my work. When I have an idea I always research it in detail. What I don’t do is rely on Wikipedia. This is mainly due to the fact that when pursuing formal studies, most self respecting universities do not recognise Wikipedia. Added to that and a recent study where it has been estimated that over 80% of the medical advice on Wikipedia is wrong should highlight why Wikipedia cannot be the source of information. However, Wikipedia often has links to other articles and research.
I use academic articles, business journals and magazines for research. Importantly though, my thoughts are my own and I try to remain faithful to this. If I cannot I would rather now publish it. My objective is to create a new way of thinking about the mundane and the same, making it interesting with a new twist.
How do I start
I have never had the start of a blog post. In fact, I find this the most difficult part of writing. I usually have a glimmer of an idea and I link this to a theme. Sometimes these are way out and I have to bring my thoughts back. I just write, rubbish and all and often the thinking is not even coherent in logic. It does not matter, my aim is to get my thoughts out. Then I try to structure them into a logical argument. If you have read some of my blogs I try to adhere to the elements of a well constructed argument, however, sometimes these are poor but still interesting so I continue.