I have three main goals in writing for this blog. First of all I want to write about chemistry that I think is really interesting in a way that is accessible to anyone with an interest in science, in particular the students in my classes. Second, since I spend all of my time with college students, I'll write about things that I think might be helpful for them as students. Finally, for my own edification I plan to write about current research in chemistry.
Two sites that made a big impression on me in starting this blog are Mike Kaspari's blog Getting Things Done in Academia, and Researchblogging.org. Dr. Kaspari is a biologist who writes advice for grad students in biology, but his advice is good for any student. Unfortunately he hasn't been posting much this semester, I hope to see more from him soon. Researchblogging.org is a web site that collects blog posts about peer-reviewed research in all areas of science. I recommend both sites highly.
I'm still new at this and don't have many readers at the moment, but if you see something you like or have a suggestion I would like to hear from you. Please leave a comment.