I have for a long time been interested in data analysis and decision analysis, partly in connection with my work as a physician and psychiatrist and partly in connection with various other interests that I have.
I have a large amount of material related to data analysis and decision analysis on my computer or accessible by way of my computer and I often work on data analytic and decsion analytic projects.
I have now decided to establish a WordPress blog about data analysis and associated decision analysis. I realize that the likelihood of anybody reading the blog is minimal. In February 2014 there were 75.8 million WordPress blogs in existence in addition to hundreds of millions on other blogging services. The likelihood of anybody finding the blog and finding the blog of sufficient interest to actually read it is minimal. Less than the likelihood of finding a message in a bottle or the proverbial needle in a haystack. Search engines would of course function analogously to loupes or magnets.
Nevertheless, writing the blog will be of value to me. It will help me to organize the material and thoughts that I have about data analysis and associated decision analysis and the possibility that somebody might read the blog with critical eyes will make me endeavor to improve the quality of my thinking and writing. It will discipline me.