Academic blogs and websites are emerging as an important component of academic discourse.
However, I often lack confidence that the content will remain accessible in the short term (e.g., 5 years) let alone the longer term (10, 20, 50, 100 years).
An important function of journals is to archive the content and provide a stable citation system.
In particular, I'm worried about:
- academics who change employment where the site is hosted by the previous employer
- academics who die or lose interest in their content (e.g., domain names lapsing; site hosting fees ending)
- Internet services that close down
Question: What can an academic blogger do to ensure that their blog content remains archived and accessible in the longer term?