Getting our mojo back: Barts-MS Blog #ThinkSpeak #MSResearch #MSBlog #LostMojo
Thank you for your patience. Some of you are alarmed at the suspension and subsequent closure of the blog. Some of you may have read my post on 'Have we lost our Mojo' and the comments and discussion it generated. As a result of this we have decided to close the blog and reassess how it needs to evolve. Is it still needed? If yes, in what format. How to we control its content? We acknowledge that it is widely read and that some of our readers value our commentaries (thank you). However, with this comes extra responsibilities, which we need to reflect on.
The following was our original mission statement:
"The aim of the Blog is for the Barts-MS to update you on the latest research in MS with an emphasis on the research we are involved in. A major reason for maintain the Blog is to thank the funders of our research. Funders encourage us to engage with the general public, people with MS and their families and other people with an interest in MS. We believe you have the right to know what we are spending your research money on! The purpose of our work is to improve our knowledge and understanding of MS with the goal of improving the lives of people living with this disease.
For us as a group of MS researchers the blog allows us to reflect on our work, assess its potential impact and plan for the future. For some of our research projects we need your help; this may be as a volunteer for a particular study or simply helping us to spread the word. A major benefit of the blog is that it encourages reflection and team work and provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our successes."
We will decide over the next few weeks if this mission statement is still relevant, have we stuck to our mission, have we strayed too far from it and whether or not it needs to be changed. While we considering all these issues you are welcome to comment.