Alun Salt is my new guru. In a recent post, he put me onto the Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting and their Research Blogging aggregator.
The basic goal is to allow "readers to easily find blog posts about serious peer-reviewed research, instead of just news reports and press releases." They provide guidelines and technological mechanisms for self-identification of those posts in which blog authors "thoughtfully address" the content or outcomes of peer-reviewed research.
The emphasis is so far largely on science, but there's nothing stopping ancientists of all stripes taking a similar approach. Indeed, Alun has just invoked the BP3 badge and guidelines in writing about Peter Heslin's reconsideration of the so-called Horologium Augusti in the latest issue of the Journal of Roman Studies.
I'm curious: do others here see value in this initiative? Pitfalls? If so, why?