Third Person First
John asks …
… why are we writing this blog in the third person? And if we are agreed that this is a good thing, why are not consistently writing this blog in the third person?
One does wonder … doesn’t one?
I believe a neutral plurality is the new Orange - sorry, default pronoun.
So perhaps they do wonder, but as such. Meantime the authors, not being academics (quite) do drip into the personal sometimes. As they note …
Adding only, be careful what you correct for. There are a lot more pronouns, in use and proposed, than there used to be.