When I started applying to work for the EU in 1996 I felt I had nowhere to go for information and no-one really to advise me about where to look. Nowadays opportunities are so much better but still there is a need for mentoring.
When I have seen people writing papers on the EU and security both from the inside and from the outside I have often seen a lack of perspective on issues such as whom to interview, where to find material, what kind of purpose is viable etc.
In order to be as relevant as possible on my webpages I feel the need for interaction with users. This is my way to try to achieve this.