The idea is just to have some kind of landing page for work-related use. This blog is where I have most of my online self, but it's not really related to my professional1 life. People looking for a research paper of mine don't really need or want to hear about old film cameras, the travails of Japanese politics or where I and Ritsuko had dinner last week.
Now I can link to this page to give people an idea of who I am and what I do, and I can offer the occasional paper and perhaps bits of code as well. If you happen to have a research-related link for me to this blog on some page then you may want to change it to the new landing page above.
#1 I'm over forty and still a post-doc living on temporary funding. "Professional" is very much a relative term here.