WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title - blogger.

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title blogger.

The man who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment is writing "Ben Bernanke's Blog," where he'll be free to air his opinions on matters of economics and finance.

Bernanke is now a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, which made the announcement Monday, coinciding with the publishing of the former fed chief's first blog. Brookings said that Bernanke will use the blog to share his observations and opinions about current economic events, while welcoming questions and comments from readers.

Bernanke served as Fed chairman from February 2006 until January 2014.