A blog (a web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the Web, that can be used to share, discuss and illustrate academic ideas and methods.

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Should I share my extensive notes summarizing literature in my field?

Before and during my PhD (that I just recently finished) I have been taking notes summarizing basically everything I have read in my field. The notes are structured as nested lists with points ordered ...
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Would summarizing peer-reviewed articles on a blog count as academic participation?

I was a former college instructor (as an adjunct), but ultimately left academia due to low pay. I have no intention of going back to academia any time soon (for a variety of personal and non-personal ...
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Pitfalls of Academic Blogging

I am a junior academic (just finishing a PhD in computer science) and I'm considering starting an academic blog. My reasons for starting a blog are: Fun. Improving my visibility. The benefit of ...
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Can I share my notes of copyrighted materials on my blog?

I make extensive notes on the material I encounter all over the Internet (video courses, textbooks, blogs etc). I want to make my hard earned notes available free over the Internet. But if I do that, ...
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Can blogging about research results first affect your ability to publish them later?

There are the obvious worries about getting scooped (discussed here http://www.quora.com/When-is-it-wise-to-blog-or-talk-about-your-academic-research-work-before-you-submit-it-for-publication). But ...
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How to list online publications (e.g. blog posting, etc.)?

I am updating my CV. As for my own publications, I have the usual sections: Journal articles Book chapters Conference proceedings I would also like to include the articles I have posted on ...
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What problems are caused by pedagogical blogging about a class?

I am a course TA and I instruct a class of about 20 undergrads. I'm planning to make a public pedagogy blog. I think there could be some potential problems with this. For example, if the students in ...
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How to effectively use blogging as a tool to gain visibility in academia

While a lot has been said in this site about the importance of visibility in academia, I specifically want to know about the effectiveness of blogs: are blogs an effective means to communicate your ...
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Statistics on readership and posting habits for academic blogs

Although this stackexchange seems to be a little hostile towards metrics (especially when they are about research productivity), it is still sometimes fun to indulge in a little bit of arbitrary ...
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From blog posts to research papers; successful cases?

I am subscribed to many interesting blogs. Some of them are related to my research field, while others not. Sometimes I am really impressed that some of the posts are in fact real pieces of scientific ...