Thursday, November 17, 2005

Perils of (academic) blogging

After a double Tribble attack, there have been a couple of replies that extoll the virtues of blogging and explain in broad general terms about how blogging can actually be useful for academics.

The first is by a faculty member: Henry Farrell of Crooked Timber. And the second is by a graduate student: Rebecca Goetz of (A)musings of a graduate student.

Both are good, and reasonably argued. Do read them; if you are planning to blog and you are worried about any adverse fallouts on the professional (not necessarily academic) front, they should help you clarify some of the things. Oh, btw, do read the two not so subtle pieces from Ivan Tribble too.