Blogger John Hawks was just awarded tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is celebrating by posting a series on the tenure process and how a blog could help along the way. In this first post, though, Hawks says "there is no way that you should start a blog, especially in the first couple of years on the tenure track" but then adds that he doesn't believe his own advice, given that he didn't follow it himself.

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