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. Hawks also says that blogging under your own name can also help you raise your profile. "A blog gives you the opportunity for immediate reactions to news: meaning that your colleagues can learn about new results by reading what you wrote about them. This can be a powerful way to build a reputation," writes Hawks.
If it Worked for Him…
Jul 21, 2008