Working For You

The second installment of John Hawks' series on blogging and tenure discusses how to make your blog work for you. You have to integrate it into your workflow, he says. The content he discusses on his blog becomes indexed and he can then easily find it for future posts or scholarly writing. "The point is not to sell your blog as something it's not; the point is to show the synergies between your research and outreach activities," writes Hawks.

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