Seven reasons why blogging is academically valuable

This is a good list by John Danaher. Read it in full here:

1. It helps to build the habit of writing:

2. It helps to generate writing flow states:

3. It helps you to really understand your area of research:

4. It allows you to systematically develop the elements of a research article

5. It enables you to acquire serendipitous research interests

6. It helps with networking and developing contacts

7. And yes,  it also helps with teaching

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