Why should academics blog about their research? An answer in pictures

Thanks to Jacqueline Bartram who drew these great cartoons as I was talking at a Hull event last yearabout academic blogging. Why should academics blog about their research?

It provides a home for things you reluctantly cut from your publications:

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It allows you to get early feedback on ideas and try them out for the first time in public:

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It allows you to exchange early thoughts with others working on the issues that concern you:
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It allows you to share your struggles with others who are going through the same thing:
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