What are blogs and how can we best use them in research? Jeremy Fox speaks…
WordPress.com in all its glory prepared a 2012 annual report for our site. Here are the excerpts –
We got 4700 views in 6 months! And (weirdly) from 33 different countries. We had 10 posts written by 7 authors, which is excellent keeping in mind the fact that we only started writing in November.
There are almost 500 photographs now on this website, thanks to the photo gallery (which by the way got almost 2000 views in one day, i.e. yesterday!).
This page is meant for advertising and discussing work, thoughts and issues of the CES folk. Here you could: write about a paper you found interesting or about your latest field trip (and put up photos too!), follow up on the colloquium you just attended, mull over inviting someone to hold a workshop (on let’s say a writing software that everyone can benefit from), or just start off a discussion on your favourite theory and wait for the comments to fill in!
Hopefully this will end the discussion on the lack of discussion amongst students in our department!
It’ll help us all in keeping this discussion forum informal, and pay no heed to them grammar nazis! That said, we shouldn’t forget that this is a public forum, and although a healthy disrespect for each others scientific opinion and strong albeit constructive criticism is welcome, a jab at someone’s aunt or weight will be moderated.