Back in 2011, Aimée Morrison wrote a post on Hook & Eye Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, in which she discussed the question What I've been really thinking about lately is this: how much reusing and recycling of our work is appropriate here? This is a common concern, especially among early career … [Read more...] about Stop worrying about recycling
Developing the habit of writing is probably the best reason for starting a blog. Short posts are actually better. Not using visuals is considered weirder than using them. Work in progress is totally acceptable. Bullet points improve readability. People who blog about their academic … [Read more...] about Making Writing Less Scary: Blogging might help
It is really easy to overvalue tasks that other people ask you to do or see you doing. And to undervalue the tasks you do alone. Writing happens alone. Sometimes it doesn't even look like work, especially when you have to do a lot of thinking. It takes a long time to get a product that means … [Read more...] about Are you valuing your time?
Are you worried that you are "recycling" your work? Are you trying to make sure each paper and presentation is completely new and unique? You are not alone. But you are probably more at risk of not publishing enough and not reaching the people you want to reach, than you are of repeating … [Read more...] about Hook and Eye: Guest Post: Recycling is not a bad thing
Call me an unreformed social constructionist but I think language has power. Calling these really cool new types of conferences things like "unconferences" "camps" and whatever just cedes the definition of "conference" to people whose primary goal seems to be to bore us to death. What is the … [Read more...] about I don’t like the term “unconference”