I’m not in a PhD program, but I’ve heard they can be pretty political. So, I’d caution you to be sure your very public blog has gone through a good bit of reflection first. Always remember who could be reading this.

I’ve found from that writing my blog. Because I have to think about what I am writing (since anyone from work can read it) I am learning how to present arguments so that they are more effective, and less inflammatory.

I have a natural tendency towards the dramatic, so remembering my audience and taking full advantage of reflection has been a very good thing for me.