Read some PhD Student blogs

The Whisperer is a big fan of PhD student blogging. We want to promote it as a way of doing scholarship.

All of the blogs in the list below have been started by PhD students. Some have continued to blog after they finished. We applaud all of them for being brave enough to share their journey with the world. We hope you find these useful as potential models if you decide you want to blog your way through a PhD

If you are a PhD student with a blog we would be happy to add you to the list, just email the editor.

Absent Design

Amusing Space

PhD Blog (dot) net

Chaos and Noise

The Confusion Matrix

Creative Writer PhD

Elemental Present

Eljee Javier


Faye Miller


Leadership Literacies

Jane Davis

Jess Plainsong

Kat Daley

Lauren’s blog

Living in Liminal Space

What’s my thesis?

Twofish Creative

Medieval parks and gardens


My PhD Journey

Research Reflection

Pedagogy is just common sense

Pedagogy of Pop

PhD Talk

Phd in Progress

Salmar-alamossa (in Arabic)

Netvideo Nonvideo Newvideo

Siberian Ginseng

Steve Moss

The last sofa

William Webber

Queer Urban Ecologies

Research Tales


So you think you can grow crystals in a beaker?

The Practical Scholar

Angel Martinez: poet and professor

Madame Postmodernist

My PhD Journey

Redhead academic

Ecological Blog

The monicalogues

Being an (im)mature PhD student

I want a silly hat

“The Lyf So Short, The Craft So Long to Lerne”

Blue Mahy


Writing into Being

Just a PhD

Phd in a hundred steps

Spider in the bath



The Indentured Archipelago

Urban Energy research and what not

NeuroRach: Ramblings of an Aspiring Neuroscientist

On top of the world

The misadventures of Dr Beech




Nina Riddell

Sociological Scribbles


Tranquil PhD

PhD-ing for dummies

PhD_the other half

Indigenous Kin

Dyslexic PhD

Writing Rochdale


Leading Discourse

Lisa Dowdall


Keene to finish

26 thoughts on “Read some PhD Student blogs

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  6. I’ve found this post really interesting. I’m a PhD student and today my blog kicks off, so I would be very grateful if you include mine in your list: (in Spanish)
    I’m looking forward to learn from this blogs you mention above! :)

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  11. Thanks for the post! I just started my blog about science and my PhD journey recently and have been looking for fellow bloggers. If you could add me to the list that would be great! Looking forward to this adventure. Check my blog out at

  12. Hello! I very recently started a blog about supporting graduate students and would really appreciate it if you could include my blog on your PhD students blog list! I am currently a master’s student graduating in May, and I am starting my PhD in the fall. My blog serves to support other graduate students who struggle to balance their academic and professional lives with their personal lives.

  13. The richness of science largely arises from the different ways different scientists pursue science. would say that Einstein’s attitude to physics is probably the worst example anybody can follow, because nobody can be an Einstein. What was good for Einstein is most probably not good for anybody else. But the main emphasis in your life is to concentrate on producing as permanent a body of knowledge as you are capable of. Our one interest and one concern, namely, that as astrophysics must give more clue on electronic theses papers should be developed and pushed to the maximum that was possible.Perhaps as a retired Chief Engineer with a tremendous interest basic science would like to be a mentor based on my own line of style as carried out by Dr.Chandrasekher,the astrophysicist. I am working in an area in which the subject pleased my taste.
    How far my ambition will be fulfilled as Project coordinator a post held by me at Cape Institute of Technology.I have made more contributions by forwarding many important citations to and many students have benefited out of it,I had strong friendship with Prof.George Miley Illinoise University professor who appreciated many of my papers conversed easily and courageously with Hon.Stephen Hawkings,Prof.Roger Davies and to many Nobel Lauraetes only to implement more computer and communication logics by theoritcal astrophysics observations.Many ppaers were presented to Sir John Pendry of Imperial cvollege of Technology based on invisible electronic logics.

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  17. Dear Dr Inger Mewburn,

    I just found your blog. It is amazing, thank you!
    I would appreciate it if you could add my blog here too. I started the blog as a master student and continued it thereafter. Yet, due to problems with core courses, I could not make many posts about the hardest time of the studies. Now, the blog is coming back into life again!

    My Academic Journey:

    All the best,

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