How to run a blog for 8 years and not go insane

In June I will have been blogging for 8 years, which is a pretty decent run for an original content blog that aims to put out useful, high quality material 48 weeks a year. One of the key success factors in blogging is trust. If you publish roughly the same sort of post, at regular … Continue reading How to run a blog for 8 years and not go insane

Leaving the Valley of Shit

Some years ago now, I wrote about self doubt this way: "The Valley of Shit is that period of your PhD, however brief, when you lose perspective and therefore confidence and belief in yourself. There are a few signs you are entering into the Valley of Shit. You can start to think your whole project … Continue reading Leaving the Valley of Shit

Is your PhD like a kaleidoscope?

This post is by Miriam Wharton, a part-time doctoral student at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University in New Zealand. She is writing her thesis on the relational approach within New Zealand Special Operations Forces. She is also employed full-time. I think this post speaks to the rapid collapse of certainty you … Continue reading Is your PhD like a kaleidoscope?