Personal knowledge publishing and its uses in research
I have made an effort to weave some of my current thoughts about research-driven weblogging together in a (hopefully) coherent whole. The result is the document linked to above.
I've tried to make it serious-looking enough for academics, yet straightforward and engaging enough for non-academics. It's been a delicate balancing act and I have mixed feelings over the results. I like the content, but I feel the tone is uneven, leaning towards formality in places and not in others. Anyway, this is version 1.0... there's room for improvement - and expansion - in future versions, especially if I manage to get helpful comments from readers.
Quoting from the abstract:
If you are a researcher or knowledge worker who is not very familiar with weblogging and personal knowledge publishing, reading this document should help you grasp the significance of this practice and better understand how you might benefit from getting involved in personal knowledge publishing. Although the emphasis is on research work, most of the ideas generalize to other kinds of creative knowledge work where knowledge sharing plays a role.
I believe there are a few interesting observations in there for weblog insiders, too. Experienced bloggers won't learn a lot from the first section, but I figured I should throw it in there for the benefit of the many people who have still never heard or read the word "blog".
Hope you enjoy!