An interesting thing about this blogging gig is that my blog posts are more widely read than my scholarly essays. And it seems to me that it is probably not close. I can only imagine that something on the order of 100 times more people read each of my blog posts than have read any of my journal articles. I work on these things a little harder than it maybe seems like I ought to, but I work on my papers a lot more. Maybe I’m thinking about this all wrong.
Perhaps I should combine my scholarship with my blogging, and create scholarly blog posts. I would be schlogging.
I suspect that some of the smokers do some schlogging, and I think it's an interesting topic in itself. Do you get helpful comments? Is there a noticeable impact on the quality of your papers? How long did it take to build an audience large enough to be helpful? Do you find you have more name-recognition? Has it worked out well? Any advice for someone who was considering taking it up?