I recently certified as a Software Carpentry Instructor (more on that later), and when I went to look at the bios of the other instructors I discovered that Every. One. Had. A. Blog. So, I asked Stephen Turner whether this was a Thing I Need To Do. Well, since you are reading this, you know what he said. So Blogging. Here goes.
In case you actually want to know what he said, he sent me here: http://ivory.idyll.org/blog/advice-to-graduate-students.html. Even though I’m not a grad student, if blogging is anything like “optional” community service for college applications, I’d better be doing it, no?