Blogging vs. peer review – ctd.

I want to add a note to Austin’s post on peer-reviewed literature versus blogging. I think that there is also a long-term benefit to blogging as well as a short-term one. More people read things that are timely and on point. The more people that read what we write here, the more likely that we are able to influence people with our arguments.

We’re all trying to make the world a better place through research. But unless that research, and the knowledge it generates, actually makes it into discussion, it might as well not have been done.

As Mark Twain said, “80 percent of life is showing up.” In many ways, this work allows us much more an opportunity to “show up” than being published in journals does. That matters.

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