Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Some interesting thoughts from outside of law, but so very familiar as to what type of writing "counts" particularly with the debate over the value of blogs. See What's the Point of Academic Publishing? And some words of wisdom.
Making your work “count” on its own intellectual merit helps rescue you from the sense of personal failure that accompanies loss on the job market. When you orient your scholarship toward a future that never comes, it can start to feel like you have no future. When you orient your scholarship toward its obvious yet overlooked purpose—furthering human knowledge—its value does not need to be determined by others, because the value lies in the work itself. This is what counts.