Going on blogs to find inspiration or answers to my questions along the PhD journey has almost become an automatism. The PhD process can be lonely and you cannot always reach for help in your direct network. Here are my go-to blogs for inspiration:
This is probably the most comprehensive and useful blog on the topic of doing a thesis. It is packed with stories, practical tips and other resources. I also really like that it features guest bloggers and uses other people’s stories, making it really rich and giving different perspectives. It is run by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of research training at the Australian National University. You really want to check it out, it most certainly will have an answer to any of your PhD-related question.
Inger also has set up the very useful #phdchat hashtag on Twitter and her account is @thesiswhisperer
This blog is a bit more commercial in nature (it sells trainings, ebooks and resources) but you also get access for free to a lot of very practical information about PhD motivation and career planning.
Another blog packed with free resources and tips, as well as coaching services offered by Jen, a professional career coach for graduate and PhD students. I follow her on Twitter as well and she is really helpful.
This blog is not completely geared toward PhDs but rather academic writing. Daniel used to give writing seminars for the University of Glasgow and he was such an inspiration that I still refer to his blog for writing tips.
And, just for fun…
Because sometimes, you need a bit of self-derision. And because these cartoons are so very true, like this one about writing:
Happy research, folks!