I should be doing something else, but here’s a bit of advice for PhD students and recent PhDs: Tips from an ECR survivor. Mel Gregg is the author of a couple papers on blogging in academia, and the rest of her blog is also a good read if you’re interested in cultural studies and technology.
FYI, “ECR” stands for Early Career Researcher, a category used for funding applications in Australia. From the Australian Research Council:
As a guide, Early Career Researchers (ECR) are researchers who are within five years of the start of their research careers when they submit their applications. This normally means that you have been awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate within five years.
In case you were wondering.