Due to some nostalgia from my high school days when it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, I'd love to start reading more of that type of personal blogging, but it seems a little hard to come by these days. I'm looking for suggestions for blogs (could be on any platform: Tumblr, LJ, et cet) that are regularly updated and used mainly for personal, introspective, "journal-y" writing. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Mar 16, 2014 -
I'm a solo practitioner and that means I have lots of marketers telling me I need their services. As in, dozens of emails a day, between five and ten calls a week. The sad part is I know I need to step up my marketing, but everyone who contacts just reeks of "scam". I am interested in finding was to get educated about this which don't trigger my scam alert instincts. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn
on Feb 2, 2014 -
I'm doing some research about how depression manifests itself as physical symptoms. Do you know any authoritative, academic sources that I should consult to research the link? I'm not very familiar with exploring medical databases, and I don't know what medical journals might carry more weight than others... Thanks, everyone!
posted by travisf
on Jan 22, 2014 -
Does that exist, historically or theoretically, as a thing? A personal account that expands to a personal account of more than just one person? I assume that would be the structural mother of everything from ultra-niche zines to high-gloss fashion mags that retain a personal tone, or like a high-context culture. Or even of things like scientific journals incarnated as blandly academic rags. Clearly I need someone to point me in the right direction.
posted by legospaceman
on Oct 12, 2013 -
How many (new, unmarked) diaries are sold each year in America? Roughly what percentage of them are actually used?
posted by newdaddy
on Jul 16, 2013 -
What things need to be present in a diary or journal to make it of interest to historians in the future? [more inside]
posted by spunweb
on Jul 2, 2013 -
A couple years ago I remember seeing a pretty damn hilarious itemized list of things a professor/researcher had to do to correct/update an article for publishing in a journal. It was 100 some odd items long, starting with inane requests, then veering into how some other author had disagreed with the original one and now the original had to prove it out. Research could've been related to frogs or physics+light - can't recall.
I think it was on Scribd or another one of those sites that makes stuff look like a pdf/paper document.
Anyone remember this?
posted by ish__
on Feb 27, 2013 -
What publications give solid advantages in which lines of work when read regularly? A few examples might be McKinsey
when read by HR managers, A List Apart
when read by designers, Hacker News
when read by programmers, and Poynter
when read by journalists. What else is there in these fields and in others that puts a person ahead?
posted by michaelh
on Feb 17, 2013 -
Fan of photo collage journals like Peter Beard and the late Dan Eldon's work. Can anyone point me to other similar artists? [more inside]
posted by incandissonance
on Jan 23, 2013 -
I would like to start learning how to make leather journals. I really don't know where to start. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Oct 3, 2012 -
I want to subscribe to a news publication, printed on paper, that will be delivered in the (United States) mail (remember that? neat service!). I'm looking for your recommendations for something that will make me happy in a few different ways: [more inside]
posted by Corvid
on Aug 27, 2012 -
What are unnecessarily formal "academic jargon" type words that I should seek and destroy in my papers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on May 28, 2011 -
In a few days my uni library is going to cut off my sweet, sweet access to its electronic resources, including full text e-journals and online references like OED. I can get an alumni account for $50 a year, but that only gives me physical borrowing rights, not e-resources. Does anybody offer comprehensive access to full-text online journals to non-students for a fee? I don't have a particular field in mind - I want it all. I'm an Australian in Australia, if it matters.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Mar 21, 2011 -
I need Da Vinci-like journals for inspiration. Is there a site/community that features these types of journals? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers
on Jan 17, 2011 -
Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Dec 11, 2010 -
Academics: have you found a way to automate downloading and keeping track of journals and papers in your field? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton
on Jun 10, 2010 -
I'm looking for print periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic journals) from Puerto Rico (or, less preferably, published in the US but concerning exclusively Puerto Rico) that represent the island's left-wing, pro-independence movements. [more inside]
posted by ism
on Mar 8, 2010 -
I'm trying to find a way of determining the "trustworthiness", for lack of a better term, of a scientific study. To do so, I would really like to know if there are systematic methods you can use to map out disciplines in which you are not already an expert. Help me sort this out. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Military history looks like a field where jokers abound. All sorts of people make various claims, and it seems that many of them don't know what they're talking about. How do I, a layperson, get the tools to evaluate claims about military history? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I suspect one of my undergraduate professors is writing an article based on an idea I proposed to him last spring that he intends to submit for publication in a literary journal. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 15, 2009 -
When I click on "Find Full Text" in EndNote, it only finds about 1/4 of the references. Is there a way to increase the number of journals it can find? Unfortunately it doesn't seem to know of Science
, or Ecology
, or Evolution
. Is this just a Thomson-Reuters contractual thing?
posted by one_bean
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Where can I publish some old literary crit essays that are burning a hole in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by duncecap
on Nov 1, 2009 -
I'm looking for books featuring (first hand) the creative processes, influences, daily routines and preparatory works of creative people - visual artists, film makers, novelists, poets etc. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings
on Mar 25, 2009 -
What are some popular evangelical periodicals in the U.S. about current events? Bonus points if they have an online archive; super-extra bonus points if the archive goes back before 2006. [more inside]
posted by lilac girl
on Nov 19, 2008 -
Latex filter (not that sort). I'm using Latex (with TexShop and Bibdesk) and I need to format a bibliography in a particular way. Please help! [more inside]
posted by jonesor
on Oct 8, 2008 -
What's the best English-language print literary journal going these days?
posted by xmutex
on Aug 24, 2008 -
Please help me find the perfect journal. I'm looking for something around 5x7 inches in size (smaller is okay, bigger not so much), with lined sheets. At least 150-200 pages, but more is good too. I like things with nice clean designs, hand-made or letterpress covers are terrific, cute things in general are great. I'm just having trouble sifting through all of the things that don't meet my specifications to find something I like. When I don't have something I like to write in, I'm much less likely to carry it around with me and actually write.
posted by booknerd
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I would like to keep a personal journal online so I can access it from any computer. I also would like the journal to be private meaning only I can read it. And very secure. I've thought of starting a private blog on Wordpress but would like a more secure environment. Does anything like this exist that would allow me quickly to search prior posts by date or content?
posted by dclawyer
on Dec 18, 2007 -
Has anyone had success doing an academic lit review of business topics, particularly marketing? I am asking if such things lend themselves to learning and staying competitive along the lines of a bioresearcher subscribing to Journal of Biology. Are top executives and consultants going through graduate-level text? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Medical Journal Advertising: need recommendations on firms or independant designers to create our advertisment. [more inside]
posted by Bob Dobbs
on Aug 25, 2007 -
I have three blogs. What communities will allow me to automatically send new blog entries to the community--say in a journal form? [more inside]
posted by misha
on Jul 20, 2007 -
Can you help me put together kids' travel journals for a trip to Arizona? [more inside]
posted by Biblio
on Jul 8, 2007 -
Is there an easier way to get the current issue of a magazine journal from a database such as Lexis Nexis? [more inside]
posted by alex3005
on Feb 24, 2007 -