I am really grateful for the echoes in the scientific blogosphere on my live onblogging doctoral thesis trial. (I especially liked PZ Pharyngula Myers’ thesis story which inspired me to put some pictures and texts into Comic Life.)
What is crucial here: this way I can perfectly match my professional daily job with my blogging activities and amplify it.
I am ignorant about the details yet but I would really like to use the WordPress content management environment as a true working surface for preparing the thesis.
Also I would like to share the background story of editing a thesis with a lot of how-toos.
All the progress here will be done through little steps and the thesis project by no means will turn Pimm a one-channel, thesis-only adventure.
Let us assume you met all the local and global requirements in order to start to write your thesis: enough experimental work, published articles and ongoing manuscripts.
Moreover, you want a little more than just compiling your published articles and existing material together. You aim for quality.
What are the initial steps that come into your mind?
Well, for me the first steps are: figuring out a unifying concept behind all my experimental work and finding a proper thesis title.