I recently did a poll asking folks how they thought blogging would affect an academic’s career and got 50 responses. The results suggest that most respondents thought it was not particularly harmful to one’s career. 18% and 4% thought it mildly and strongly negative, respectively.
Far more were enthusiastic as 52% and 6% thought it mildly and strongly positive, respectively.
I’d be very interested in the reasons why people voted the way they did. Please let me know in the comments, by email, etc.