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Launching a website feels a bit like getting naked in front of all your friends, plus a whole bunch of strangers from all over the world.

Although I have been writing professionally for 7+ years now as a researcher and scholar, the writing required by academic journals leaves something to be desired. It is formulaic. It is predictable. It lacks personal style and creativity. Once you crack the code of academic writing, so to speak, you can repeat the pattern of what works and re-write the content to focus on whatever topic or study you are preparing for publication. Then throw in the elitist process of trying to meet some ‘standard’ of quality that really isn’t well-defined, but is evident by the low acceptance rates of national academic journals.

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