So You Don’t Want to Be Mistaken for a Crackpot?

Here’s my advice:

Don’t act like one.

If someone asks you where you did your much vaunted doctoral work, tell them.  Better yet, put it on your website, like other academics do.  Don’t block them from your facebook account and tell your facebook friends you’ve been attacked by infidels.  You haven’t.  You were simply asked a question about a piece of information that is normal to provide if you’re operating in the scholarly world.

When marketing your product, don’t lean heavily on conspiracy theories where powerful forces aligned with the “Bush Administration” suppress your product.

These two tips will go a long ways in helping you present yourself as a scholar and not a crackpot.

 

 

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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2 Responses to So You Don’t Want to Be Mistaken for a Crackpot?

  1. Leah says:

    Good advice. You’ll have to tell me the background story for this sometime.

  2. Kathy says:

    LOL! Yes, I was a bit exasperated when I wrote it!

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