I organized a workshop (conference-ese for "discussion without conference papers") on blogging Latin American politics, which I enjoyed a lot. When I have time, I will write a post trying to summarize some of the main ideas regarding the benefits of blogging. In particular, we talked quite a bit about how blogging can help you professionally. I talked about how generally a professor does not get professional credit for blogging, so you have to think about what other rewards it provides, but I am rethinking that (Patricio Navia, who blogs on Chilean politics at Referente, in particular made a lot of really interesting points on that issue). There was a lot of food for thought.