"Right now, you may feel that the conversation is one-sided, that you have to listen more than you can speak, and that in any event you have little to contribute and only one reader. That may be true for the moment. But at some point you will join a conversation that, at its best, can help you and your community free us from ignorance, prejudice and half-baked ideas that so many charlatans try to impose to us. It is no exaggeration to say that, maybe not today or tomorrow, but one day your research will improve, if not the whole world, at least your corner of it"
From: The Craft of Research By Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb & Joseph M. Williams