Scientific Blogging can help your career! Well, indirectly.

A study out of Melbourne University in Australia found that workers who surf the internet for fun at work, within a reasonable limit of less than 20 percent of total office time, are about nine percent more productive than non-surfers.
The study of 300 office workers found that 70 percent of people who use the internet at work engage in Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing. "Firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos on YouTube, using social networking sites like Facebook or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity. However, that's not always the case," says Dr. Brent Coker in the Brisbane Times.

"Short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher total net concentration for a day's work, and as a result, increased productivity," Coker says.

I think what Coker is trying to say is that you should sign on to Scientific Blogging every day at work and write a blog or column. It's a win-win - you're more productive, and we get to read more scientific content!

N.B. For those that see the Brisbane Times headline, it does not say "Workplace web bludgeoning..." as I initially thought. "Bludging" is equivalent to surfing, in the context of lounging about surfing on the web. Or so says Google.