I have basically finished an article based on my PhD research. Most other articles I have published have not actually been based on my PhD, but have emerged on the side. My academic work, especially my PhD, is nothing like my blog writing.
There is about 200 more words or so to chop out to reach the 8000 word magic limit that most journals seem to want.
EDIT 20/08/08: AWAY! It is submitted to a journal! (And loaded onto my university’s online student interface for my classes! They will gleefully point out any errors…)