It’s fabulous that you have given your time to read this introductory blog. This wordpress account, our @socphd twitter feed and our Facebook page have been created to assist those of us working in the social sciences. The aim is to facilitate and support the sharing of knowledge and support. It is not intended to replace what social media you already use but to complement those portals. Many of you may have your own blog site, that’s great tell us about it and we will follow. But if you would prefer to collaborate and blog here instead or as well we would love to hear from you. These blogs are not peer reviewed nor have any defined word limit, although we feel often less is more with blogs you actually want people to read all the way through. You can blog about something you have learned today, talk about a great paper you’ve read; pose a query or suggest a discussion topic. This site is curated for you and it can and where feasible will adapt to all brilliant ideas and requests. So let’s get this collaboration started.