Tag Archives: Blogging

How to use academic blogs to promote an educational website?

How to use academic blogs to promote an educational website?

Learning to capitalize and maximize profits in today’s ever-changing Digital World is a daunting task. This is even more difficult for Educational websites. They face constant challenges like budget restrictions and the pressure to constantly evolve. Designing a functional website is the foundation of all marketing strategies today. But the task doesn’t end there if […] … learn more→

How to run a blog for 8 years and not go insane

How to run a blog for 8 years and not go insane

In June I will have been blogging for 8 years, which is a pretty decent run for an original content blog that aims to put out useful, high quality material 48 weeks a year. One of the key success factors in blogging is trust. If you publish roughly the same sort of post, at regular […] … learn more→

Blogging research projects

Blogging research projects

I am often asked about the ways in which I use blogs for research purposes. I take this question to mean I should talk about something other than the usual blogging that I do. So here goes. I have played around with various research-related blogging strategies. Here are two that seem to have worked fairly […] … learn more→

If you blog, will you lose your job?

If you blog, will you lose your job?

My blog is truly a labour of love. It does not fit in my work week, which is filled to the brim with meetings, teaching and other commitments. I edit contributions and write my own posts during the weekend. It takes me about eight hours a month. I usually do this work on quiet Sunday […] … learn more→

How to close your blog gracefully.

How to close your blog gracefully.

There are lots of great reasons to blog, but are also sometimes reasons to stop. You might not be getting benefits from your blog any more, or your interests might change. Maybe you’ve ‘inherited’ a blog along with a new job, but blogging isn’t your style. Blogging is potentially an endless commitment, so choosing how […] … learn more→

Blogging helps academic writing

Blogging helps academic writing

Why do academics blog? What do academic bloggers get from blogging? Discussions about scholarly blogging most often centre on the need for we academics to write in ways that attract new audiences. If we write blogs, we are told, we can communicate our research more effectively. Blogs enhance impact, they are a medium for public […] … learn more→

Why blog your field work?

Over the last week I’ve posted every day about the ethnographic research I was doing at the Tate Summer School, research carried out with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. Why? Why did I interrupt my normal flow of writing about academic writing and research with a set of posts about my own research? Why […] … learn more→

A question about blogging

My context-ridden attempt to answer a question about blogging from a reader. When I started my first blog in 2004 (originally located on an Oregon State University server), it wasn\’t about being strategic, constructing a personal brand, or collecting page views. The blog began as an experiment for my assistantship at OSU and ended up […] … learn more→