Tag Archives: Blogging

That blogging thing

That blogging thing

Blogs allow researchers to engage with a broad audience, including other researchers, in a less formal and more open way than traditional academic publishing. It provides an avenue to publish both research stories and expert commentary. Blogging in the academy is generally a labour of love. Most universities find it difficult to recognize blogging within […] … learn more→

So you want to blog – a blog of my own

So you want to blog – a blog of my own

Why would anyone start a blog? It’s a big commitment. A blog can be seen as an “extra”, as a “vanity project” as “not scholarly”, particularly if it doesn’t directly hit a “public engagement” or “impact” target.  It’s so much easier to write for other blogs. So why bother with your own? Well, I can […] … learn more→

So you want to blog – writing a blog post

So you want to blog – writing a blog post

There’s a lot to think about when writing short. A blog post, a short piece of writing, requires careful consideration, just like a longer text. But there’s no need to struggle with writing blog posts on your own. There’s quite a lot of blogging advice out there, most of it written by people who have […] … learn more→

So you want to blog – should I write a guest post?

So you want to blog – should I write a guest post?

Why blog? Well, there are reasons. Maybe you’ve heard, or been told, that blogging is a good way to reflect on your research, share your research and/or think in in public. That’s all pretty true. Maybe you have heard, or been told, that a side benefit of blogging is that it improves your academic writing. That’s […] … learn more→

Things it has taken me 8 years to learn

Things it has taken me 8 years to learn

Our good buddy The Thesis Whisperer wrote a fab post on ‘how to run a blog for 8 years and not go insane‘ in 2018. It is a cracker of a post and gives excellent insight into how TW has managed to maintain such quality and longevity! At the time it was published, I read […] … learn more→

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→