Ten of what, I hear you ask? Well – ten years of blogging. And 894 posts, counting this one. Not quite two posts a week for all of the ten years, but twice weekly for most of them. And given that most posts are about 1200-1400 words, then we are talking something close to a […] … learn more→
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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
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
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?
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
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→
Blogging in an education niche: How not to get lost among the competitors
With more and more gadgets getting connected to the internet of things (IoT), it means there are many ways of accessing the web today. At the center of it are bloggers who understand that everyone is looking for new information relating to among other things, breaking news, healthcare, home remedies, fitness tips, education, and technology. […] … learn more→
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
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
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→