Category Archives: blogging about blogging

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

This mini-series is in response to numerous requests to say more about blogging. Your requests are my blogging agenda.  Why blog? Well, there are reasons. Maybe you’ve heard, or been told, that blogging is a good way to reflect on your … Continue reading

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blog as teach-in/teach-out

During my protest-filled undergraduate years, there were regular sit -ins – where university offices were occupied – and teach-ins – where alternative interpretations of current events and their histories were explored. University staff and students collaboratively developed a radical curriculum … Continue reading

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blogging my research

Last week I published four “live” posts about my ongoing research with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. I’ve been going to Summer Schools now since 2012, although I did have a year off last year. That’s seven lots of … Continue reading

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blog as text – a bit of meta-bloggery

In a few weeks, Mark Carrigan and I are going to convene an experiment in blogging as a live research method. We’re doing this lab work at the Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges conference in Newcastle. (Registration closes on June … Continue reading

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don’t do as I did, don’t do as I do

I really love reading about other people’s experiences of the PhD and beyond. But I don’t much like talking about my own. Well, I do sometimes talk about myself on this blog. Talking about me makes the blog a bit human. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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another year, another post

Patter is now six years old. This is post 694. Yep, 694. Nearly seven hundred, but not quite. Dammit, that would have been neat. 694 is an untidy number. I’ve been wondering for a few weeks now what to say … Continue reading

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blogging in the growlery

Like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens liked to invent new words. Along with flummox, abuzz, and whiz-bang, he is also often credited with ‘the growlery’, which he mentioned in passing in Bleak House. There is some debate about whether this word is … Continue reading

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