Tag Archives: academic blogging

why do doctoral researchers blog?

Today Inger Mewburn, Thesis Whisperer, and I presented the first cut from the survey we did – with your help – on PhD blogging. As yet, we don’t know whether we are going end up with a book chapter, or one or … Continue reading

Posted in academic blogging, doctoral experience, doctoral research | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in academic writing, academic writing voice, blogging, blogging about blogging | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

where do blog ideas come from?

People often ask me how I maintain a blog. How do I manage to write a post twice a week? On top of all of the other writing too… How exactly does it happen? My usual answer is that I’m … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, pace, Ray Bradbury, word association | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

patter’s year

Patter is about to have a little break from blogging. Not for long. Just a few days. Patter will be back in the New Year on Monday January 5th. In the last post for 2014 it’s time to have a … Continue reading

Posted in academic blogging, Pat Thomson, patter, readers | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

bourdieu and blogs (yes, really)

Today I’ve been wondering about a field analysis, a la Bourdieu, of academic publishing. I dare say someone’s done this and it’s just one of the very many, many things that I haven’t caught up with. I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading

Posted in academic blogging, academic writing, blogging | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

should doctoral researchers blog?

I often get asked about the pros and cons of doctoral researchers blogging, and I know other colleagues do too. There isn’t a right or wrong answer to the question of course, it’s always an “It depends”. But here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in academic blogging, doctoral research, networking, plagiarism, publications | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

blogging – don’t lose control of your content

In the last couple of weeks I’ve had cause to think about blogging – again. The paper that Inger Mewburn and I have recently published on ‘Why academics blog’ hasn’t quite gone viral, but it has generated a lot more … Continue reading

Posted in academic blogging, academic book | Tagged , , | 19 Comments