Category Archives: academic blogging

social media – with/against academic writing?

When I go on the road – as I have just done – I always try to take with me a couple of slim volumes that I can dip in and out of. These are not the academic equivalent of … Continue reading

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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

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happy birthday to patter… a reflection on the last two years

Today is patter’s birthday. Two years of mostly two posts a week adds up to 186 posts, 187 counting this one. Starting with 2,000 hits in its first month, patter now gets about 25,000 hits a month. And 187 posts, … Continue reading

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a blogging ‘identity’

I erased a post this morning, for the first time. I didn’t get rid of it altogether, because it’s OK. I just removed it from the schedule and saved it. I took it out of this blog because I realized … Continue reading

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finding the time to blog

How do you get time to blog and tweet? This is a question I get asked a lot, as I’m sure other academic bloggers do too. The question is often accompanied by some kind of unspoken criticism. It’s as if … Continue reading

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our paper on academic blogging: using powerpoint as a planning tool

Thesis Whisperer and I have been researching for a paper we are giving at a forthcoming conference. it’s about academic blogging and you can read our initial abstract here. We divided the researching task into two and Inger ‘found’ and … Continue reading

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focusing in on blogging literatures part two – #acwrimo work in progress

This is the sixth post about the literature review I am doing about academic blogging for a paper/project with Thesis Whisperer. I’m working to a short time frame, and using a three-stage approach – scoping, mapping and focusing in. I … Continue reading

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analysing blogs is messy, but that’s OK. #acwrimo work in progress

This post is from Inger, Thesis Whisperer, about the process of researching academic blogs. Here she discusses making decisions about method, and provides a glimpse, via a link to her google doc, of actual data analysis happening in real time. … Continue reading

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stepping back to focus in – literature review stage three. #acwrimo work in progress

The title of this post – and of this stage of the literature review – might sound confusing. How can you both step back and focus in? Well I want you to imagine that you’re in an art gallery. If … Continue reading

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