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XII. Academic Blogging: What’s Stopping You?

Dec 12, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

You may have concerns about copyright infringement of your ideas, being refused by traditional publications, or thinking that blogging doesn't count towards hiring, tenure, and promotion.

XI. Academic Blogging: Building an Audience

Dec 05, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

How is your audience going to find your academic blog? This post includes tips on getting people to your blog.

X. Academic Blogging: Finding Time to Blog

Nov 21, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

"I don't have time to blog" is a common complaint. Blogging works best when it is seen as complementary to the other writing that you do.

IX. Academic Blogging: To Be or Not To Be Yourself on Your Blog

Nov 14, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

If blogging is to become a legitimate academic activity, you need to take ownership of your digital work, placing your name at the top of the page.

VIII. Academic Blogging: Choosing the Right Platform

Nov 09, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

In choosing a platform for your academic blog, you first need to decide whether to use a third-party host or to host it yourself.

VII. Academic Blogging: Blogging for the Wrong Reasons

Oct 31, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

There are as many wrong reasons to create a blog as right ones. Blogging needs to be right for you and fit your goals, values, and interests.

VI. Academic Blogging: Developing a Vision for Your Blog

Oct 24, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

Why do YOU want to blog?  If you can’t answer this question, you will struggle to find the time and the content for your blog.

V. Academic Blogging: Becoming a Better Writer

Oct 17, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

At first it may seem counter-intuitive to think of blogging as a tool to help you become a more productive and effective academic writer.

IV. Academic Blogging: Why YOU Should Blog

Oct 10, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

There are many reasons to blog: forming a community, disseminating and receiving feedback on your research, engaging in public scholarship, and becoming a better writer.

III. Academic Blogging: Types of Academic Blog Posts

Oct 03, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

Your blog posts can be whatever you want them to be. There are as many different kinds of academic blog posts as there are academic bloggers.

II. Academic Blogging: What Is An Academic Blog?

Sep 26, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

An academic blog is a blog written by one or more academics. Blog entries are shorter and less formal than other academic writing.

I. Academic Blogging: My Blogging Experience

Sep 19, 2013 Lee Skallerup Bessette

This blog introduces the author and descibes how she got started, how she built a following, and what she has gained from participating in the blogging community.

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