aims to build the ACW community by sharing the experiences of academic writers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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