Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash As of this week, I have been blogging for 12 years. It's my 12th blogday. My most popular post was published in 2017; the second, in 2011; the third, in 2010. That 2017 post is still attracting a steady stream of visitors which is an example of a key feature of blog … Continue reading ￼This blog is 12 – Some thoughts on thinking through how best to get your message out there
This week marked the 11th anniversary of this blog. For the past few years, on this week, I have published blog posts encouraging others to blog, and sharing some tips, based on my experience. However, the past year has been so different from the usual that I thought that I might do something a little bit different, here, … Continue reading Blogging as an academic – what not to do
Today is the 10th anniversary of my blog. Or the 10th blogday, as my former colleague, Debbie Witney, called it in a comment made in the post published this time last year. In this 10th year, I published 55 posts, bringing the total to 554 posts. That’s over 35,000 words in the last year alone, … Continue reading Some thoughts on where and what to blog
Last Sunday marked the 9th anniversary of this blog. I know that blogs are a bit old-fashioned, but I still enjoy blogging, and, overall, I have gained much from doing it. Hence, as a sort of celebration, I thought that I would share with you some of reasons why you might consider blogging, if (or, even, … Continue reading Six reasons to blog, (even) if you are an academic
Let’s face it: social media can be overwhelming for new comers. There are so many different platforms that it is difficult to know where to start. Yet, social media are firmly part of mainstream culture, and can really help extend the reach and impact of research. With that in mind, I developed a 6-step … Continue reading 6 steps to promote your work on social media – a guide for academics and other researchers
Seth Godin was interviewed by Debbie Millman, for the Design Matters podcast. It is a wide ranging and really interesting interview, which you can listen to, here. At one point (around 30 minutes in), Debbie notes that Seth has been sharing material online, for free, for quite a long time, and asks why he … Continue reading Something for your weekend: Why Seth Godin blogs
Well, call me absent minded, but I only just realised that LinkedIn has a new(ish) feature: blogging. Well, actually, the company calls it ‘Long-Form Posts’ so let’s refer to this feature as LFPs, for short. Your LFPs are displayed as part of your profile and are accessible to LinkedIn users not on your network. … Continue reading Home or away – deciding where to publish your blog post
I put together some thoughts on how we, academics, can use social media to enhance our profiles. Take a look and let me know whether these ideas are helpful and what else you would recommend.