A collaborative blog post I co-authored as part of the research blogging training I mentioned last week!
Writing a blog allows budding researchers to develop a network of peers and engage with the public, beyond the confines of academia. It offers a platform to hone writing skills and explore new ideas. However, for researchers at the outset of their career, there are a number of issues to consider before setting off. After attending a two-day workshop on Research Blogging in the Arts and Humanities, four PhD researchers voice their anxieties around blogging, and some advice on moving forward.
Starting a post!
Whilst we have material and ideas that we want to write about, it’s often difficult to establish where to begin and develop material into something coherent. We’ve found that we automatically revert to the process of academic writing and structures. David McGuinness’ advice was to think of blog posts as ‘recapitulation’, as a way of focussing thoughts and ideas, but we’ve found we first need a…
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