A post from about a year ago on Sociological Imagination – seen via Stuart Elden…
I particularly agree with:
- It’s a great way of making connections & finding potential collaborators.
- It can provide an archive of your thoughts, ideas and reactions which can later be incorporated into more formal work.
- It makes it easier for people to find your published work and increases the likelihood they will read and cite it.
- Its informality and immediate accessibility can help make writing part of your everyday life rather than being a source of stress and anxiety.
- Its a great way to promote events and call for papers. Particularly if you blog regularly and your blog is connected to Twitter.
- It helps ensure you can continue to develop strands of thought which, for now, don’t have any practical implications but might at some point in the future.
- It encourages you to reflexively interrogate and organise your work, drawing out emergent themes and placing isolated snippets of commentary into shared categories.
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