Reblog> 40 reasons why you should blog about your research

A post from about a year ago on Sociological Imagination – seen via Stuart Elden

I particularly agree with:

  1. It’s a great way of making connections & finding potential collaborators.
  2. It can provide an archive of your thoughts, ideas and reactions which can later be incorporated into more formal work.
  3. It makes it easier for people to find your published work and increases the likelihood they will read and cite it.
  4. Its informality and immediate accessibility can help make writing part of your everyday life rather than being a source of stress and anxiety.
  5. Its a great way to promote events and call for papers. Particularly if you blog regularly and your blog is connected to Twitter.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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