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Social Media for Academics by Diane Rasmussen Neal

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Blogging your academic self: the what, the why and the how long?

Carolyn Hank

Abstract:

Blogging emerged as a novel channel for communication, but considering the ubiquity of blogs today, the idea of this channel being ‘new’ seems, well, a bit old. Blogs are everywhere, and the blogs of scholars are no exception. It might be more accurate to think of the form as evolved, since informal modes of communication are a staple of academe. This chapter is intended to benefit those considering personal blogs for communicating their own scholarly works and ideas, highlighting motivations to blog, rewards from blogging and tips for getting started. It is also intended to benefit those in the early majority already blogging, as both a refresher and ...

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