In the last few days, I’ve been considering whether blogging counts as an academic exercise. I think it does, as there are many wonderful academic blogs such as Pue’s Occurrences and Ireland After NAMA but the idea prompted me to search a bit online for other ideas. I attended the day-long symposium Honest to Blog last March and enjoyed it immensely. It certainly prompted me to begin blogging in a more dedicated manner although I took a little while longer to actually resume blogging.
I’m curious now if academics will begin to venture into the Vlogging territory at any point, as academic blogging is slowly gaining credence, and people are more familiar with the Ferris Bueller style of addressing the audience directly. I can’t see if happening very soon, but think it would be interesting to try at some point.
I found some interesting articles online about writing in general that were published in the last week or so. There were a great many articles about blogging and about academic writing, not to mention the hundreds of articles dedicated to creative writing, but they all agreed that in order to write well, one must write often.
These are my favourite articles from those I came across:
Tired of Writing for No Money:
The Academic Minute on “why we write”:
Blogging as an Academic Activity: http://explorationsofstyle.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/blogging-as-an-academic-activity/