Category Archives for Blogging

Snapchat Research Stories: A Daily Challenge for April

I’m currently obsessed with storytelling in Snapchat, as you may have gleaned from my last post, and so I’ve decided to post daily Snapchat Stories about my research Monday-Friday throughout this month. Add me (I’m jilltxt) to view my stories … Continue reading

07. April 2016 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media | 6 comments

Are there still academic blogs that have active discussions in the comments?

Reading my archives I feel sad that the commenting that was so key to blogs has disappeared, drifted off into closed conversations on Facebook that will be unsearchable and unfindable just a few weeks from now, and dotted around in … Continue reading

04. May 2014 by Jill
Categories: Blogging | 7 comments

Talk at MIT on Monday May 5

On Monday at 5:30 (in room 14E-310) I’m giving a talk at MIT’s Purple Blurb series, kindly hosted by Nick Montfort. This will be an extra fun challenge because Purple Blurb focusses on art and practice, so I’m going to be talking … Continue reading

03. May 2014 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, social media, Visualise me | Leave a comment

Oxford University Press’s excellent Tumblr page

I was very impressed with Oxford University Press’s Tumblr page, which is actually exciting enough to be consistently on Tumblr’s trending blogs list (you can only see the trending list in the mobile app, not on the website) and thought … Continue reading

10. October 2013 by Jill
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Adapting your social media rhetoric to Tumblr or Facebook

There’s a whole rhetoric to Tumblr, and as I wrote yesterday, animated gifs are an important part of it. Compare, for instance, The White House’s official Tumblr page to the now suddenly quite staid-seeming Facebook communication. Here’s the Tumblr image they posted … Continue reading

05. October 2013 by Jill
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I should have written about animated gifs on Tumblr in the 2nd edition of Blogging!

Of course once anything is published you realise all the things you would love to add. Looking at how my seventeen-year-old was reading about the US government shutdown not in newspapers or on Twitter but through Tumblr’s animated gifs and … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, Digital Art, social media | 2 comments

The second edition of my book “Blogging” is out!

Hooray! When I came home from Chercher le texte, the 2013 Electronic Literature Organization conference, I found a copy of the new and revised edition of my book Blogging waiting for me in my mailbox! A lot has changed in … Continue reading

02. October 2013 by Jill
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Dating project blogs: 40 Days of Dating

Blogs are a genre that work beautifully for projects with clear rules and goals that can be tracked in daily posts. Lose weight, cook everything in Julia Childs’ cookbook, stop buying things, declutter the house, only wear clothes you have … Continue reading

29. July 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, Electronic literature | Leave a comment

Blogs referenced in the second edition of my book “Blogging”

The second edition of my book Blogging is just about to go into production, and I’ve just finished double checking all the links for the blogs referenced in the book. I’m using a lot of the same blogs as in … Continue reading

22. March 2013 by Jill
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Norway’s academic hiring processes are already remarkably open

A few years ago, Kate and Gregor Maxwell, a British academic couple now working at Norwegian universities, started applying for academic jobs in Scandinavia. The openness of the system surprised them, as Kate blogged earlier this week: It was a … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Jill
Categories: Blogging, University politics | 9 comments

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