does blogging count as scholarship?
Reading Scribblingwoman’s links to discussions on how blogging might be given credit as scholarship, I’m thinking that that paragraph in my job application letters about blogging might change a bit. Perhaps stats of readership and inwards links and some names of people who link to me would help convince a committee that this blogging thing of mine is something they need. Here are remarks from a dean about how he’d see blogging when assessing a current or prospective employee. Another discusses blogging as a form of academic service, like reviewing articles for a conference; yes, it is often this but it is more too. In Norwegian terms, blogging is often but not exclusively formidling, it’s popularisation, discussion between different groups in society. On the other hand, we’ve all heard something along the lines of Marylaine Block’s remark: “I was told repeatedly that if anything, web-based scholarly contributions were an impediment to success in academia.”