Hey, a while back, Axel Bruns and Joanne asked me if I’d like to contribute an article about using blogs in research to a book they were hoping to put together. The book’s a goer, and will be published by Peter Lang. It’s to be called The Uses of Blogs and has a lot of interesting contributors. Many are Aussies, which I like. So now I get to write the article – yay!

This spring I think I’ve been learning that when I don’t make room for research and writing in my schedule the other bits of the job lose their lustre for me. It’s not as simple as “If I can’t do research during office hours I might as well have any other job and write for a hobby”, it’s when I think and read and write I breathe in my job, that’s how I refind my passion for all this, the point of it.

Blogging’s part of that, for me.

I hadn’t realised that. It makes me welcome another deadline for an article I really want to write, because without that deadline it’s so so so easy to postpone research and end up doing nothing but teaching and admin because there the deadlines are so clearcut and immediate.

3 thoughts on “the uses of blogs

  1. Mathemagenic

    More on blogging and research

    Others are writing on blogging and research too 🙂

  2. Uses of Blogs: wetenschappelijk boek over weblogs

    Joanne Jacobs en Axel Bruns gaan een wetenschappelijk boek samenstellen over weblogs, Uses of Blogs.
    As an edited collection of

  3. […] Voor dit boek hebben Jacobs en Bruns wetenschappers uit Europa, de Verenigde Staten en AustraliÃŽ uitgenodigd, maar de nadruk ligt op schrijvers uit AustraliÃŽ. Ik hoop dat ze in staat zijn om over grenzen heen te kijken. (via Mathemagenic en Jill/txt) Deel deze post met anderen… These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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