Blog guide

Blogging has been around for a long time in internet years, but is only recently coming into its own as an academic tool.

A blog allows you to:

  • engage with the public
  • disseminate research findings
  • stimulate academic debate
  • raise awareness of publications, seminars and events

An informative, well-written and engaging blog, especially one combined with other social media, can significantly increase research impact; it can also be a platform for multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Also, it can be great fun.

It aims to provide a platform for stimulating debate across the spectrum of academic subjects from the College’s 11 schools, bring together researchers through cross-disciplinary collaboration, and hopefully entertain and inform.

If you are interested in starting your own blog on our site, contact the CHSS Web Team.

For tips on how to write a good blog please see the presentation by Nicola Osborne (EDINA). Nicola talked about academic blogging as part of the Digital Scholarship events run by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. You can see the Digital HSS website to find more about the Digital Scholarship opportunities.

Other useful resources include:

The higher education blogs network
Academic blogs wiki