Top 5 Blogging Tips
TOP 5 BLOGGING TIPS
Five simple steps to start off along the right blogging path...
If you would like to share your experiences of blogging, or want to pose a question then why not start blogging right now by making a post on the 'Why Blog?' blog?. Email knowledge at warwick dot ac dot uk to be added to the permissions for the blog.
1.Work out why you want to blog
If you have a general idea then why not take a look at a relevant case study for more information. We have separated our case study bloggers into four broad types:
...Then Start Blogging
The Library will be running a 23 Things programme in the Autumn for PhD students and, following that in the Spring, for staff. This is an online programme designed to introduce library staff to Web 2.0 technologies, but is a great model for anyone to follow interested in learning about the practice of blogging.
Alternatively, follow an equivalent online course such as 30 days to a better blog.
2. Identify a blog that you can model yourself on
There are so many blogs online; it can be overwhelming to try to find one that is in a style you would like to emulate. We have recorded a series of short videos with some Warwick bloggers to help!
3. Identify your ideal audience
Think of three ways in which you will tell your audience about your posts. These ways may be quite traditional, like emailing people or adding the url to your business card..
4. Explain the blog to your audience
Write a clear explanation of the blog in the 'About' section. Chose your imagery to reflect the purpose of your post (But be aware of image copyright).
5. Reflect on whether your blog has achieved what you wanted to achieve
MORE FROM 'WHY BLOG?'
What do you use blogging for? Share your thoughts with us.
Warwick Blogs 'How to'
Wolfson Research Exchange - This site for researchers holds a lot of information about blogging and its applications and benefits, amongst other topics.
Blogging as Reflective Practice - Blogging as reflective practice allows you to reflect on what you have learnt and visualise your progress in a written form.
Professor Mark Harrison, Department of Economics, writes about economics, public policy and international affairs.
Peter Kirwan, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, uses a blog as an archive for all information required for students taking his module.
The Researcher to Researcher blog, aimed at Warwick researchers, was founded and is run by the Wolfson Research Exchange.
Professor Wyn Grant, Politics and International Studies, hosts a blog themed around the Political Economy of Football.
The Teaching Excellence at Warwick blog promotes teaching excellence around Warwick with a focus on the work of the National Teaching Fellows and the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence winners.
Jan Ruecker, MBE student at Warwick, uses a blog to reflect on what has been learnt throughout the course and as a reflective practice tool.
The Student Journals, developed by Warwick student Siraj Datoo, is designed to give students a voice.