Her we go again

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 | General

It is scary to start a new blog. Have I chosen the right name? What and how can I write in this strange digital environment? It doesn’t get better when Paul Boutin in Wired puts it this way:

“Thinking about launching your own blog? Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.”

I don’t know if blogging is going out of fashion, but I do believe it is a useful tool for communicating with the world. As we learned in the blogging workshop at AHO today, blogging is becoming increasingly important in the academic world. So I will have to get a grip on this, and use the blog for what it is worth in my ongoing PhD research.

Bear with me world, this is learning in progress.

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3 Comments to Her we go again

Pattie Belle Hastings
November 3, 2008

>It is scary to start a new blog.

It is scary having a blog – even when you’ve been doing it for years… I always doubt myself, but I’m learning so much, I can’t stop! I think you’ll find it more fun and easier than journal writing – we want to know what you’re looking at and thinking about. I’m still groping around and trying to find my way with the Mobile Misuse blog…

Pattie Belle Hastings
November 3, 2008

I read the Wired article and noticed that almost all the commenters disagreed with it. Oh, and I meant “academic article writing” not “journal writing.” I am tired. Good night.

Jon Olav
November 3, 2008

I also disagree, but the quote was just too good to be left alone today..

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