Interview about blogging for academic/research purposes #bathcr

OK, this is the final post about #bathcr for today. One of the things that I’ve agreed to do is to give a short interview about my experience of academic/research blogging. This will be filmed and then used as a resource in future training of researchers. So I need some questions to answer.

I thought that I might add a series of questions and then see if anyone could add anything. I’ll try and get a version of the output to post on the blog.


  • Who are you and what do you do?
  • Tell us a little about your blog?
  • Why did you start blogging?
  • What blogging tool do you use and why?
  • What benefits have you got from blogging?
  • Why should academics and researchers start blogging?
  • How do you use your blog in your research?
  • How do you use your blog in your teaching?
  • What kinds of things do you write about on your blog?
  • What kinds of comments/interactions do you get around your blog?

What else should I ask/answer?




  1. @comicsgrid has just suggested that I include a question on authority and loss of authority.What about- How do you manage quality control issues when writing a blog without any kind of peer review or editorial process. – Are you worried that blogging could damage your reputation?

  2. Thanks Tristram. How about something to do with intellectual property? In particular: – How do you deal with perceptions of "giving your ideas away for free"? – How do you convince journals that your blogging doesn’t mean that articles you submit are no longer original?

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