Research Blogging: Links and Resources

Below is a list of online and print resources, articles, and posts relating to the use of blogs for research work. These are intended as a supplementary resources for those taking the workshop on “Getting Started with Scholarly Blogging: Blogs as a Research and Teaching Tool in the Humanities.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive; suggestions as to worthwhile additions would be gratefully accepted.

Blog Posts

Bessette, Lee. “To Blog or Not To Blog?” “College Ready Writing.” Inside Higher Education. 30 September, 2012. Accessed 1 October, 2012.  <>

Clarkin, Patrick. “Why Academia Should Be More Social.” Impassion. 19 September, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Dunleavy, Patrick, and Chris Gilson. “Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson: ‘Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now.'” Impact of Social Sciences. London School of Economics and Political Science. 24 February, 2012. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “Advice on Academic Blogging, Tweeting, Whatever.” Planned Obsolescence. WordPress Blog. 1 October, 2012. Accessed 1 October, 2012. <>

Graham, Shawn. “Signal Versus Noise: Why Academic Blogging Matters: A Structural Argument. SAA 2011.” Electric Archaeology, 2 April, 2011. Accessed 17 October, 2012. <>

Groves, Nancy, David Colquhoun, Charlotte Mathieson, et al. ‎”Academic Blogging: The Power and the Pitfals,” The Guardian. 19 October, 2012.  Accessed 19 October, 2912. [Live Chat] <>

Matthews-Jones, Lucinda. “A Blog on Blogging: Reflecting on the ‘Transforming Objects’ Roundtable.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online. Journal of Victorian Culture. 1 June, 2012. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <>

Meeks, Elijah. “On Blogging.” Digital Humanities Specialist. 20 September, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Mittell, Jason. “Thoughts on Blogging for Tenure.” Just TV. 4 January, 2012. Accessed 12 October, 2012. <>

Priego, Ernesto. “Blogging – Or the Power of We, not Me.” The Guardian. 15 October, 2012. Accessed 19 October, 2012. <>

Ridge-Newman, Anthony. “To Blog or Not To Blog? The Academic’s Conundrum.” The History Blogging Project. The History Lab. 20 April 2011. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <>

Ullyot, Michael. “On Blogging in the Digital Humanities.” Michael Ullyot: Ideas + Materials for Research + Teaching. University of Calgary. 24 February, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Weller, Martin. “The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. 29 April, 2012. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <>


Print Articles

Gu, Feng and Gunilla Widén-Wulff. “Scholarly Communication and Possible Changes in the Context of Social Media.” The Electronic Library 29. 6 (2011): 762-776.

Kebble, Paul. “Electronic Professional Development, Action Research and Blogging: An Ideal Combination.” Asian EFL Journal 45 (2010): 25-43.

Lindemann, Marilee. “The Madwoman with a Laptop: Notes Toward a Literary Prehistory of Academic Fem Blogging.” Journal of Women’s History 22.4 (2010): 209-19.

Phillips, Angus. “Blog to the Future? Journals Publishing in the Twenty-First Century.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 42.1 (2010): 16-30.

Shema, Hadas, Judit Bar-Ilan, and Mike Thelwall, “Research Blogs and the Discussion of Scholarly Information” PLOS ONE  7.5 (2012): n.p. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <;jsessionid=D78C3FCD42


General Resources

“How to Backup Blog Images Using SiteSucker (OS X).” Press Any Key: Tech, Games, or Whatever Else . . . WordPress Blog. 27 August, 2011. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>


Workshop: “Getting Started with Scholarly Blogging: Blogs as a Research and Teaching Tool in the Humanities.”

"Getting Started with Scholarly Blogging: Blogs as a Research and Teaching Tool in the Humanities."Tuesday, 2 October, 2012
North Campus Building Room 105

Samantha Brennan (Philosophy)
Elan Paulson (Western Education)
Mark McDayter(English)

One of the most exciting new developments in education today is the growth of blogging as a pedagogical and research tool. Student and instructor blogs provide an online forum for the articulation and exchange of ideas and information, and enable new hybrid ways of teaching. Research blogging has helped generate new and larger audiences for scholarly work, and opened novel avenues for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

This session will address both the theory and practice of blogging for teaching and research. The first hour will be devoted to discussions of how to best design and employ student and research blogs, while the second will walk participants through the creation and optimization of their own free WordPress blog for teaching or research.Open to all faculty and graduate students.