Here’s my blogging story…

I have been a blogger now for a few years and although I go through phases of inactivity on the whole I think blogging has become an important and fundamental part of my practice. I was prompted to begin in part because I realised I didn’t really understand blogging as a practice and wanted to explore whether or not it could be of value for me. To be honest I was pretty sceptical but once I started was amazed at how valuable I found it. For me blogging performs a number of functions:

  • It acts as a reflective outlet, helps me develop and articulate ideas, in a fairly informal and quick fashion
  • It acts as a repository of my ideas and resources
  • It provides a mechanism for promoting project work and the work of others I respect in the community
  • It enables me to be part of the wider network, to connect with other researchers.

This link lists some of my previous musing on the topic. Twitter has changed how I blog and how frequently, but it hasn’t replaced it. I, like others (see the twitter vs. blogging flash debate), think the two are complementary. For me Cloudworks is increasingly becoming a third dimension = as a means of collective live blogging, discussion and aggregation of resources around a particular topic or theme. But then I guess I would say that wouldn’t I! ;-)

4 Responses to “Here’s my blogging story…”

  1. Sue Waters Says:

    Thanks for sharing your blogging story. The biggest negative impact on my blogging is work commitments and the fact I blog on several blogs.

    You have me curious about Cloudworks. I’m assuming that it can’t automatically grab the posts and you have to manually add them?

  2. GrĂ¡inne Says:

    Hi Sue

    I know what you mean about work commitments! I find I go through phases with blogging - sometimes doing nothing, other times like this week writing a whole load! I do find it really useful as a way of consolidating my thinking. Would love your views on cloudworks once you have had a chance to play. Cat grab automatically at the mo - but its on our roadplan of things we would like to include.

  3. Blair Ashmen Says:

    This post appears to get a large ammount of visitors. How do you promote it? It gives a nice individual twist on things. I guess having something real or substantial to give info on is the most important factor.

  4. GrĂ¡inne Says:

    Hi Blair promote mainly through social media like Twitter and fb

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