Initially funded through the SMKE scholarship this blog provides advice and thoughts about blogging as an academic, particularly in the History discipline. The site includes interviews with other bloggers, seminar talks, and a toolkit to guide academics in the use of blogs. Although updated less often now that the SMKE project is completed I am still active in this field of investigation and the blog therefore receives periodical updates.
Ever since I first started to work at the University of London I have been involved in social media in one form or another. I’m particularly fond of Blogs and what they can offer as a means of dissemination of research and as a means of enabling or helping the research process.
When the opportunity came along to do a little bit of research on best practice through the Social Media Knowledge Exchange scholarship, I decided to look specifically at blogs in both Higher Education and in the archives and libraries sector. The idea was to share knowledge between the two and then present those findings online for others to use. This gave birth to Blogging for Historians.