Communication | Outreach
Blogging about your research
Are you thinking of starting a blog about your research? A blog is a great way to share your research with fellow researchers as well as the general public.
- Target group
- Hermen Visser (Science journalist and communication trainer)
Blogging is a great way to share your research, and engage in the public debate. A personal blog helps to establish your name as a researcher, opens new career opportunities, functions as a place to practise your communication skills, and may even help you secure a grant.
This workshop is a starting point for blogging as a researcher, and by the end of this course, you will have created your first blog post.
- Developing a blogging strategy
- What to blog about (and what not to blog about)
- Writing techniques
- Publication and distribution of your blog post
What you'll learn
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Align your blog with your career goals
- Formulate your niche in the blogosphere
- Think up good topics for your blog
- Build up and write a blog post
- Choose a blogging platform
- Boost your blog’s visibility
This course alternates theory and practise. You will improve your writing and scientific story-telling skills while working on your own first blog post.
The work load amounts to 12 hours. 4 hours of training and 8 hours of home work.