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Incorporating blogging into an academic CV

These are the four options I’ve suggested in my chapter on this:

  1. Listing blog posts as individual publications under a specific subheading of your publications list e.g. giving ‘blog posts’ the same status as ‘conference presentations’ or ‘book reviews’. This might be most suitable for people who primarily submit guest posts to other websites.
  2. Listing your blog itself as a form of professional service, alongside reviewing positions and study group positions (etc). This probably necessitates that your blog actually does provide a service though.
  3. Listing your blog or blog posts under a section on ‘media and impact’, framing it as a tool used for disseminating your research findings and connecting to broader and non-specialised audiences outside the academy.
  4. Listing your blogging under hobbies & interests if you have such a section on your CV (which I’m guessing most people probably won’t).

Has anyone seen any other ways in which blogging can be incorporated into a CV? In the chapter I’ve focused on the strengths and weaknesses attached to each of these strategies – I found it quite interesting to think through because it helps disaggregate the category of ‘academic blogging’ and highlights the different uses which can be made of blogs by academics. In my current CV I’ve listed blogging under ‘media and impact’ – I haven’t updated my CV properly for far too long though and I might change this when I do. Perhaps I’ll use a subheading in my publications list but only a representative sample of the longer posts that are more like working papers than most of what I write online e.g. I obviously wouldn’t include a 280 word post like the one I’m writing at present in the publications list.

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  1. I’ve begun including a summary of activity on my blog (number of posts, number of visitors, number of page views, top five posts, top ten countries of visitors) in my annual report. Like every other university, mine likes metrics. I figured this was a painless way for me to satiate its hunger.

  2. 1. Create a section under experience describing your position as a blogger and the dates you operated a blog. Choose a title that describes your subject matter expertise. If you wrote a blog on trends in the high-tech industry use “Technology Blogger” as a job title.

    2. Provide a link to your blog. This is your opportunity to showcase your talents. Don’t use an embedded link as your resume may be printed before a decision maker reviews it. Shorter is better, but be wary of using a URL shortener, as it is looked on as untrustworthy by some.

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