What do you think of my blog posts? I am always open to constructive criticism!
In the survey that was initially carried out for Blogging for Historians (see the blog post here ) several questions focused on good practice. Participants were asked what they think works well in a blog-format in terms of content and, also, what works less well. The results were interesting.
Let’s start with the kinds of content the participants felt worked well in a blog-format. Many of the responses noted the need for posts to be short (possibly around the 300-500 word level), dealing with a straightforward subject (i.e. one question asked and answered or a review of something, or ‘problem’ topics). The need for images was noted quite often as well, suggesting a desire for some visual interest to act as a further stimulus.
Here are a few of the other suggestions:
“Things that provoke discussion within the academic community – there has to be a question driving the blog…
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