A few months ago I made the decision to step down from the board of directors of the Winnebago County Historical & Archaeological Society. I have been a board members since April 2014, and I felt it was my time to step away from that role and just participate as a volunteer. I've made so… Continue reading Changing Gears
Check out the new logo! From time to time I like to change things up, and it was time to retire my presidential campaign poster as my banner. I've replaced it with my Bitmoji avatar! I hope it screams, "Hey, I study history and also like to have fun!" After I updated my blog… Continue reading New Logo, New Look!
Hello to all of my blog readers. It seems I have taken another hiatus from writing. It has been such a busy year here at the Frederick home. Molly and I have been working on our house, traveling for weddings, and spending time with family. It's also hard to find the time since I have… Continue reading A Cold November Evening
What do you think of my blog posts? I am always open to constructive criticism!
) 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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Found this short blurb a very interesting read. New technology is proving useful for the history field. My wife got me hooked on it a few years ago, and now I try to post on a regular basis ( I would like to make them more frequent). I will be perfectly honest, I miss school.… Continue reading What Blogging, Twitter, and Texting Do for the Historian’s Craft