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I am studying blogs as a genre of "informal" scholarly communication. I'd love to hear from DH bloggers about their experiences.

I can be contacted via email mcburton (at) umich.edu or twitter @mcburton

13 Questions for DH Bloggers:

  1. When did you start your blog (career wise: as a grad student, undergrad, etc)?

  2. Why did you decide to start blogging?

  3. How do you host your blog, i.e. Do you use a generic web-host like Dreamhost with Wordpress, do you use a blogging service like Blogger.com?

  4. How did you learn to set up your blog?

  5. What are the challenges with maintaining your blog (i.e. spam, approving comments, dealing with trolls, etc)?

  6. What topics do you normally write about? Do you try and keep it strictly academic, or do you mix in other topics?

  7. If you allow comments on your blog, do you often get comments? What has been your experience managing comments/commenters on your blog?

  8. What kinds of interactions (scholarly or otherwise) emerge out of your blogging practice?

  9. Do you find these interactions informative, useful, enlightening, tedious, frustrating, obligatory, etc? How do they feel?

  10. How do you think digital humanities blogging is different from more traditional forms of academic writing and reading?

  11. How would you characterize the relationship between blogging and the digital humanities (however broadly conceived)?

  12. What DH blogs/bloggers do you read and why do you read them? What do you like about them?

  13. What was your most popular blog post? Why do you think it was so popular?

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