Blogging May Be Good for your Career

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A blogger explores the motivation of bloggers and its potential for teaching, career development and research.

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Blogging May Be Good for your Career

  1. 1. BLOGGING MAY SERIOUSLY HELP YOUR CAREER
  2. 2. A Blog is not just for Christmas … It’s also for Teaching … Research.. Personal And professional development
  3. 3. Blogging can even make a difference … <ul><li>Blogger Guido Fawkes claimed the internet's first ministerial scalp with the resignation of Peter Hain. The Northern Ireland Secretary stood down from the Cabinet last month following revelations on the political blogger's site </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why bloggers blog <ul><li>Self-indulgence </li></ul><ul><li>Social identity </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial and career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Because it’s interesting to do </li></ul><ul><li>To find a voice </li></ul>
  5. 5. Investment cost of blogging <ul><li>Full-time occupation: 40-80 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time occupation: Regular weekly postings 10-20 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>As part of a blog-group: 2- 5 hours a week </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Case of Leaderswedeserve Leaders We Deserve Leaders We Deserve is a blog on the Wordpress platform Its stated purpose is ‘ Exploring leadership stories in business, politics and sport’
  7. 7. How I caught the blogging bug Paul Transmitted the infection .. … showed me a course which encouraged blogs.. Then I found MBA students with a shared blog …
  8. 8. Changes to my teaching <ul><li>Updated easily with recent news stories </li></ul><ul><li>High interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Links to content of other web-sites </li></ul><ul><li>Makes developing materials easy </li></ul><ul><li>Each post becomes a a mini-case for study </li></ul>
  9. 9. Changes to my research habits New data collection modes Each post is ‘work in progress’ Information is easy to retrieve The process regularly sparks creativity
  10. 10. Further thoughts on blogging <ul><li>Collaboration research into information networks, innovation, team structures .. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways of ‘learning through doing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development skills </li></ul>

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