The first group of faculty have come together to explore the brave new online world in an intentional way through the University of Mary Washington’s Domain of One’s Own Faculty Initiative. We all have the goal to grab hold of our online identity and do something with it.
Our first thing to tackle is a blog. I definitely enjoy reading blogs (like the FemaleScienceProfessor blog) and even assign them to classes (this semester check out the blogs from Global Environmental Problems), but I’ve always been dubious about writing my own blog.
Then today, I read this interesting column, “How Blogging Helped Me Write My Dissertation,” from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The benefits that Maxime Larive describes and the ideas in the comments all offer encouragement for trying to become a blogger myself.