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#dawal2014. Developing Irish Online Publishing Through Blogging. Michelle Dalton / Liaison Librarian, UCD. e michelle.dalton@ucd.ie w www.michelledalton.ie t @ mishdalton. ( melissa gregg , 2006). “ conversational scholarship ”. november 2011. 300+ posts. 30+ contributors.

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#dawal2014

Developing Irish Online Publishing

Through

Blogging

Michelle Dalton / Liaison Librarian, UCD

e michelle.dalton@ucd.ie w www.michelledalton.ie t @mishdalton


(melissagregg, 2006)

“conversational scholarship”


november 2011

300+ posts

30+ contributors

libfocus

1500+ followers

open editorial policy

new voices


the same but different

Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowflake_trivets.jpg


collaborating

discussing

sharing

creating

reflecting

blogging

publishing

writing

learning

thinking

informing


noauthor guidelines

noword counts

noconventions

norestrictions

noformatting


freedom

is not free.


“one of the most difficult things is the first paragraph…”

  • gabrielgarcíamárquez

Source: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7137490527_d69de1060a_o.jpg


low pressure


  • on anaverage web page (593 words) users only stay long enough to read up to 28% 

writing for the web is different

Source: HaraldWeinreichet al. (2008) “Not Quite the Average: An Empirical Study of Web Use,” ACM Transactions on the Web, vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb)


writing for yourself

versus

writing for an audience


a space to make mistakes


develop

“Most people give up on doing something new after one or two tries, but normally, six iterations of making something is enough to get you 90% of the way to understanding what it is, and how you want to make it.”

Matt Locke, test.org.uk

clarity


personality

  • can make a good blog

great


try it on for size first


thank you

Michelle Dalton / Liaison Librarian, UCD

e michelle.dalton@ucd.ie w www.michelledalton.ie t @mishdalton


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