Blogging for researchers

A blog is an online journal, normally about a particular topic, that is regularly updated by the author to keep audiences engaged with their story.

About blogging

  • Blogs are interactive – readers can comment on posts and share them on social media.
  • A blogger is someone who writes a blog.
  • Format your headings and describe images to make your posts more accessible.
  • Include text, images, video and links to other content.
  • Increase your reach - share links to your posts on other social media platforms.

Blogging at Kent

WordPress

  • WordPress software is used for all Kent blogs.
  • You don’t need to be an expert web designer; there's a range of templates to pick from (if appropriate).
  • WordPress online help has guidance on creating your blog through to connecting your work via other social media networks.

What to write about

Share it

If they don’t know it’s there they won’t be able to read it. So start sharing your blog posts via FacebookTwitterInstagramReddit or any other social media platform.

  • Photographs of people can be considered personal data. Ask for written consent to use photographs and archive this information for the future.
  • Different types of material have their own copyright frameworks. Read the University’s Copyright policy and guidelines and contact copyright@kent.ac.uk for advice.

Help

If you have any queries, email osc@kent.ac.uk

Research support links

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