In the fall of 2018, we conducted an anonymous online survey among academic bloggers in the humanities. Our goal was to find out more about bloggers’ motivation as well as their practical routines: Why do humanities scholars blog? What makes a blog or a blog post successful in their eyes? What does the publishing process look like from an editorial perspective? And finally, how do blogs fit into the academic discourse? A total of 204 people participated in the survey. The comprehensive questionnaire was completed by 147 humanities bloggers, 98 of whom were part of the de.hypotheses platform. We would like to thank all those who took part and held out until the end of the 46 questions!
The survey results confirm that academic blogging continues to cover an extremely broad range of practices. One trend which we have observed is that academic bloggers in the humanities use blogs strategically and, in doing so, exhibit a high degree of professionalism – even those who describe themselves as less technically savvy. As a result, academic blogs have become a well-established presence as an additional medium of communication in the academic discourse in the humanities.„Academic Blogging in the Humanities: A Survey of de.hypotheses Bloggers“ weiterlesen