Academic Blogging

Dan Cohen on blogging being a dirty word for one academic who writes on a blog:

There is no reason a blog has to be quickly or poorly written;

also a must read is Rob Nelson’s Comment on the post:

you appear to be time traveling back to confront the Dan Cohen of 2005 who wrote the first entry on this blog (

I agree with you that Nunokawa’s comment is too dismissive in that it contributes to a bias against the medium. At the same time, if he wants to characterize his online writing as essays or you wanted to characterize your posts as mini-articles, I’m okay with that. I don’t see any reason that everyone who publishes using WordPress has to conceive and characterize themselves as a blogger and their online writings as blog entries.

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