Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Is blogging "work" or "hobby"

I ran a poll on Twitter earlier this year to identify how we view blogging as academics. We may consider it as part of our work, as something we take pride in, as something that we feel like our duty perhaps, but at the same time, the results of the poll show that the majority of respondents blog from home, outside of work hours. Granted, in academia the border between work, as the stuff you do in your office, and home is blurry. I too often squeeze in 1 or 2 hours of lighter work in the evening after dinner.

With the results of this poll, and the discussion I had on Twitter, I created this Storify:


  1. Thanks for putting this together, much easier to see an overview of the opinions!

    1. Thank you! I'll be featuring more of these discussions in the future :)

  2. Irrespective of blogging being a hobby or work, one of the key values is to add value to the blogging fraternity. To meet this objective, one has to take up blogging seriously. Most of the successful bloggers today spend a considerable amount of effort to make their blogs help the reader in one way or more. I like the tweets handpicked by you and the topic as well... I think this is something that a blogger must ask herself at point of owning a blog. Looking forward to more reads from you in future. :)


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