Motivations of Scholarly Bloggers

Kyle Jones sent this to me:

http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2962/2580

Kjellberg, Sara. “I am a blogging researcher: Motivations for blogging in a scholarly context” First Monday[Online], Volume 15 Number 8 (14 July 2010)

Kjellberg conducted in-depth interviews with researchers who blog for the study. Take a look at the findings and discussion for some strong evidence for sharing and blogging the research process online as a researcher. Part of the conclusion:

The analysis brings out at least three motivations for being a blogging researcher: the blog helps the researcher share with others, it provides a room for creativity, and it makes the researcher feel connected.

I had similar results from analyzing the data from the 2005 “early adopting” librarian bloggers study I did for my dissertation.  The model looks like this:

Find more here:

http://tametheweb.com/2007/09/23/modeling-the-role-of-blogging-in-librarianship-librarian-why-do-you-blog/

Download the whole thing here:

http://tametheweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/stephens-mfinal.pdf

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