What are you looking for? Below you can find links to pages filled with resources that helped inform Science Blogging: The Essential Guide. These links can help you get started, find your voice on the Internet or even help you take your blogging to the next level.
If you are just getting started, start here. Check out resources to help you start a blog, use images with proper attribution, and learn more about the history of science blogging. There are also perspectives on blogging in and out of large networks, and on using shorter formats, such as Tumblr.
There are many science blogs out there. Here, our chapter authors offer some tips on standing out from the crowd. There are resources for using personal experience and identity to help drive your writing. Our chapter authors also offer many different perspectives, from blogging as a tenure-track faculty member or as a graduate student to blogging as a public information officer.
So you have a blog. Now what? Our chapter authors give advice on how to find an audience, how to tackle controversial topics, how to self-promote and how to embrace multimedia. They also offer perspective on ethics in science blogging. Finally, our chapter authors offer advice on how to get paid to blog and on how to take your work from blog to book.
This book would not be possible without the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Association of Science Writers. Thanks especially to NASW’s Idea Grant Committee for their thoughtful feedback on our proposal, for helping us to ensure this volume was as comprehensive as possible, and for helping us to ensure we could adequately compensate all our contributors. Their help allowed us to assemble the best possible roster of chapter writers, and we are grateful for their support.