Blogging has provided me an opportunity to create notes that are being used by millions of learners both students and working executives. I posted my conference papers on blogs and online article platforms and they are being used and cited by other researchers and academicians.
But there are divergent opinions still about relevance of blogging to academicians.
An interesting recent post by Sarah Louise Quinnell, September 2011, Guardian UK
Came across an article on Blogs of Kellogg School professors
Today I came across the article "Blogging in Academia, a Personal Experience" by Arthur Charpentier dated 18 February 2014.
Recently, Graham (2004) characterized three channels for scholar communications: publication in peer reviewed journals, conferences and seminars, and a more informal one, that might be called the "new invisible college", as in Halavais (2006), tha t might be related to a "faculty lounge", using the expression of! Priem, Piwowar, & Hemminger (2012). This third channel is precisely the one that might be related to blogs.
With Internet (emails, blogs, forums, etc), academics now have new mediums to communicate, either within their own community (and launch participative projects), or outside their community. Academic blogs are one medium, among many others. As explained in Gregg (2006), blogs have made scholarly work accessible and accountable to a readership outside the academy". From an insider's perspective,blogs seem to be extremely popular, because bloggers are active, sharing links, comments, discussions, etc.