I’ve had a secret blog for the last few years.
It has been focused on what I’m studying in my Technical Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. program. The posts on that site helped me to study for and write my comprehensive exams last year, and I use it frequently to revisit the scholarship and conversations surrounding the issues I’m researching. I use the site to write literature reviews and to remind myself of the trends and ideas that are prominent in my field. I add to this blog whenever I read something new in terms of literature in the field of technical and professional communication.
I recently noticed that many of the scholars in my field keep similar blogs, and they keep them public. So today, I am making this blog public. I’d like my loyal followers on this site to see it first.
It is called Reading Technical and Professional Communication, and you can find it at emilyjpetersen.wordpress.com.
I am currently revising my dissertation, and therefore reading more about nontraditional workplaces, strategies and tactics, proving value, and claiming authority in order to frame my research. So you’ll likely see a lot of summaries of literature from the field about those issues.
Enjoy? (Or be bored to death.)
Emily, you are one busy lady. I think the professional blog is a great way to track your research and hear from others interested in your field. Thanks for sharing,
I really am. I need a break! I’m looking forward to graduating this year and perhaps spending my summer swimming with my kids, rather than watching my kids swim while I read and write!
Thanks for the link. I know my daughter also has a professional blog as she is working on her master’s thesis in ethnomusicology.
Her blog sounds fascinating. I’d love to see it. 🙂
Unfortunately, it is still private at this point. Maybe, after she finishes her thesis, she will open it.
You’re graduating this year? What a milestone! I can’t wait to hear about it, and to hear what you’re going to do next. 🙂 I hope the job search is going well.
Your not-so-secret-anymore blog looks very detailed and interesting. I’m interested in communication in the workplace from a feminist standpoint. In one of my undergrad linguistics modules, I learned about language and gender in the workplace. Professor Janet Holmes is one of the main academics in that field. She’s the director of the Wellington Language in the Workplace project, which is doing some very interesting work on communicative practices in the workplace.
Very very cool. I look at professional communication from a feminist perspective as well. I am graduating. Just a few more months!
Honestly don’t know how you can maintain two blogs – I struggle with the one I have. Kudos to you, and good luck with all of your work!
Thanks! I’m not sure how I’m doing it either, or that I’m doing it very well. 🙂
Thank you for the link! I’ll be pursuing a PhD in rhetoric and composition next Fall. It’s great to see professional blogs 🙂
Best of luck!