Choosing a Social Media Channel

Choosing a (new) social media channel? Here are 5 steps to help make a start: Know your preferences. Understand your goal. Know your audience. Filter. Start! Transcript: Hi there, bakers, writers, and rock stars. This week on the world we’re looking at choosing a social media channel. So, you already might be on social media […]

Twitter for Researchers (Jun 2021)

The un-official social media channel of choice for academics is twitter. So, as a PhD student or ECR, if you’re not here you might not be noticed by your peers. Especially if you have yet to publish a peer review piece of research. Especially if you have not been able to attend in-person networking events […]

Eleven Things I’ve learned About Running Writing Groups

In September last year, I started some new writing groups. Even though my role is facilitator and training, I have learned a lot about writing itself. Here are 11 ideas that came to mind: Writing is annoying and rewarding. Writing shared is writing halved. Ignore the basics. Set up for success. Share your progress. Imagine […]

Improving Your Social Media Game

It is almost impossible to be a successful research without an active social media account. You might even have more than one. And, at times it feels like yet another thing to be accountable for – like students, or teaching, or writing grants. But it does not have to be that way. I go through […]

Being a More Creative Grant Proposal or Social Media Writer

If you’ve ever tried writing a grant, proposal, cover letter, social media or podcast you’ll have likely encountered difficulties being creative. One approach to overcoming this is to use oblique strategies. Transcript: One of the things about grant, and proposal or thesis writing is sometimes, we need to get more creative. Not to necessarily make stuff up but […]

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Six lessons I have learned helping others with social media: Time – It takes time to build your social media muscle. There’s no substitute for hours on the platform. There’s no substitute for being on the platform for many years. Know your audience – Knowing who you want as a follower as well as who […]

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Small gains in productivity can have a huge benefit long term. That’s the result of compounding. If you save a minute on a process that you do several times a day you might get 5 minutes extra per day or 30 hours in a year. So, making a small improvement to your social media game […]

Eleven Things I’ve learned About Running Writing Groups

In September last year, I started some new writing groups. Even though my role is facilitator and training, I have learned a lot about writing itself. Here are 11 ideas that came to mind: 1. Writing is annoying and rewarding. 2. Writing shared is writing halved. 3. Ignore the basics. 4. Set up for success. […]