Not sure if you want to blog? Easy, just join The Conversation.

Guest blogging and go-for-it blogging.

There are many many many blog spaces for professionals to ‘guest’ blog but you often have to be ‘invited’ by the editor of big well-established journal, perhaps once you’ve been blogging for a while you might be asked to contribute but until then… This is where The Conversation comes up trumps for you: The Conversation is a website written by professionals like you for the public audience. You write and send in your piece and professional perspective on current world topics. These news-style pieces are edited and published with clear indication of the author and their affiliations.

The Conversation is an excellent webspace that is gaining momentum and respect and I would recommend proposing a piece about something you are passionate about in your field/subject, there are many to choose from (see lower purple line in picture below), and then click to ‘become an author’ (upper purple arrow) . Screen_Shot_2014-10-16_at_15_52_47

You register with The Conversation using your institution email and then you enter your professional credentials.

1: You need to be a member of an institution:

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2. You put your highest qualification:

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3. Set up your account and password and read the terms and conditions:

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They will edit and peer review your piece, so it’s just like writing an informal and very short academic paper, and you can make it as serious or fun as you like and The Conversation are run by some really helpful people so I’m sure if you have any questions just ask them or even Tweet them a question.

Good luck!

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About Dr Jojo Scoble

Freelance Science Communicator. Microbiology PhD Oxon. Fiction Writer. Social Media dilettante. Ideas Factory.
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