Friday, December 17, 2010

Just Out of Curiosity...

I'm sure this has been discussed at length elsewhere, but I was wondering how my fellow bloggers felt about mentioning their blog on their c.v.'s along with some particulars, such as book reviews, interviews, etc.

I'm not sure that institutions are all that impressed with this info, since anyone can blog and this obviously does not hold the same weight as "real publishing" (books, journal articles, essays, etc.) What do you think? Is the tide slowly changing on this, or not at all?

I for one, value much what is said on blogs and find it often to be the best and most accessible way to participating into scholarship as it happens.

3 comments:

Stephen C. Carlson said...

I do put my blog on my CV. I don't put it under the "publications" section, however, but rather it is grouped among the "service" related parts of my career.

The Biblical World said...

I agree, I would list it under "service" or "activities." But I would certainly put it on there since blogging is being recognized more and more as a form of scholarly contribution.

Jonathan Robinson said...

well when i applied for an academic job i didn't, and more recently when applying for a pastoral position i didn't but a member of the search committe found it anyway and they loved it, i guess it helped them see the breadth of my engagement with different subjects as well as some insights into my sense of humour. So my conlcusion would be that blogs are only worth putting on CV's if the panel are going to look at them, but if you put it on your CV i expect they might. you might also annotate your CV and point out some of the more distinguished scholars who you interact with through your blog. a blog like yours that focuses on NT so strongly would surely be worth mentioning if going for an academic job, it shows a good level of initiative, collegiality, computer skills, networking, etc.