I mentioned yesterday that it can be a challenge for those who aren’t highly web-confident to find blogs in their areas of interest.
I Googled ‘academic blogs’ and came up with some useful links:
Crooked Timber’s extensive list of academic blogs, grouped under broad discipline areas.
BlogScholar.com also has a good list – you’ll find discipline links on the right-hand side, part-way down the page (it’s not especially obvious.)
Rhetorica’s Professors Who Blog link is no longer maintained as at July this year, but has a fairly long list of blogs, albeit with limited information about them.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s site also has links to academic blogs, each with a short description of the blog.
And then I found that there’s a (relatively new?) Academic Blog Portal – a wiki of academic blogs that you can add your own to. So, yes, somebody else has already done what I was thinking of 🙂
(And does anyone else think it amusing that the spell-checker in WordPress – a blogging software – does not recognise the words ‘blog’, ‘blogs’ or ‘wiki’?)