Blogging and Writing-to-Learn

If we accept the premise that blogging is primarily storytelling, then if we can learn by writing stories, we can learn by blogging.

Ana Ulin, who has a multicultural and multilingual background (and currently lives in Sweden) is the author of the blog at

In this entry, she offers a number of quotes on the process of writing from the book How to Get a PhD, and then adds:

“Interestingly, the ‘writing to learn’ idea is in tune with some popular ideas about blog writing.” She then cites several blogs that reinforce the writing-to-learn by blogging concept.

One thought on “Blogging and Writing-to-Learn

  1. I agree with you. I also writing a blog to learn writing a dissertation. See my january 22th blog, in French :

    My Ph.D. supervisor told me that I am too hermetic. Blogging help me to be more concrete. I can also experiment some ideas that it is not possible to do in my proposal/dissertation or in peer reviewed publication.

    Blogging is also a nice way to log some Ā«memorandumĀ».

    (Apologize my english!!)

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