Wellcome Trust Blog

How to start a blog The fourth in our series of “How to” blogs comes from Kelly Oakes, Science Editor of BuzzfeedUK, who shares her tips on how to start a science blog. 

1. Figure out why you want to blog

Maybe you’re a PhD student wanting to share your research with the world, or take a break from it to explore some other interesting science. Or perhaps you’re a budding science writer keen to build a profile and get your name out there. Think about who you want to reach with your writing – be it potential collaborators, potential employers, or people on the street.  Sum up your goals in a sentence or two and write that down before you do anything else.

2. Set it up

The best platform for you will mostly depend on the type of posts you’re going to write. If you’re planning longer writing, a traditional…

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