Cultivating Community Through Academic Blogging

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Article - Open Access

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Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric

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Abstract/ Summary

Although academic publishing may seem a solitary exercise, this need not take place in a vacuum. This essay provides an example of one author’s attempt to create an online community through a blog describing her ongoing book project. She describes how individuals resisted her attempts to foster interaction on the site; instead, they interacted individually with the author across various media in a “hub-and-spoke pattern,” rather than with each other.