During the recent war between Georgia and Russia, bloggers on both sides of the conflict provided searing accounts of atrocities and manoeuvres unseen by western journalists. In a country such as Russia...

Wars have always been waged on all sorts of fronts. They have also, of course, always been about words: who asserts what; what different people mean when they say, “That’s mine.” The internet...

Academic blogging is a valuable part of the wider ecology of scholarship, with the potential for engagement, outreach and reinforcing academic impact. Although our background is in science, we hope this...

Getting started Choosing a blogging platform is your first challenge. There are lots of free options out there including WordPress, Tumblr, TypePad and Blogger. All of them offer free design themes so...

Raif Badawi, the Saudi liberal convicted of publishing a blog, has been told he will again be flogged 50 times on Friday – the second part of his 1,000-lash sentence which also includes a 10-year jail...

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has been hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, after he allegedly received threats from Islamists. The body of Avijit Roy,...

Hello, welcome to Awesomely Alicia, my blog where you’re about to find that awesome eating can truly turn your life around! Trust me, I used to live on toxins. I was bloated and tired with short hair....

  A Saudi blogger who was jailed, fined and publicly flogged after being convicted of charges including “violating Islamic values and propagating liberal thought” has been named co-winner of the...

What is the best way to publicise a blog? It’s important to tailor social media platforms to your audience. “You need to identify which platform your readers are most likely to be using (eg Facebook,...

Over the course of five days at Glastonbury festival, you could end up spending £100 or more on food and drink alone. Who would want to cough up £8 for some pasta or a mediocre falafel? No thanks. While...