If you are passionate about science, then you should consider the option of starting your own blog. There you can show your writing skills, and you can share your knowledge. People have always been interested in science. Anif they have the possibility to read information about the subjects they like, they will not skip a chance. Before starting to write news for your blog, it is important to decide why you want to do it. Do you want to find potential employees, potential collaborators, or you simply want to share your knowledge with the world?
Once you know what your goal is, you have to decide what platform you prefer for setting up the website. Depending on the type of articles, you want to write, you will have to decide between two types of platforms. WordPress for example. Is suitable to be used by the bloggers. Who want to publish traditional articles. However, if you want to share snappy articles, accompanied by multiple pictures then you should choose one similar with Tumblr.
Once you have started your blog, you will have to start creating articles, to grow your network.
In order for you to break exclusives, you will have to make sure that your articles rely on the latest research findings and you use academic journals as references. You can write high-quality articles if you know how to create them.
Read multiple scientific papers
Around the world, there are thousands of scientific papers, but it does not mean that all of them are great sources for finding breaking news. Your purpose is to make people curious from the moment they read the title. At least at the beginning, you should stick with articles that are easy to read and catchy. You should read multiple scientific papers until you find some that promote entertaining content.
The more fascinating the subject is, the more readers you will get. If you can find controversial science subjects, then you should not think twice before starting to write an article about them.
When you read an article, you should first ask yourself, if there is anyone who cares about the subject. If the answer is no, you should move to the next subject.
Read the articles before starting to create your news
You cannot be sure if the subject is interesting if you do not read the paper. In the abstract, you find only the main ideas of the article. You need to do your research! The introduction will offer you context, you need to find out why a certain scientific subject is important for the public. The discussion will offer you the information you can use to create your own article. Make sure you know the plagiarism rules because if your articles are not unique, and you do not state the references and sources of inspiration, your blog will rapidly be banned from the Internet.
When you read an article about a science subject, you have to check what methods have been used, if there were experiments that can prove the results and what conclusions have scientists drew from what they found out.
Understand what the flaws and weaknesses of the subject are, because they will be the ones that will influence the number of readers you will attract. Do famous scientists back the conclusions of the articles? If they are, then you have found a valuable subject, and you should start documenting it.
Are there conflicts of interest?
In the science world, there is always a conflict of interest. This means that you can create a catchy headline, and you can offer readers a complete perspective about the subject. When you decide the subject you will use for your next article, you should check if there are other studies that discuss it because your readers will want to get the big picture.
If you consider a subject interesting, but you do not fully understand it, then you can ask for help. You can get in touch with an experienced scientist who offers their knowledge online. Tuition is the best way to grow your knowledge and to find complete information about a subject. Some scientists have financial links with companies, and they do research on certain subjects, the companies are interested in.
Get other scientists opinions
When you create an article, and you want to publish it on your blog, you should first ask the opinion of a scientist. If the subject is a controversial one, then it is recommended to talk with more than two scientists. They are always willing to discuss the subjects that interest them. You will find their references online, and you can talk with them through Skype, via phone or you can send them on email the article, to share their opinions. Ask them what their opinion is about the article, and ask them if they consider it striking enough to catch readers’ interest.
They will be able to tell you what questions the subject will arise, and what answers you should have prepared because if you want to grow a network, you will have to answer to your readers’ questions and to create a relationship with them. Also, if you have other scientists commenting on your article, you will have an amazing news to publish.
Understand the context behind the news
There is the main principle behind any science article, only science can build science. If you want to offer your readers a full picture of the subject, then you should make sure you read the previous studies.
You should inform the public. But you have to be careful because nowadays many people are disturbed to find out that certain studies. Rely their work on experimenting on animals.
Decide what public you want to reach, because if your readers are animal lovers, they will create a negative fuss around your blog, and this is the last thing you want.
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