I use social media, not to quickly get my publications “out there”, but to help them develop slowly and publicly. I tweet, I use personal, institutional and curated weblogs, open access journals, and conference paper planning to develop my papers for journals. While still engaging with current literature and strategically auditing journals to target my papers, I intentionally use the open access tools to develop and refine my thinking as a core part of the writing process. In doing so, I am learning to write for diverse audiences, not just the echo chamber behind the journal firewall.
Here is my method: