Bldg-73-tisThis is the beginning of a Blog a Book series for the forthcoming publication entitled: ‘The Inside Story’. It is the story of my 40-year journey as an academic in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago from 1969 to 2010. It covers a similar period as the previous publication: ‘A History of the Microbiology Department 1950 – 2010’ which was commissioned by the Department to become part of its departmental archives. ‘The Inside Story‘ gives my personal perspective of the people and events during that period and has more of a ‘no holds barred’ approach — it is memoir.

Blogs usually show posts in reverse chronological order (from newest to oldest). For a ‘Blog a Book’ the posts are changed to be chronologically displayed (from oldest to newest) as one would in reading a book. Since there are other posts here other than ‘The Inside Story‘,  clink on the ‘building being constructed’ image in the upper left corner of the blog post to navigate in the beginning of the ‘The Inside Story‘.

One of the many attractive features of the Blog a Book approach is that you add material ‘on-the-go’ without getting involved in complicated revisions. Missing content and images can be added and individual posts can be extensively revised.  New posts can be added.  All manuscripts need editing and revising — and other people’s comments can be incorporated into the end result — and a potential fan based developed.

Here are some tips if you decide to go along the Blog a Book route yourself.

An aside: The photo is of the construction of the Microbiology Building taken on 07 November 1973.

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