Oct 30, 2019

Member Highlight: Melody K. Waring

This week’s member highlight is Melody K. Waring. She has been using Owlstown since June 2019. You can find her academic website at is in her fifth year of doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Sch...

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Sep 26, 2019

Your academic website should have your contact info

Okay, so you have an academic website. That’s great!Now, make sure that you have your contact info is on that website. And make it easy to find.You’d be surprised how many academic websites don’t have this information or make it difficult to find.Here’...

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Sep 18, 2019

Share project pages, not just publications

TLDR: Share pages that describe your projects. It will help introduce new readers to your work.The internet is full of places to list/share your publications: Google Scholar,, ResearchGate. They are super useful because they help dissemina...

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Sep 14, 2019

The smallest academic website you can make

TLDR: When creating an academic website, start small. And finish small. Then grow from there.So you want an academic website, but you don’t have the time. That’s okay. You’re an academic. You’re busy.Creating an academic website feels like a daunting t...

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Sep 6, 2019

Using a .com domain name for your academic website

TLDR: A domain name ending in .com is fine for an academic website.I’ve seen many people ask on blogs or on Twitter whether it’s okay to use a domain name ending in .com for an academic website. The main concern from askers is that a domain ending in ....

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Aug 26, 2019

Should you use your university’s domain or your own domain name for your academic website?

TLDR: Get your own domain name for your academic website.First of all, what is a domain name? A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. For Owlstown, the domain name is For a university, it probably ends i...

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Aug 10, 2019

Added support for creating custom pages, such as your teaching statement, your list of achievements, an FAQ, or any page you may need to better share your academic work.

Jul 11, 2019

Prettier websites with support for banner images on pages.

Jun 29, 2019

Added support for courses. You can put information about courses that you've taught or currently teaching.