Sprache der Dinge – Language of Things

Materialität, Realität und Konfliktivität in Museologie, Archäologie und anderen dinglichen Wissenschaften / Materiality, reality and conflictivity in museology, archaeology and other material sciences

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Blogging Archaeology Carnival #2 #blogarch


So, this is part II of my blogging carnival, participating after Doug´s kind invitation to all of us. So, Part II is about some of the gruesome and wonderful details of blogging! More specifically: “the good, the bad, and the ugly of blogging.

Hm. What´s the good about blogging? As I mentioned in Part I, I started blogging on something completely different than archaeology, but blogging is addictive, definitely. So when the idea arose to create a forum to all these random archaeological musings, I started on “Language of Things” and one of definitely BEST things that happened is that I got to know other bloggers all around the world. Although archaeological blogging seems to be more prominent in the English speaking blogosphere, there are a lot of German blogs on museology which are really interesting. I´ve got fabulous ideas from some of these people, I connected with some of them, and, even better, I got some interesting invitations to review articles, visit upcoming expositions and the like. As I´m searching for a new job in Archaeology or Museology right now, my day-to-day contact are not my archaeological colleagues but folks from the office – nothing to do with archaeology at all. In this sense, getting to know people all over the world who are working in the same archaeological-museological field is really fascinating.

Surely, and that´s the “bad” part about it – I would like to have more interaction with these fellow bloggers and readers. My blog is still very small and what matters to me is to get to know and talk with more people. I am writing this blog in my spare time, and there´s not so much of thatluxury good right now…. So there  are limitations to how much time I can invert to comment, publicize etc. It would be great to get more feedback on the blog, because sometimes it feels like: “Okay, I invert my time and than no one´s interested….“.

The ugly? Well that´s easy. There´s nothing more ennoying than to receive the message that my blog has got another follower and than the “follower” turns out to be some advertising thing on let´s say, protein shakes. Hey, that´s REALLY annoying. I invert much time and energy into writing and I would like to get at least interested followers and not some random guy using some publicising feature without any interest in my topic.


5 thoughts on “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Blogging Archaeology Carnival #2 #blogarch

  1. Awesome entry, thank you once again! I appreciate your posts for one so keep up the excellent work!

  2. Good post! I see that you and several other people who have written have received professional invitations from their blogging, which I think is great and I’m very jealous of.

  3. Pingback: Blogging Archaeology #BlogArch – All of the Responses to the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Doug's Archaeology

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