It seems that I will have to be eternally thankful to Doug for putting thoughts into words. Words that couldn´t be any clearer or more logical. Doug, you´re absolutely right and I loved your example with cuneiform tablets!
It´s the Content, Stupid.
Conversations 5,ooo miles apart have converged in the last few days to lead me to scream at the top of my lungs, it’s the content, stupid.
Bill, on his blog, was summing up the SAA conference, which took place last week, and in his post he mentioned something that caught my attention.
“Archaeology blogging is in a maturation phase that will take a while to sort out. The archaeology blogosphere has exploded in the last five years to the point that long-time archaeology bloggers can barely keep up with all the new content. Blog posts are increasingly cited in books and archaeology articles, another indicator of their increasing legitimacy and presence. We all need to “chive on” while we wait for academia and CRM to slowly recognize the power of blogging and the value it adds to archaeological practice.“
I added the emphasis because I think this was part…
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