Biblioblogging

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On laughing at students’ mistakes | Remnant of Giants

Deane is absolutely right. It has always rubbed me the wrong way. Very similar to the way in which “Dean Dad,” a community college dean who blogs anonymously, would openly mock or criticize his faculty and others who were in their community. Oddly enough, Inside Higher Ed decided to make him a regularly contributor. Dean’s quote below reminds me of a favorite admonition. “Never make for of someone for mispronouncing a word. It means they […]

To blog or not to blog…that is the question. At least for graduate students.

During the Q&A period of the panel discussion with Bart Ehrman, Will Gaffney, and Larry Schiffman were asked about whether or not grad students should blog. There response was an unanimous “no.” Some of their specific reasons were concerns of exposure, that they might post things/opinions that could come back to hurt them in the job search and P&T track, and that anything that distracts them from their research and writing of their doctorate should be […]

The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?)

UPDATE: My brother corrected my memory: he is the one who registered the name “pseudonymous.” My first blog attempt was anonymous, but fittingly, I suppose, I can no longer remember the name. The last session of the “the Blogger and Online Publication” group was a great success. Our chair James McGrath has an excellent summary of the session here. Rick Brannan and I lead off with presentations about our blogs, his outlining how publication of issues […]

Blogging comes of age

I will be presenting in the Blogger and Online Publication session this year. It should be a fun and informative session. My presentation will be a bit more organic, or really, about the organic process of how my blog has developed over the last dozen years. The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?) When I began blogging over 12 years ago I initially tried to create a focused blog, two actually, one for […]

To blog or not to blog

Is not really a question. I will blog, but on what and how frequently? Right now my schedule is ridiculously busy with my job (that thing which enables me to support my family and habits like registering useless domain names) which, during the semester, involves all sorts of other things aside from doing research. So if anyone is still reading, I apologize for my diminished production on any subject other than photography. I will return […]

Suggestions for the August Biblical Studies Carnival (and why I am out)

To all those who enjoy the Biblical Studies Carnivals and care what is represented in them I encourage you to go over to Daniel McClellan’s site and post or email him your suggestions. I may send some links, but I won’t be hosting any more carnivals. I know this topic has come up in the past and I want to emphasize that I am not doing this in a huff or out of anger (although […]

June Biblioblogging Carnival

I am late in noting the latest Biblioblogging Carnival, a sin which is all the more egregious because there is a kind mention of this blog, stating that my call for an end to endnotes “the most relevant, inspired, and insightful post of the year.” Thank you. Thank you very much. Now let’s march people! No more endnotes! Biblioblogging Carnival – Unsettled Edition As promised, this is the best, the absolute best, Carnival. Ever. You […]

Top 10/50 Biblioblogs

. I admit that I have not kept up with all the changes with the latest season of “So you think you can blog?” I am pleased and honored however to have been voted into the January 2011 Top 10 Biblioblogs list (and to remain, barely, in the Top 50 as determined by Alexa). I would love to make it to the top of the Top 10 just to get such a nice portrait!