Blogging Archaeology: January

This post is the third question in the Blogging Archaeology Carnival hosted by Doug’s Archaeology. You can read a summary of questions from last month’s carnival on why we blog and learn more about this month’s question on his website. This month’s question is about our best and worst posts. Within blogging, best/worst can define a …

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Ice Box

We have now officially arrived at that time of the year when the Thornapple blog sinks far below its normal standard of mediocrity. December has always been the month for some of the worst blogs. It started the very first year. Even when there were less than a half dozen entries to the Thornapple blog, …

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Why Blog?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to participate in a wonderful session at the Society for American Archaeology organized and chaired by Colleen Morgan, everyone’s favorite archaeology blogger. In addition to being one of the first times that archaeologists got together at a conference and talked about blogging as a valid medium for …

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Creation, Myths and Twitter

Great article by Nick Bilton on the creation myth (and true story) behind Twitter. To see that luck plays an unimaginably huge role in life you just need to look carefully at the story behind any successful company or entrepreneur. NYTimes: … Soon, the question of a name came up. Williams jokingly suggested calling the …

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University Blogging

We’ve soft-launched a blogging channel for researchers at Michigan State. If you’re a faculty member, researcher or graduate student who blogs (or would like to start!) you are welcome to contribute! We’re hoping to grow the list of contributors into the hundreds, if possible. There are about 2000 tenure stream faculty and 10,000 graduate students …

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Blogging’s Long Reach

I’m busy with real work, so just a quick post tonight for fun. At WordPress, I can see where the viewers of this blog come from. It’s already up to 72 countries! Not surprisingly, the US is in the lead by a large margin, with the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, …

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Popular Blogging Platforms

Apartment Therapy recently asked, “Do You Still Blog?” With the proliferation of microblogging platforms like Twitter and Instagram, this seems a relevant question to consider. The impetus to document our lives remains, but for specifically blogging Apartment Therapy offers an overview of currently popular blogging platforms, some you’ve heard of like WordPress, and some you …

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Why do I Blog?

Why do I blog? I’ve been blogging now for almost 8 years, since around when Grig Gheorghiu started the Southern California Python Interest Group. Since then I’ve gotten a PhD, taken a postdoc, had one child, started a faculty position, had another child, and basically gotten way, way busier. Why do I keep it up? …

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Happy 2nd Birthday BDL!

It’s officially been two years since I first started ‘Bones Don’t Lie’ as a way to share bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology news with the world! Over this last year I’ve had a number of changes to the blog and some major events. Earlier this year I completely redesigned the website from its original brown tone …

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