Monday, November 14, 2005

Well Worth Reading: Do Not Fear the Blog

Check out Rebecca Goetz's article in the Chronicle of Higher Education! Rebecca blogs at (a)musings of a grad student and contributes to Cliopatria, an excellent group blog that I've read for what is now probably over a year and a half. Excerpt:
I blog first and foremost because it is downright fun to participate in an emerging media form. Blogs and the blogosphere are new concepts, and the possibilities for scholarly communication are endless and exciting. Because I blog I now have contacts, online and offline, with a variety of scholars inside and outside my field. They don't particularly care that my dissertation is not yet done; the typical hierarchies of the ivory tower break down in the blogosphere so that even graduate students can be public intellectuals of a kind.

Seriously, read the whole thing. It's good.