Biblioblogging @ CARG 4 SBL
I've been corresponding with my daughter in France by MSN, and in those "conversations" she has influenced me to use TXT type abbreviations. They seemed appropriate for the heading of this post, as I enter the last few days before setting off for Philadelphia, but try to finish the marking etc. first.
There's been a good collection of responses already to Mark's reminder and suggestion that we explore in advance a bit what we will talk about in the CARG "Biblioblogger" session. Here and now I'd just like to restate my interest in us attempting to offer answers to the question of the utility of biblioblogging for biblical scholars. (Mark helpfully suggests we summarise this as "Are we blogging a dead horse?") What I mean by this is, let's assume blogging is fun, accept that it is in some ways "good", but ask how is it good for our discipline, or our employers, or our students... that we biblioblog. Many of the "goods" we claim from blogging (like the vanity thing ;) are not relevant to answering this question...