The person attached

Colleen Morgan is preparing for a session on blogging and archaeology at the SAA meetings later this month and has started a carnival to highlight posts from other blogs on “Blogging Archaeology”.

I’ll return to the topic again, but I thought one of the first responses was just great – from Terry P. Brock, “What can blogging do for archaeology.” He points out something that was important to me as I started blogging:

Like it or not, when people have a question they want answered, they head to the Internet. And when they get there, those questions are often answered by the first things that pop up on a Google Search: Wikipedia, news magazines, and blogs. Only one of those, blogs, actually has a human being attached to it, and I think people tend to gravitate to other people who they can get to know and trust.