Blogging…in Other Places


   
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The past few months have led to some new opportunities for me to contribute to blogs in other places, many that are brand new blogs all together. I wanted to give you all a heads up, because if you’re reading this blog, you might want to be reading these other blogs, too.

Gradhacker – I will be making regular contributions to Gradhacker, a blog that focus on tips, tricks, and tech for graduate students, by graduate students. Click here to read my first post, Hacking your Committee Meeting. I’m excited about this blog, since it is a product of the hard work of a number of other MSU Graduate students, and I feel like I have a lot of things to say about how to get through graduate school. Check it out if you’re a grad student, thinking about being a grad student, or advise grad students.(GradHacker on Twitter and on Facebook)

ThenDig – At this year’s SAA conference, I took part in a session called Blogging Archaeology. There was a lot of discussion before, during, and after the session about what some of the next steps would be for continuing the lively discussions we had about blogging. We decided that a collaborative archaeology blog would be the best place to start, and ThenDig is the result. I will be doing my best to contribute to this blog when something important and archaeologically related crosses my mind. My first contribution, however, will be a themed “issue” over the month of July about the tools we use in archaeology. If you’re interested in contributing, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can read the Call for Posts here. (ThenDig on Twitter and Facebook)

SHA Conference Blog – Finally, I have been working for over a year on the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference’s social media presence. This year, we launched a blog to keep members updated about the conference and give some historical tidbits about the conference location itself. Up until now, I haven’t been doing these posts. However, today I will be making my first post in a series of posts leading up to the conference co-authored with Jenna Coplin, one of the co-chairs of the SHA Academic and Professional Training Student Subcommittee. These posts will include tips and tricks for graduate students who are getting ready to attend the SHA conference, ranging from how to give a good presentation to networking tips to how to pay for it all. You can read our first post here, about why you should bite the bullet and give a presentation at SHA. (SHA Conference on Twitter and Facebook)

So, there you have it. I’m blogging in some other places, and I hope you’ll get a chance to visit these sites and read what they have to offer. It’s all pretty good stuff, and I’m really pleased to be writing alongside so many talented bloggers and archaeologists. I will repost a lot of the things I’m writing on these blogs here, as well, so that my activity here doesn’t slow down too much (not that I’ve been particularly active lately, but whatever). Anyway, thanks for reading!!

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About Terry Brock

Terry is an archaeologist who lives in Virginia with his fiancee and is writing his PhD at Michigan State University. In his spare time, he writes for Gradhacker, an Inside Higher Ed Blog, and tweets @brockter. His favorite thing he's ever written is Swimming Buddies and a Pipe Cleaner Necklace.