That blogs invoke a kind of informality is highly beneficial to the anthropologist in the field.
It opens the door to being wrong. [and/or stupid in public]
If I wait more, think more, reflect more, learn more, will I still be wrong? Should I hide how wrong I am now? When do I come out with it?
If only people who agree with me read this blog, how will blogging change it? [stop boring people]
Well it helps me think and reflect. And even with some friends and foes. Why do that publicly? [and some readers still caught this far in my ramble might wake up and realize they’ve been caught in one of those internet drifts… how did I get here again?]
Maybe the informal nature of the blog will save me from peoples expectations of expertise – I’m just interested! (and wrong).
to my future. . .
will great titles change me? Is it my destiny to become an expert?
i seek power. I seek recognition. [arts degree]
I am riding a wave too. When you find a way out –
let me know. [job]