Friday, June 5, 2009

John Anderson at Wordpress... an exodus?

I would like to highly recommend John Anderson's blog. It has recently moved to wordpress and I'm wondering why so many of my fellow bibliobloggers are being led out of the wilderness and into the Wordpress holy land.

Anderson is a very astute Old Testament scholar working heavily in the Jacob cycle of Genesis. His insight and commentary is very valuable in my estimation. He is also a PhD candidate at Baylor (congrats again on passing your comps). My blogroll link to his site is also now current to his new address. Thanks for pointing that out John.

9 comments:

Rod said...

I do not know why there is a mass exodus to wordpress. If someone tells you, let me know.

mwhitenton said...

Two Things:

(1) The mass exodus is due to the vast superiority of Word Press over Blogger. Duh!

(2) While your fixing John's link, Rob, fix mine too! : )

Rod said...

Mike,

you gotta give me more evidence than that. that's just hearsay. what is the evidence? i have been thinking about making the change sometime in the fall.

Rob,
oh, and speaking of links to blogs, since you do go to Brite Divinity school now, would it not be appropos to at least have a friend from BDS linked to your blog? :)

Rob G. Reid said...

Rod,
Good point! Your blog is now in my list. I don't know of any other Brite student blogs at this point, so feel free to educate me.

John Anderson said...

Wow, my own post. I'm flattered!

Seriously, Rob, thank you for your kind words. I can only hope I will continue to be an "astute" OT scholar---or better yet, that I will soon be an "astute" OT scholar with a job!

Please do continue to check in. And I have enjoyed reading your posts as well. Hopefully we will run into one another in New Orleans, or at least at SWCRS.

Rob G. Reid said...

John,
I look forward to meeting you in New Orleans or SWCRS as well. I think you know my friend Mike Whitenton also, which is good. Friends in the academy are always a good thing.

I look forward to hearing/reading some of your work in the future as you publish more. I'm sure you will find a job. But, we are all in that boat, a difficult one with a surplus of PhDs and a limited field of opportunities. However, I anticipate an exodus of older scholars in the near future, supposing our discipline stays alive, we should be okay I think.

John Anderson said...

Rob:

Thanks! Earlier this semester in a conversation I had with Carol Newsom (from Emory), she suggested that the economy has had a huge impact on our field. Namely, many who had planned retirement are not because everything is in such poor shape. She projected that once everything is tidied up (and we all know Obama is going to do just that!), there would be a large number of positions coming available. I hope she is right.

Thanks for the note on my writing. Have you had the opportunity to read my article I posted up? If so, please do leave comments in the relevant thread on my blog, even if they are brief. My apologies if you have already done so---it's late and my memory is slipping.

Yes, I 'know' Mike W. It seems there are many bloggers that would be attending SWCRS; that will make things convenient. But even at SBL, given that I am presenting a paper, such meetings may be more likely to occur. Plus, I tend to live in the book display at the meeting, partly to decide very carefully what I want to get (it's a science) and partly for networking/meeting scholars and publishers.

Rod said...

Rob, here are a few other Brite ppl with blogs:

http://foxswanderings.blogspot.com/

http://epiginoskein.blogspot.com/

http://jcbaker.wordpress.com/

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