Richard posted a nifty summary of the session on Blogs I moderated at MCN – I’ve meant to write up some of my notes as a post as well, but it seems that in this instance, I just had to procrastinate for my work to be done! Just like Richard, I was particularly struck that the audience seemed almost exclusively interested in what he terms “museum2people” blogs – the kinds of blogs with which an institution tries to reach and engage their particular audience in a fresh way. Only a few hands went up when I asked who would be interested in writing what Richard terms a “pro2pro” blog (like this here hangingtogether or musematic or fellow-panelist Jenn Riley’s Inquiring Librarian, to give an example from the library world.)
If you’re interested in the blossoming world of museum blogs, check out Ideum’s museumblogs.org, which syndicates 86 offerings (both p2p and m2p, including hangingtogether!). In his latest posting on Ideum’s own blog, Jim Spadaccini (the purveyor of museumblogs.org) claims that the museumblogosphere is growing at the healthy clip of 1o blogs/month, and despite the current focus on m2p blogs, I’m looking forward to seeing more p2p coming our way in the future!