Greatest Hits — Spring 2012 (winter)

As we reach the midway point in our semester, the first short blog assignment under our belts, let’s pause to assess all we’ve been able to accomplish. Working together we’ve made this blog a reality and its time to give credit where credit is due, to the talented and hard working students of ANTR 320!

Of Foxes and Hedgehogs, vital stats
59 Posts
1604 Views, all-time

Most active time of day: 9pm

A number of blog posts reached double-digit views, but there were some runaway favorites for the most viewed post. Props to the authors of the posts generating the most hits!

Most popular posts:
1. It’s a boy!
2. Dream On
3. Memes and Sluts at Military School
4. Career Barbie
5. The Slut Walk

There are many more excellent posts in addition to the ones people viewed the most. If you haven’t checked these out yet, they are some of my favorites. Each of these are well written posts or posts that were just really thought provoking.

Editor picks five (in no order):
Super Bowl Sex Appeal
Father Forgives Son’s Killer
False Dichotomies of Womanhood
Boys Being Bullied for their Sexuality
Trading Comfort for Corsets

The blog form is different than traditional print in that readers can respond to authors. When authors reply to their readers conversations about the post can become quite lively or even hotly contested. Here are the posts that generated the most discussion.

Best discussions
1. It’s a boy!
2. Girl playing football
3. Gender role reversal dating
4. Is gender labels important in establishing a child’s identity
5. Women Police Officers – A step forward or back?

Since our online community thrives not just with the addition of new blog posts but the writing of comments, credit is also due the many students who have taken the time to engage the material. A few of you have really embraced the format! Thanks Christal Rabalais, Johnathan Bently, Jenah Moody, Candice Wilson, Ashleigh Van Straten.

Thanks also to our most prolific bloggers Allie Baker and Darisaw Tatum who put up three posts each.

There were many more excellent posts and comments than could be acknowledged here. Thanks everyone for being good sports about giving the blog a try. Look for a second round of ANTR 320’s Greatest Hits near finals week.


About Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is a project cataloger at The Mariners' Museum library. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and was formerly a professor at ODU. You can find him on Twitter @m4ttTh0mps0n.
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