I started this blog not only as an outlet for my writing but, more importantly, as an effort to demystify science to the lay reader. Of course, I’m far from alone in this sentiment; there are plenty of science blogs each trying to communicate some part of this immense undertaking. Collective Marvelling is a network of blogs written by young researchers, an attempt to bring together discussions that might otherwise happen in disparate places. Snippets from each member blog are cross-posted on CM, making it a central resource for science news. I’ve joined the network and added a link to Collective Marvelling at the top and in the sidebar. Go ahead and have a look; it’s already aggregating content from the excellent The Trenches of Discovery, Blank on the Map, Cross Sections and Lumps ‘N’ Bumps
I’m not sure if this blog ever had a loyal readership, but if so I’ve probably managed to lose most of it thanks to the extended hiatus. It may seem like I’ve abandoned this project, but I certainly don’t intend to. I’m sorry for the long and unexpected break; the past few months have been far busier than I anticipated and I simply haven’t managed to make the time to write. I’ve been collecting stories to write about, though, and have some interesting posts planned. I’m also eager to continue the serial posts, especially Words of Science. Now that I’ve (finally!) started writing again, I’m determined to keep to a schedule of 1-2 posts per week; I hope you’ll keep reading!
I’ll be travelling for the next three weeks. I’ll try to post during the trip, but probably less frequently than I have. If you’re a new reader, why not use the opportunity to go back through the archives and get caught up?
It’s taken a while, but I’m finally starting a science blog! I’ve been talking about it for some time and thinking about it for even longer; now I’ve actually done it. Hesitation, more than procrastination, has kept me from taking this step before — launching a blog represents a commitment, not only to write, but (hopefully!) to interact with readers and other bloggers and become part of a community, all of which takes time and effort. I finally realized that there would never be enough time; I would simply have to leap into it and make the time. So here I am! Although writing about science is a reward in itself (since it combines two of my passions), I hope this blog will grow beyond that to also include lively conversations with (and questions from) readers.