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Hey Young and Early-Career Science Writers, What Should We Blog About?


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Since The SA Incubator launched in 2011 as part of the original line-up of Scientific American’s science blogging network, Bora has posted 100 blog posts here. Yes, exactly 100 at time of writing. I joined in as coblogger some months after the blog launched and have posted over 70 blog posts.

From our weekly picks of articles and blog posts to tips, interviews, reviews of student-run science publications and the occasional essay, our blog posts all revolved around the premise of supporting and promoting young and early-career science writers.

As we start off this new year, we want to push further in that direction. We want to know how we can make The SA Incubator more helpful to you. So, we’re asking for your feedback.

What do you, young and early-career science writers, expect of The SA Incubator. What are we doing right and what are we doing wrong? What should you like us to blog about?

Or perhaps you read The SA Incubator but aren’t a writer yourself. That’s cool too, let us know why you read the blog.

To send us your feedback, you can leave a comment below. Or you can reach me through Twitter at @notscientific.

Khalil A. Cassimally About the Author: Khalil A. Cassimally is the Community Coordinator of The Conversation UK. He's also a science blogger. He hails from a tropical island and is a happy geek. Subscribe to his updates on Facebook and Google+. Follow on Twitter @notscientific.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. paigekbrown 12:39 pm 01/8/2013

    Would love to see more blogs about alternative careers for PhD students, science writers, science PR practitioners, etc. Would also be helpful to see early-career science writers review their experiences in different fields and job positions.

    And ANYTHING to do with coast and environment… I could help provide that ;)

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  2. 2. protohedgehog 12:45 pm 01/8/2013

    Hey Khalil, I think it would be nice if there was some sort of nomination system, where we could propose people for you to interview through here or on Twitter. Some way of sourcing all the new and upcoming talent! :)

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  3. 3. notscientific 10:46 am 01/9/2013

    Paige and Jon, thanks for the feedback!

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  4. 4. sunspot 8:01 pm 01/9/2013

    More blogs like Evelyn Lamb’s “Roots of Unity” and
    Caleb Scharf’s “Life,Unbounded”. Excellent writing and interesting topics. Keep away from the religion/politics blogs. All in all, you seem to be heading in the right direction with Lamb and Scharf. Good luck!

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  5. 5. Bora Zivkovic 8:36 am 01/11/2013

    @paigekbrown – great ideas!

    @protohedgehog: I like the idea of a nomination system – perhaps a visible note on the sidebar?

    @sunspot – you seem to be talking about the entire network. The question was specifically about this blog, the Incubator.

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