A few too many candles, but who's counting. Credit: {link url="https://www.flickr.com/people/53630957@N07"}Vikas Bhardwaj{/link}

It's the Scientific American blog network's first birthday today! Taking a leaf out of Ed Yong's book, or rather blog, to celebrate our birthday, we've decided to give the floor over to you, dear readers. So write a comment below and let me know who you are, how you found this blog and what you like (or hate!) about science.

Did you just stumble on this blog for this first time? Are you a scientist, someone with no formal science background, or somewhere in between? What topics would you like to see me cover here?

Lurkers, de-lurk – if you've not commented before I'd especially like to hear from you. You'll need to register to comment but it's super easy and we won't even ask for your real name (unless you want to give it).