Being as how it is a brand new network, #SciAmBlogs is still figuring out its identity and its place in the science blogging community. As such, my blog is also developing, and I am currently trying to figure out what I want from it and what its role is supposed to be.
I dearly appreciate the increased readership and the massive amounts of support from Scientific American, but I also appreciate the concerns that my few regular readers have about the commenting situation over here. Many readers are put off by the login requirement, and hopefully they will be appeased by the Twitter/Facebook login system that we will be getting soon.
I also have to think about my own blogging desires. I like making personal, stupid, or frivolous posts from time to time, and that isn't something I'd be comfortable doing here at Sci Am, seeing as how it gets indexed by Google News. :)
As such, I've decided that I will continue blogging at my other blog, C6-H12-O6. My shorter, lighter posts will go there (to reach my old readers and community), and my meatier posts will go here (for the wider audience and attracting new readers). I will cross-link the meaty posts over at C6-H12-O6 on the day they are posted here and will re-post them in their entirety after 24 hours. I realize I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too, but hopefully this situation will work out best for everyone.
If you don't give a rat's hiney about the other stuff and just want to read the straight up science, you should follow only the RSS feed for this blog, which is here: http://rss.sciam.com/crude-matter/feed
If you want to follow my personal blog and leap over to this blog occasionally through the cross-link posts, you should follow the RSS feed for C6-H12-O6, which is here: http://ecophysio.fieldofscience.com/feeds/posts/default
If you want everything and the kitchen sink (recommended), follow both! If you follow me through Facebook/G+/Twitter, you don't have to do anything; this is only for people who follow me through bookmarks or feed readers.
And I do apologize for all the RSS hopping; although, I assume that if most of my readers are like me, they never deleted the old RSS from their feed reader anyway because they are incredibly lazy.