Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Scientific American Blog Network (which this blog preceded by a few years), so instead of our usual news coverage we're all marking the occasion by asking to hear more about you.

Please drop on down into the comments section on this page and tell us a little bit about yourself and why you read Extinction Countdown. Here are a few questions you could answer:

  • Who are you?
  • Are you involved in conservation in some way or do you just care about the issues at hand?
  • How do you read Extinction Countdown? Do you get here via Facebook, Twitter, RSS, the Scientific American web site, or someplace else?
  • Do you follow this blog regularly or just read occasional articles?
  • What species or conservation-related issues would you like to read about in the future?
  • What's your favorite animal?

This is also a good occasion to ask you to spread the word about Extinction Countdown. Tweet it, spread the word on Facebook, send an email link to your brother or grandmother...every new reader helps!

There, that was painless enough. (Thanks to Ed Yong for the inspiration on these questions.) Thanks in advance for your comments and look for the next Extinction Countdown news item early next week!

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