One year ago today, the Scientific American Blog network launched. I've been so honored for the opportunity to write for you over the past year. You know a little bit about me, but today I want to know more about you! I'm always a little curious about who is reading my blog and what they take from it. Below are a set of questions from Drugmonkey's blog, as inspired by Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science that will help me learn a little more about my dear readers. I'd love any and all answers. Registering to comment is quick and easy, so I look forward to reading your responses!

1) Tell me about you. Who are you? Do you have a background in science? If so, what draws you here as opposed to meatier, more academic fare? And if not, what brought you here and why have you stayed? Let loose with those comments.

2) Tell someone else about this blog and in particular, try and choose someone who's not a scientist but who you think might be interested in the type of stuff found in this blog. Ever had family members or groups of friends who've been giving you strange, pitying looks when you try to wax scientific on them? Send 'em here and let's see what they say.

3) I'm interested in whether you found us, or regularly follow us, through Twitter, Facebook and/or other beyond-RSS mechanisms that you may use to corral your information stream.