Today, the Scientific American blogging network celebrates its very first birthday. It has been a tremendous ride so far, and I would really like to thank you for reading along so far, but there's one little question I wanted to get out of the way first:

Who are you?

You see, writing this blog is fun. Loads of fun. I get to cover science I am interested in, and there are no editors hacking and slashing my writings to pieces. Here, there's only one person with full editorial control, and I like his style.

That said, I have no idea whether you like this blog. I can see how many of you click, like, stumble and tweet, but I haven't the faintest clue who you are or why you read this blog. So I want to follow Ed Yong's excellent example, and ask you some questions to get a better idea of who you are and why you come here. Are you a scientist yourself, or ? How did you find this blog? Do you like what you read, or are there other topics I should cover more?

It doesn't matter if you've never commented before or don't want to say much, but please take the stage and leave a comment behind.

Thank you!