It's Our Anniversary!

Yes, The Scientific American Blog Network is 1 year old today. Quite a nice landmark for the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in America. (Ooh, I get goose pimples thinking about that...and I work with them. Yay!) Like the mother print publication, the blog network is dedicated to sharing important science news to our interested, but not necessarily scientific audience. With that in mind, I have become increasingly curious about the readers of my blog. Who are you? Where are you from? Are you enjoying the posts? Is there something you'd like to write more about or not? I'm also curious to know if how many of the other SciAm blogs you read.

So here it is. Your time to shine. I'm asking all of you to come out from behind your screens and sound off.

Commenting is really easy (and will become even easier by the end of the year). “Registration” is a misnomer, it’s just a login on a separate page from the blog post. When you click on “Register” you are taken to a page where you give us a name/nym, an email address and a password. Pseudonyms are welcome. Then you come back (there is no confirmation email you need to wait for, etc), click on “Log In” and enter the same name/nym and password and are ready to comment. ~ from Be Our Guests! Please introduce yourselves! Bora Z , the SciAm Blog Editor

So let's go!!!

1) Tell me about you. Who are you? Where do you live? Do you have a background in science? If so, what area(s)?

2) Why do you read this blog? Do you come here for specific topics or do you like to browse in a variety of science-relaed topics? What brought you here and why have you stayed? Let loose with those comments.

3) How did you find this blog? I'm interested in whether you found this blog online or by word-of-mouth. Do you regularly follow this blog through Twitter, Facebook, RSS-feed or online referrals from others. Do you access this blog from your computer -at home or work, or on a mobile device?

4). Do you read other blogs in the Scientific American Blog Network Family? If so which ones? Do you skip around and visit posts often? Do you read other Science blogs, not affiliated with Scientific American.

Finally, I'm asking you to stay connect to us - this blog, Scientific American Magazine and the Scientific American Blog Network. You can follow us on Twitter:

Me, The Urban Scientist - @DNLee5

Scientific American Magazine - @sciam

Scientific American Blogs - @sciamblogs

And if you've been enjoying all of this great science, then please help spread the word. 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.

Thank you, and see you around the interwebz!


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