I posted 126 times in February.
The Second Biggest Event of the month? It involves Science! I published a paper and blogged all about it – My latest scientific paper: Extended Laying Interval of Ultimate Eggs of the Eastern Bluebird.
Third Best Post of the month? I can’t have a month pass by without writing something provocative – Why is ‘scientists are bad communicators’ trope wrong.
There was an interesting excercise going on Twitter recently, and I donned my rhetoricians’s hat for Using Twitter to learn economy of words – try to summarize your research paper in 140 characters or less!
I went to the AAAS meeting in San Diego, but did not blog much from there, because there was no wifi and I was not regarded as press. My co-panelist Dennis Meredith did a fun presentation, which is available online. Our session had a lot of coverage, which I collected here. A few other Sciblings went to AAAS and I compiled their blog posts (with some commentary) here.
Following ScienceOnline2010, I started interviewing some of the participants. In February, I posted Q&As with Ken Liu, Maria Droujkova, Hope Leman, Tara Richerson, Carl Zimmer, Marie-Claire Shanahan, John Timmer, Dorothea Salo, Jeff Ives and Fabiana Kubke. Since there was so much conference blogging about the state of science journalism, I collected all the links about the topic in one place. And almost every day I posted one of the videos from the sessions and events at ScienceOnline2010 as well.
Some North Carolina science journalism/blogging projects I am involved with are getting noticed by the outside world, so I had to blog about it.
I wrote two posts highlighting some of the youngest science bloggers out there and asked readers to post comments on their blogs. Then I had to add a similar third post as more such student bloggers surfaced and needed ecnouragement in their blogs’ comment sections.
I went to see the new shark exhibit and a shark talk at the NC Museum of Natural Science and wrote about them: Megalodon and other sharks at Darwin Day.
Cool site of the week? I introduced Aves 3D.
Work-related, PLoS Store unveiled its Spring Collection: T.rex, Space, lively colors, mugs, and future scientists – the PLoS Store Spring Collection. As always on the 1st of the month, I announced January 2010 PLoS ONE Blog Pick Of The Month