ScienceBlogs is celebrating its first birthday with a wonderful portrait of the entire ScienceBlogs family. It’s not quite a year yet (I think we were officially online on January 11, 2005), but if they’re happy to celebrate early, so are we! Greta and I shouldn’t be too hard to find in the picture — but the artwork’s a little misleading. Greta looks much better in person, and I look much worse!
It’s been a fabulous year, and a wonderful group to work with. In addition to the bloggers, Katherine, Tim, Sarah, and the others who work tirelessly behind the scenes to bring you this site deserve tremendous commendation. Most importantly, we’d be nothing without you, our readers. If you’ve learned half as much from Cognitive Daily as I’ve learned from your incisive comments and emails, I think you’ll agree it was well worth your time to stop by. We now average over 30,000 visitors per month, and ScienceBlogs as a whole sees more than a million. I think by any definition, ScienceBlogs is a success.
How did we do it? The advice came a bit late, but by skill or coincidence, we managed to follow most of these these guidelines. I was burned early on by number 7, but otherwise, I think we followed these tips to a T.
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