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A year of blog stats: 2010

In the spirit of openness and transparency and “does anybody really care except me” I’ve included some blog hit statistics below for 2010. These stats are from the Google Analytics application that ScienceBlogs has installed. For 2010, this blog got 77,630 visits and 91,022 pageviews. To put it all into perspective, to say that this…

A Year of Books: 2010

I’ve been doing this for a few years now, last year, 2008 and 2007 and it seems like an interesting and maybe even useful thing to continue this year. I really enjoy seeing other people’s reading lists (like here, here and here) and enjoy adding my own to the mix. So, below you’ll find a…

Friday Fun: Growing up a horror fan

A second Halloween-related post, with the happy day coming up this weekend. My “give a scary book” post came on Monday. Anyways, a recent post on Horrornews.net really resonated with me: Growing up as a horror fan. Mostly because I too grew up a huge horror fan, mostly watching cheesy old Hammer films on tv,…

T. DeLene Beeland (Twitter) contacted me last week and was kind enough to offer to interview me for an honest-to-goodness print newspaper — The Charlotte Observer: Find the future at a 21st-century science library. It;s part of a series of interviews she’s done with science bloggers. Here’s an exerpt from the interview. My answers to…

The fallout of the Pepsigate scandal continues. Bora’s recent relative blogging silence left me with a bad feeling, an ominous feeling. A feeling like the other shoe was about to drop. Well, it did. Bora is leaving ScienceBlogs. As with most of Bora’s giant summary zeitgeist posts, you just have to read the whole thing…

Pepsigate: Yes, I’m staying

For now, at least. My natural inclinations about this whole mess are probably closest in nature to either Chad Orzel’s or Jason Rosenhouse’s, so reading them will probably give you a pretty close idea of where I stand. Bora, not surprisingly, has collected a lot of the reaction. I also really like what Christie Wilcox…

A teachable moment

So, PepsiCo has started up a new blog here on ScienceBlogs called Food Frontiers. From the profile: PepsiCo’s R&D Leadership Team discusses the science behind the food industry’s role in addressing global public health challenges. This is an extension of PepsiCo’s own Food Frontiers blog. This blog is sponsored by PepisCo. All editorial content is…

Happy Blogiversary to me!

Yes, it was May 18, 2009 that I opened a new chapter in Confessions of a Science Librarian history. One year on Scienceblogs — it’s been a fantastic experience, one that I’m looking forward to continuing for the foreseeable future. Now, where’s the cake?

Wednesday was Ada Lovelace Day! Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. The first Ada Lovelace Day was held on 24th march 2009 and was a huge success. It attracted nearly 2000 signatories to the pledge and 2000 more people who signed up…

Recently, all about me.

A bit of self-promotion. Forgive me. I’ll be brief. My TAIGA fisking post from a while back is featured prominently in Walt Crawford’s most recent Cites & Insights (March 2010) (pdf, html) with quite a bit of value-added comment from Walt on TAIGA, the Darien Statements and other topics. Thanks, Walt. I’m flattered to be…

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