Eruptions turns 1!

Happy Birthday, Eruptions!

Well, this definitely snuck up on me, but today marks the one-year anniversary for Eruptions! On May 1, 2008, I started this little blog and if anyone told me that a year later I’d be paid for the gig and getting 50,000 views a month, I would have called them nuts.

So, thank you to all the Eruptions readers and commenters – there are too many to list here, but we’ve had a blast discussing the eruptions at Chaiten, Redoubt, Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, Huila, Kasatochi and many many more. It is these discussions that make me realize that this blog is useful, especially in helping dispel media myths and foster dialogue between scientists and the public. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading Eruptions as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Feel free to leave suggestions of how you might improve the blog, but here’s to another volcanitastic year!


  1. #1 The Volcanism Blog
    May 1, 2009

    Congratulations and many happy returns! You’ve created something great with this blog: Eruptions is inspirational, informational and invaluable. It’s been a great year, here’s to many more.

  2. #2 Kim Hannula
    May 1, 2009

    Happy blogiverary!

    (Is that a cake that you actually baked? It’s great.)

  3. #3 ScienceWoman
    May 1, 2009

    Happy blog birthday! You’ve certainly had a fantastic year.

  4. #4 Erik Klemetti
    May 1, 2009

    Ha! Nope, this is just a great volcano cake photo I found. But now that you mention it …

  5. #5 Lockwood
    May 1, 2009

    Congratulations on your success, and thanks for a terrific blog! It’s one that I look forward to each day.

  6. #6 Patrick
    May 1, 2009

    Happy first volcaversary. Thank you for fostering dialogue between scientists and the public. I am one member of the public who is interested in having my media myths dispelled.

  7. #7 Jimmy
    May 1, 2009

    I come here every day too, since I discovered you via Volcanism Blog. Before that there was a dearth of good volcanism blogs in my blog list. I am grateful for your efforts. Long may your magma chamber replenish.

  8. #8 mike don
    May 2, 2009

    Long may your magma chamber replenish.

    Sounds like the old Scots greeting “Lang may yer lum reek”

    Can I second (or 8th) the congratulations? Eruptions (and the Volcanism Blog) are addictive reading for this sad volcanorak

  9. #9 Boris Behncke
    May 2, 2009

    Happy eruptive birthday! From the volcanologist’s perspective, let me tell you this is a precious source of information (but it’s also fun to read many of the comments), and Eruptions plus Volcanism Blog should satisfy the needs of many volcanophiles out there around the world. I got hooked on volcanoes more than 35 years ago, at the age of 10, and would have given my right arm (or at least one fingernail) to have such sources of information … back then it was the newspapers my parents brought home from their work as reporters. As you can imagine, not the best source of information at all.

  10. #10 Ron de Haan
    May 2, 2009

    Congratulations, Keep up the good work, love your blog.

  11. #11 EKoh
    May 3, 2009

    Kudos to Dr. Klemetti for an informative and entertaining blog that stays on track (i.e. no drift to politics and flaming). Well done!

  12. #12 theroachman
    May 3, 2009

    Happy birthday to the blog

    Love this blog. Balances very nicely with the Volcanism Blog

    keep up the great work

  13. #13 bxta
    January 14, 2010

    i happy eruption…. gnda nman nyan…. i lke it!!!…. ERUPTION!!!

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