A gentle reader recently asked for a “status of the blog” report. As the two week delay between ask and answer can attest to, things are rather slow moving around here at the moment and I am mainly just my own lurker. I do have some new content that I will offer very shortly and a post or two in the slow cooker.
I guess in general I have been feeling like I have over the years said what I needed to say and was now only repeating myself. This is despite quite a few interesting developments over the past year ranging from juicy insider-blog gossip to political theatre to remarkable developments in climatology, both research and events.
I also realized that I was no longer being the example I intended in terms of How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic(tm). The key things I believe one must do/remember are:
- Don’t get personal
- Remain infinitely patient
- Always write for the lurkers, not the current antagonist
I have slipped on all of those points.
I have also been wrestling with determining the best comment policy for this blog (there is no one size fits all such policy). I have always taken a very hands-off approach and though I have been questioning that, I have not convinced myself there is clearly a better one.
Anyway, that is just some personal stream of consciousness stuff triggered by the above mentioned “what’s up?” comment. I’m happy to hear updates from formerly regular posters/lurkers here as well…what blogs to you spend time on? Are there topics you’d like to see covered? Maybe there is a guest post someone has to offer -being on Science Blogs seems to guarantee at least a few hundred hits/day when content goes up. Feel free to post some thoughts below.
As I said I really will have a post in the next few days and hope I have remained in a few RSS feeds.