"Gender and Race in Science Blogging" panel at the NC Science Blogging Conference

Suzanne E. Franks of Thus Spake Zuska and I are hosting a panel this coming weekend at the NC Science Blogging Conference, and we'd like your input. The title of the panel is "Gender and Race in Science Blogging".

For now you can participate at the conference wiki by submitting your questions and comments but we are planning to webcast the panel so that it will be possible for you to participate even if you aren't attending.

If you know of any great webcasting sites please let us know.

I will be one of the three panelists along with ScienceWoman and Pat Campbell of Fairer Science. Each panelist has been asked to consider the following questions:

1.Please introduce yourself (who you are, what you do for a living, the name of your blog, how long you've been blogging etc.)
2.What's the story behind your blog? How did you come to create it?
3.Why do you blog?
4.How do you promote your blog?
5.How do you juggle blogging with career and family?
6.What various (personal or professional) opportunities has your blog created for you?
7.How does this blog relate to your career-has it helped? Has it been detrimental?
8.Do you think there are any advantages or disadvantages to being a "female" science blogger?
9.Where is your blog now compared to when you first started and where do you hope it will be a year from now?
10.What advice would you give to other females who are interested in starting a science blog?

Maybe you have another question you'd like to pose to our panel, or just some general issue you'd like to see discussed. Tell us! You can post comments here but please do add to the conversation at the wiki site. We would like to address things you are interested in.

Thanks for your input!


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Thanks for your input!

My pleasure! I enjoy all the women bloggers at Science Blogs! You women can many times see and sense things that us guys are oblivious to. As your post on liver cancer pointed out there are still many things we don't understand about the differences in the sexes and you guys really brighten up the world intuitively. Have a wonderful conference!
Dave Briggs :~)

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the comment. We are planning to broadcast LIVE from the conference (details on the wiki) so feel free to tune in, post questions and participate :)
Take care.

Thank you for setting up the the live stream of your session. I found the discussion to be really interesting, and was great to be able to watch from home in my jammies (it was 8am for me). My only criticism is that it was hard to hear some of the comments from the audience, but I doubt there is any way to fix that without passing around a mic. Also, when the camera was turned away to keep sciencewoman (and others?) anonymous, it got a little boring to watch a corner of the ceiling, but that wasn't any big deal.

Thanks again!

Hi Peggy,
Thanks for the comment. Yes, we certainly become aware of the poor audio quality (and other shortcomings of the video streaming) but at that point there wasn't much we could do about it.

Nevertheless, we certainly learned a thing or two about broadcasting live on the internet and hope that next year we can bring you better streaming.

I'm glad you enjoyed the discussion.