In March 2010, I was invited to leave behind the relative obscurity of my wordpress blog for the warm community (and increased visibility) of ScienceBlogs. What a tremendous honor and opportunity that was!
But there comes a time in the life of every blogger when one must say goodbye to one's current home, and move across town. Today is that day. Several months ago, when my friend and mentor Bora Zivkovic officially invited me to join the new Scientific American Blog Network, I simply could not refuse the offer.
So, starting today, you can find The Thoughtful Animal over at the new Scientific American Blogging Network!
Please remember to add or change the link to my blog in your blogrolls. The new URL is:
If you use an RSS reader, such as Google Reader, the new feed is: http://rss.sciam.com/thoughtful-animal/feed (though it might be a day or so before this is operational)
So head on over, check out my intro post, and say hello.
Update: Here is a link to the official press release.
Requiring logins for comments, and not supporting OpenID, is rather a deal-killer for many people (me included).
Worse than that, I created a login. And now it both thinks I am logged in and doesn't. If I try to login in, it just sends me back to the login page without any error message.
Well, great news, but SA site is still a tad wonky/unstable & rather unresponsive on loading new pages.
Requires site specific registering and login, meh - could live with that but not really appealing.
Twitter/Facebook might be available as additional login methods? Yeah, no fucking way I'm gonna use those as login method for blog comments, to me these are reserved for real life linked usage.
Any reason why OpenID is not available?
Blargh, and RSS feeds aren't readily available (via easy to spot links) - seemingly only summary & editorial/stuff feeds.
No proper explanation is given what summarized RSS feeds (e.g. Global) aggregate.
For contributing blogs (like yours) I can't find links to the RSS feed at all - not user friendly. (Yeah, I see it in post above how to manually enter their URLs, but still.)
Due to the mass exodus to SA, I'll happen to post my feedback here. Care to pester your new blogging network overlords right away? ;-)
We expect the RSS issues to be resolved my tomorrow. In addition to grabbing the link from my post, you can also grab it from the orange RSS icon in the banner, next to the title.
As for commenting - yes, we are pushing HARD for OpenID. We've been promised Twitter/Facebook for certain, later this week.
Alright, now closing comments on this blog. See you on the other side!