I’m not a big blog reader, sad to tell, and I have almost no insight into what’s going on elsewhere in the science blogosphere including ScienceBlogs. But a few days ago I got curious about what the network I’m on is like these days, and I did some investigating. I was surprised by what I found. In the following, when I talk about active blogs, I mean blogs that have seen an entry in the past month.
On 24 January, ScienceBlogs had only 19 active blogs.* Eleven of these opened in 2006, Sb’s first year. The network had no less than 112 inactive blogs, most of which started after 2006. This suggests that Sb’s original recruitment strategy was rather different and far stronger than it’s been in later years.
Dear Reader, maybe you might want to have a look at the other active Sb blogs? I can’t say that I know what most of them are like, except that their writers are certainly steady and dependable people who aren’t given to brief enthusiasms.
- A Few Things Ill Considered
- Confessions of a Science Librarian
- Discovering Biology in a Digital World
- Dynamics of Cats
- Greg Laden’s blog
- Life Lines
- Page 3.14
- Respectful Insolence
- Significant Figures
- Starts with a Bang!
- Pump Handle
- Weizmann Wave
- Uncertain Principles
- USA Science & Engineering Festival
* Though the roll-down menu lists 38 as active.
Update same evening: Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles commented on the state of Sb back in December.