The Attack of Who are you, what are you doing here and why do you keep looking at me?
June 16, 2011
1) Tell me about you. Who are you? Do you have a background in science? If so, what draws you here as opposed to meatier, more academic fare? And if not, what brought you here and why have you stayed? Let loose with those comments.
2) Tell someone else about this blog and in particular, try and choose someone who’s not a scientist but who you think might be interested in the type of stuff found in this blog. Ever had family members or groups of friends who’ve been giving you strange, pitying looks when you try to wax scientific on them? Send ‘em here and let’s see what they say.
I found the comments in response to this fascinating and used the excuse to meme it here. Things kinda took off after that.
My year 2 version of this is here and year 3 is here. Those prior posts have links to other blogs’ versions of this meme.
As a small update for this year, I’m interested in whether you found us, or regularly follow us, through Twitter, Facebook and/or other beyond-RSS mechanisms to corral your information stream.
UPDATED: Similar threads from
Ed Yong @ Not Exactly Rocket Science
Odyssey @ Pondering Blather
Gerty-Z @ Balanced Instability
Dr. Becca @ Fumbling Towards Tenure
I make note of these because I enjoy the survey of all who read scientific blogs, not just my own.