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It’s not easy for bloggers to know who their readers are.

It can feel like sending a signal off into space, wondering what kind of life-form will pick your message up.

Other readers probably wonder who their fellow readers are too.

This thread is to encourage this little community to find out who they are by telling others a little bit about themselves and what brought you here.

Don’t feel you have to identify who you really are if you’d rather be anonymous.

I’ve put up a few questions up as openers. Don’t feel you have to follow these.

You shouldn’t have to register in order to comment on my blog, just bowl in. (I don’t get to experience this oddly enough, so I have no idea how easy it is to comment.)

1. What are you?

Scientist, scientist-turned manager, graduate student, science writer / science journalist, …
If you don’t fit into life’s square boxes, just write what you consider yourself to be.

2. Do you visit Code for life,

More than once a week? Roughly once a week, month…
If this is the first time you’ve ever been here, welcome!

3. What content brought you to Code for life?

More-or-less articles fall into: bioinformatics, science writing & communication issues, natural health remedies, science trivia, …

Perhaps a particular topic?

4. What technology brought you here?

E.g., Twitter, Google news, web search (google, bing, etc.), the RSNZ newsletter, a link from someplace else, …

5. What sort of posts would you like to see more of on Code for life?

6. If you had one question to ask, what would it be?

Anything. A serious science question that’s been bugging you. Something the annoying neighbour said.

Don’t ask for the meaning of life. We know the answer to that.

7. If one feature were improved on sciblogs, what would you want it be?

If there is some other random thing you want to say, go ahead.

Have fun introducing yourselves.

It’d be nice to know what kind of life-forms I’m sending my messages to…


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What is your relationship with your research notebook?

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