Introducing a new section on my blog that lists other science blogs and more departures from the US-based scienceblogs collective.

A blog tracking list The main reason I am writing this quick post is to introduce a new section on my blog. If you look at the lower portion of the banner you can see a series of links to pages. Today there is one more. In this screen shot I’ve highlighted the link to draw your attention to it:


I want to emphasis that this list of blogs is not just for those blogs that were formerly part of scienceblogs; it is for all science blogs, anywhere. The current exodus from scienceblogs is merely the ’inspiration’, if you want to call it that, that has promoted me to start this.

This will take some time to develop – I’m only one man and I have a busy day job! – but the first dozen or so blogs are already on the list. If there are others you’d like to suggest that I consider adding, let me know.

Today departures The exodus over at Scienceblogs continues, with Bora Zivkovic, ’PalMD’ and Deborah Blum’s blogs all on the move. Orac, of Respectful Insolence is left pondering.

Bora Zikovic’s long farewell post is an interesting account of both his personal development as a science blogger and science blogging as a whole. It’s worth reading. (If you can find the time, it is long!) Deborah Blum has built her’s around a Tennyson poem.

David Dobbs summarised Bora’s post on twitter thusly: BoraZ summary: Blogs have matured. Ecosystem changing. Exciting times ahead, add: Serious blogging is Media; ethics follow

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