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A New Wave of Science Blogging?

One can imagine science bloggers would be a (the) primary beneficiary in a landscape where Google ranks sites based on the correctness of factual information provided by the [blog].  What's more, it is not a stretch to conclude that science bloggers could very well be in the vanguard of a new wave of bloggers who earn Google’s trust by blogging within...

The Science Habit

3+ years ago I left FieldofScience to fend while I (read: my wife) had babies. To my relief, FieldofScience managed just fine without me. There was some attrition, and a scatting of broken links, but otherwise I was not really needed. When I started FieldofScience back in 2008, I gave myself the title of Founding Editor. But looking at it now, that...

Do Science Bloggers Exercise Free Will?

That's the question--as I stare at the census data in search of a juicy trend--that would seem the most sensational and draw the most readers.  A trend...that challenges the notion that you decide how often you post and how much time you invest in each post.  To find it, having already decided it's there, I broke my brain a couple of times combining...

Are Female Science Bloggers More Likely To Blog Anonymously Than Male Science Bloggers?

Google+'s real name policy sparked a lively debate in the science blogosphere. On the side of anonymity it was observed that women risk more than men when they use their real names. We know that women experience 25 TIMES the amount of harassment online that men do.I light of this blanket disparity in risk you might expect to find--or even assume--that...

Where Should Science Bloggers Look For Traffic?

The Census of Science Bloggers 2011 asked, Excluding search engines, what is your primary traffic driver? After eliminating for single instances and some standardization, the breakdown is as follows:Twitter (70)Facebook (59)Links from Other Blogs (45)Reddit (14)ResearchBlogging (13)Feed Subscriptions (10)Google+ (8)Commenting on Other Blogs (7)Science...

The Science Blogosphere's Advice to Science Bloggers

Have faith in your audience. Kill them with kindness. Those are my golden rules for blogging, and how I answer The Census of Science Bloggers 2011 question: In a sentence, your best science blogging advice for fellow science bloggers.Over 190 science bloggers (a majority of census participants) also answered the call for advice. Their collected response...

3 More Science Bloggers Join FoS

As always I'm very happy to announce the addition of new science blogs at FieldofScience. Please welcome (by way of visiting, subscribing to, favoriting, tweeting and of course reading):InkfishProtein Evolution and Other MusingsThe Phytophactor

The Census of Science Bloggers Wants You!

The response thus far to the Census of Science Bloggers (2011) has been rather remarkable, especially when you consider it started on a Friday (never a good day to announce). But it's Monday now, which means it's time for this census worker--a hat I'll be wearing for the rest of August--to get to work.The Challenge: How to circulate the Science Blogger...

Census of Science Bloggers (2011)

Form: Census of Science Bloggers (2011).  Short url: http://goo.gl/2R31wPass it on...Census data will be used to create a 2011 snapshot of science bloggers. The data will be parsed and distilled down into hopefully helpful and informative charts and tables to be posted throughout the month of September.2000-2010 CensusA portion of the data collected...

Introducing /r/SciBlogs/

Starting (or launching if you like) a much needed subreddit for science blogs: http://www.reddit.com/r/sciblogs/Think of it as Editor's Picks for the science blogosphere. It's also an effective way to introduce science blogs to the general public.---I love science. I love blogging. Thus, FoS is a labor of love for me. But I don't just love and enjoy...

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