Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So, enough about me...

I've been writing this blog for about 3 months, and it has been an immensely rewarding experience.  I've learned a great deal about all sorts of topics, had a chance to develop my writing skills, and enjoyed the virtual company of many wonderful science bloggers (almost all of whom are far more qualified than I, and whom I am very grateful to be able to observe and learn from.)

I assume that I've developed a small regular readership, as my traffic-tracking service indicates that I have between 5 and 20 returning visitors each day (depending on how recently I've posted.)  I figured I'd take this opportunity (as sleep doesn't seem to be working out for me, at the moment) to probe your minds for a minute, both to satisfy my own curiosity and to help me figure out how I should be running this thing.  If you have a second, please leave your responses to these questions in the comments:

Who are you?  Why do you read this blog?  What do I do right as a blogger, and what do I do wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help!

I'd also like to use this post to offer to trade articles with anybody who might be interested.  I'd love to have some guest posts on here.  I'd also like to try my hand at writing about something besides cephalopods (I have lots of other interests, I promise!), but I am not ready to maintain more than one blog at the moment, and I've decided to keep Cephalove firmly on topic.  Send me an email or leave me a comment if you're interested.


  1. I found your site through a comment you left on my own and was impressed by what I saw. There still aren't as many people out there writing detailed reviews of stuff as there should be - keep it up!

  2. I don't remember how I stumbled across your site, but I have to agree with Christopher that I like the in-depth reviews you write. Very thorough and informative.

    Also, Cephalopods are awesome.

  3. It's easy to write hip, tongue-in-cheek cephalopod innuendo *coff coff*. It's so many more levels of awesome to write thoughtful, sharp analysis of peer-reviewed honest-to-pasta cephalopod research. You fill the inky void, Mike.

    Happy yer here.

  4. I'm an artist/writer who loves cephalopods.

    I haven't been reading your blog long, so I don't have any comments on your blogging, except to keep up the good work :)

  5. I stumbled across your blog in an edition of the "Carnival of Evolution" and have perused most of your stuff. Your posts are, as a rule, informative and pretty articulate - easy for me to cut my gnarled science-reading teeth into. So I echo the views of the commenters above in saying: keep it up!

  6. There can never be too much written about Ol' head-foot