I have now been keeping this blog for as long as it takes the Earth to makes a full revolution around the Sun. And for some strange cultural reason, this entitles me to reflect about it.
It has been a highly enjoyable experience so far. My readership has grown beyond my modest expectations, currently averaging about 100 visitors a day. I have gotten the most traffic whenever one of the much more popular bloggers direct readers to this site– this has been specially so everytime I get the Myrmecos bump, but there are a few other people to thank.
When I started, I decided that if I could post at least once a week I would be satisfied (so far the case). I have thousands of Scanning Electron Micrographs from my PhD research, many that will never make it to formal publications, so I thought I would just share a nice-looking one every week to keep a constant pace. Thus the Homology Weekly series was born. But from the very first post in the series I also realized that just throwing in an image wasn’t going to be of the interest of readers and myself. The emphasis then changed from the purely visual to telling a short story about a morphological character.
It also became apparent from the very first post, however, that I wasn’t going to assemble these stories once a week. I then decided to go with the whenever-I-feel-like-it pace (also known as rate heterogeneity in molecular evolution parlance). I also decided to keep the original name of the series to remind myself that things doesn’t always turn out as you expect them to (for the good).
As for the dreaded question among bloggers of for whom do you write, I still don’t know, but I am glad to have science enthusiastic people as well as colleagues among my regular visitors.
Thank you all.
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