Geoblogosphere going mainstream?
No, not really … not yet anyway.
But, when I opened my hardcopy of the June 2008 Geotimes and flipped through it, I came across a page called Geomedia: Geology Bloggers Rock … and wouldn’t you know it … I saw some names I knew, oh wait … there’s my name too! How ’bout that.
In addition to the Geotimes article, there is an article in AAPG’s magazine Explorer about our growing community … interesting that these happened at the same time (?).
Well, if you found yourself here through one of those articles, sit back and enjoy. We typically link to each other and some of us, including me, have a “ticker” on the sidebar that automatically updates with the latest in the geoscience blogging community. It seems new geo blogs arrive on the scene every month (I’m sure I’m behind on my own list of links).
The best part of this medium is the freedom to post whatever you want. For example, I wanted to see more discussion of the latest research in sedimentary geology on blogs (yes, I’m that nerdy) … so I started my own to try and create, or at least contribute, to that discussion.
If you’re thinking about starting one … do it!