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A call for posts for the inaugural edition of The Accretionary Wedge: Why do you study geology?

August 28, 2007

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this post and associated comments first.

We are organizing a geology blog carnival called The Accretionary Wedge.
What is it and how does it work?

  • write a post related to the chosen theme
  • one blogger will collect the posts and then distribute/announce
  • there will be a different host each edition (me for this one)
  • looks like about once a month (more-or-less) is a good frequency

Okay, so for the inaugural edition of The Accretionary Wedge we have come to a consensus that it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves to each other and the blogosphere at large by writing about why you study geology in the first place. What aspect of Earth/planetary science fascinates you the most? How or when did you decide this was the path for you? And so on.

This topic is purposefully wide open. It can be technical, it can be funny, it can be serious. As The Wedge evolves we will come up with other more focused topics. For this first one, it would be nice to just see the breadth of expertise and personalities the geoblogosphere has to offer.

Please e-mail me links to your post by 6pm (Pacific time) this Sunday (9/2), which is 0100 03/09 UTC/GMT. I will then put them together and release later that evening (with short blurbs introducing each submission). Please put the word “wedge” somewhere in the subject of your e-mail so I can filter it. My e-mail is romansbrian [at] gmail [dot] com.

If this timing is too soon, we can move it (although I will be out of town and away from computer from Wed 9/5 to Mon 9/10). If I don’t hear anything in the comments below, I’ll assume this works for everyone.

Please pass this announcement on to other geology bloggers!

Finally, although it’s not necessary a simple logo for the carnival would be cool. We can discuss that in the comments below.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. Mel permalink
    August 28, 2007 11:48 am

    Thanks for the warm blogosphere welcome. I’ll work up a post for the accretionary wedge’s first carnival. And the “thermo and chrono aristocracy” doesn’t have anything on the “sedie-bourgeoise.”

  2. August 29, 2007 11:03 am

    I like the new look, Brian, and I’m glad you got the geology carnival off the ground. I was more geologically-oriented I’d definitely contribute, but I’ll at least plug the carnival on my blog when it’s up since it’s such a great idea.

  3. BrianR permalink*
    August 29, 2007 11:06 am

    yeah, a plug for The Accretionary Wedge would be great! … and now that i’m on WordPress, I might be asking you for tips!


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