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Poll — What day of week is best for a weekly round-up of geoblogosphere? (UPDATED)

June 6, 2010

I recently had a conversation with someone who mentioned that it would be pretty awesome if there was a weekly review of the geoscience blogosphere. A selection of a handful of posts that highlights some of the stand-out content from the week.

So, my question to you all — what day of the week is the best for such a review? Please take this quick poll and feel free to comment with why you think a certain day works best. I’m torn between Saturday and Monday.


UPDATE (June 9, 2010):

Thanks to all who took a moment to take the above poll. 30% don’t have a preference which day and a very close second was Monday (29%). Saturday came in at a distant third with 16% of the vote.

There are pros and cons for all these choices but I agree that Monday is the best day to do this. Traffic goes down significantly on the weekend (this is a good thing, it means people are out enjoying the world and not sitting behind a computer).

My goal with this is to highlight 3-6 posts from the previous week that provide some depth about geoscience-related current events, some recently reported findings from researchers, thoughts about geoscience education tools/methods, and so on. I’m looking for good writing!

I know about a lot of the geology blogs out there (at least the English-language ones) but new ones definitely slip under my radar. I welcome authors or readers of blogs to alert me to posts I may have missed using the comment thread on these review posts (or e-mail/twitter). This will be an experiment — I’m simply selecting posts that I think are particularly well written and/or provide a perspective that should be heard. I hope people like it.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2010 8:26 am

    If there were a “doesn’t matter to me” button I’d check that one!

  2. June 6, 2010 8:47 am

    Steve, good idea … now there is that button

  3. June 6, 2010 12:36 pm

    I voted for sunday and monday because I could not decide between those. Sunday is generally a day of little activity in the blogosphere. Perhaps a round-up on sunday would thus be nice but I feel the same about monday.

  4. June 7, 2010 7:27 am

    I voted for Tuesday. Monday is way too busy with catching up on blogs and tweets, and catching up in general. Saturday – I won’t be reading it, most likely, until Monday, so Saturday and Monday to me = same thing. Friday – you won’t have as many readers as in the “thick” of the week. So, Tues, Weds, I think are best.

  5. Cian permalink
    June 7, 2010 8:49 am

    I think this is a great idea. I’d definitely read it!

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